October 3, 1935
OBITUARY ~ REV. WILLIAM McFARLAND
Rev. William McFarland was born in Pennsylvania, July 23, 1853, and died at the home of one of his daughters at Earlham, Iowa February 2nd, 1935, aged 81 years, 6 months, and 4 days.
He married Mary Reynolds of Ringgold County about 62 years ago. Six girls and two boys came to bless their home and all were able to be at the funeral.
Mr. McFarland was one of a family of six boy and six girls. He in survived by his six daughters and two sons und their families; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Stephenson of Clearfield and Mrs. Maggie Shields of Maloy; and a number of nephews and nieces, and a host of other relatives und friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Benton, la,. Tuesday afternoon, February 5th. Rev. W.D. Merryman a Nazarene minister of Des Moines officiated, assisted by the Nazarene pastor Rev. A. K. Jones of Allerton, Ia.
He was laid to rest beside his wife who preceded him in death 2 years ago, in the Benton Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelie Rusco, December of 2011
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