The Ringgold Record, 1894
DEATH of McKENDREE ROSS.
Died, on Saturday, December 1, 1894, at his residence in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, McKendree ROSS, aged forty-six years, two months
and sixteen days. Mr. Ross was born in Mahaska county, Iowa, September 15, 1848. When about eleven years old he moved to Mt.
Ayr with his father, Thomas ROSS, Esq. Since he has grown to manhood he has served in many business capacities and had good
business qualifications. He was a good penman and calculator and made himself useful in many business departments. At the
time of his death he was engaged in the real estate and loan business with D. T. HOGUE. He had been for some time a member
of the M. E. church of Mt. Ayr. He leaves a wife and five children. The funeral took place from the M. E. church on Monday
at 11 a.m. and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. W. RAMSAY [with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr].
When a mere boy not much past fifteen, Mr. ROSS went into the Union army from Ringgold county. He joined the 8th Iowa
Infantry [Company D] and served three years and made a first-class soldier as all comrades testify. He always took an
interest in his fellow soldiers. He had sacrificed much for his country, and felt the effect of this sacrifice all his
NOTE: McKendree's mother was Martha A. ROSS.
McKendree enlisted from Mount Ayr, Iowa, as an 8th Corporal on July 28, 1863, and was mustered into service on July
28th with Company D of the 8th Iowa Cavalry. He was promoted to Full 6th Corporal on October, 1864. McKendree was
mustered out of service on August 13, 1865 at Macon, Georgia. SOURCE: American Civil War Soldiers, ancestry.com
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