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William H. McCune 1840-1926


Posted By: Michael Kearney (email)
Date: 11/28/2017 at 21:23:51

The Clinton Herald Wednesday June 16, 1926 p 6 Funeral services for W.H. McCue, one of Clinton's old soldiers, who passed away yesterday afternoon at his home, 500 DeWitt street, will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Members of the G.A.R. will hold their military service at the grave and pallbearers will be furnished by their organization. Written by Mr. McCune shortly before his death, is the following list of battles in which he served during the Civil war: Big Shanty, Mattietta, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Seezer's Church, Nigar Jack Creek, Love Joy Station, Recaca, Buzzards' Roost, Altona Pass, Pilot Knob, Lookout Mountain, Charrow, Kingston, From Atlanta to the Sea, Ft. McAllister, Battle of Cow Pen, Jones' Burrow, Gold's Burrow, North Carolina Columbia. Mr. McCue had been ill for over two years, always a patient sufferer, who knew enough of the world's hardships throughout his life to appreciate the least joys which also came to him. Hardships of war, he often said, were nothing to the hardships of his loss of two little children, who were killed in a fire which destroyed the family home in Dakota. Mr. McCune was born in New York City, March 1, 1837, and at the time of his death was 89 years, two months and 15 days old. His early life was spent in New York. In 1874 he moved to Iowa, marrying MIss Lottie Hogabaum the same year. They moved to Dakota where they lived for a number of years, later returning to Iowa and Clinton. Eight children were born to their union, two, Charles and Theodore, lost in childhood. Those left are five sons, William S., Morton H., James H., Olliver, all of Clinton; Frederick, of Leavenworth, Kan., and one daughter, Mrs. Orley Preston, Clinton. His wife also remains to mourn the death, as do eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. McCune was for a number of years, an engineer on the Northwestern road.


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