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Ringgold Record, 1899

AN OLD SETTLER GONE.

John McFarland, a Pioneer Citizen, Dies Thursday Evening.

Civil War Flags.jpg John McFARLAND, one of the early settlers of Ringgold county, died Thursday evening about five o'clock at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. H. SHIELDS of Rice township. His death was caused by stomach trouble.

Mr. McFARLAND was born in Belmont county, Ohio, May 15, 1823. While he was yet young, his parents removed to Washington county, Pennsylvania. He remained there until he grew to young manhood and in 1843 was married to Miss Rebecca HARE. In 1855 the family started for Iowa and arrived at Mt. Ayr on the 31st day of July 1856. The party camped over night, where the United Presbyterian church is located. Mr. McFARLAND finally settled in Benton township. At the outbreak of the civil war, he enlisted as a member of Company G., 29th Iowa infantry and served from 1862 to the close of the war. When mustered out, he held the rank of second lieutenant. He returned to Ringgold county and in 1869 was elected county auditor, serving with great acceptability for three terms. Mr. McFARLAND's wife died in Mt. Ayr in 1874. They were the parents of twelve children of whom seven are yet living as follows: Samuel P. McFARLAND, of Creighton, Neb.; Rev. Wm. T. B. McFARLAND, of Diagonal; Lewis H. McFARLAND, of Benton; Mrs. Oraetta STEPHENSON of Clearfield; Mrs. Margaret E. SHIELDS of Rice township; David H. McFARLAND, of Plainview, Neb.; Sedoras B. McFARLAND With the exception of the last two named, the children were present at the funeral.

The funeral services were conducted Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock from the M. E. church in Mt. Ayr, Rev. H. P. DUDLEY conducting. The pall bearers were six of Mr. McFARLAND's old comrades, Messrs. I. W. KELLER, Samuel H. KLING, G. S. MOORE, Wm. MILSAP, Capt. A. JOHNSTON and Elijah CAMPBELL. The interment was made in the Shay (Platte River) cemetery in Benton township.

CARD OF THANKS.

We desire to express our heartfelt appreciation of the many kindnesses extended to us during the sickness and death of our father, John McFARLAND.
Mrs. Margaret SHIEL (sic)
S. P. McFARLAND
Wm. T. McFARLAND
Lewis H. McFARLAND
Mrs. Oraetta STEPHENSON

Lewis McFarland gravestone.jpg NOTE: William T. McFARLAND, son of John and Rebecca (HARE), was born on July 29, 1853, and died at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 3 days on February 2, 1935 with interment beside his wife Mary J. (1856-1932) at Benton Cemetery, Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa. Lewis H. McFARLAND, son of John and Rebecca (HARE), was born in 1859, and died in 1915 with interment at Benton Cemetery.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

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