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George Maclay 1854-1936


Posted By: Sharon K HESEBECK (email)
Date: 7/8/2022 at 11:40:40

George E. MaClay, 82, who came with his parents by ox team to Iowa when he was 21 years of age, died Monday at 2 p. m. at the home of his son, James MaClay of Estherville. A cerebral hemorrhage was given as the cause of death, which followed several days of unconsciousness.

Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the house and at 2:30 in the Estherville Presbyterian church. Burial was at Spencer.
Mr. MaClay was born July 2, 1854, near Janesville, Wis. When 21 he moved with his parents to Humboldt and later went to Clay county where they settled on a farm, where MaClay station on the Rock Island is now situated.

He was married August 17, 1878, in Clay county and the couple purchased a farm at Gillett Grove, where they lived until 1900. They then moved to Fergus Falls, Minn., where they lived five years. They returned to Spencer, where they resided until 1918, when Mrs. MaClay passed away. Since that time he had made his home with his children.

He is survived by a brother, William MaClay of Terril, and three children, James W. MaClay of Estherville. Allen S. MaClay of Jamestown, N. D., and Mrs. Alice M. Mathews of Webb. A daughter, Lulu Pelley, passed away a year ago.

Mr. MaClay had been in Estherville residing with his son since last June.
Page 15 of Spencer News Herald, published in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, May 1st, 1936


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