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McCabe, William 1823 - 1907


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/22/2019 at 21:52:28

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 26 Dec. 1907. (From the Arlington News, undated ??)

William McCabe was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, on Jan. 11th, 1823, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maxwell, in Arlington, Ia., Dec. 1_th, 1907, aged 85 years, 11 months and 5 days.

In 1853 he moved from his Ohio home to Michigan, and from there to Volga City, where he resided until two years ago, when he came to Arlington. He enlisted in Co. E. 9th Iowa infantry Sept. 9th, 1861, serving in the war during a period of four years. He enlisted in twenty-one engagements; was present at siege and surrender of Vicksburg, and made the march with Sherman to the sea. He was wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge. He was present at the surrender of the armies of Johnson and Lee and was mustered out of the service at Louisville, Ky., June, 1865, when he returned to Clayton County.

He was married to Miss Mabel Truman March 22nd, 1843, in the town of York, Ohio. To them were given three children, two of these dying in early childhood. He is survived by the wife of his youth, who is greatly afflicted by the loss of her eyesight, and his daughter, Mrs. Maxwell, of Arlington. Mr. McCabe followed the occupation of farming many years. He was diligent in business, and a quiet unassuming man. In religious belief he was a Universalist.

He has been confined to his bed since the first of December, during which time he has gradually failed until death came, when he passed quietly away on Monday evening last. He was the last survivor of a family of thirteen children, all but one of whom lived to a ripe old age.

The funeral services were conducted at the home, Rev. Dwello officiating. The interment was at the Taylerville cemetery. - News.


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