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MCCLAIN, James D., Dr. 1857-1901

MCCLAIN, BRETT

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11

Saturday forenoon last occurred the death of Dr. J. D. McClain. The doctor had been suffering from pneumonia for nearly six weeks and although he was considered very ill, Dr. Will McClain thought on Thursday that his symptoms were much more favorable. Friday afternoon however he took a sudden turn for the worse and at times suffered intensely until his death. The majority of the doctor's friends, we believe, never expected his complete recovery, but death coming suddenly as it did, was a great shock to Beaman people. Never during the existence of our little town has there been such universal sorrow over one passed from among us. Dr. McClain was a man of whom any community might be proud, a hard worker in his profession, most conscientious and always the friend of the poor. He never spared himself when his work was needed, as thoughtful of the health and well being of others as of his own. Truly no one could have been called from among us who would have been so missed. James McClain was born in Pennsylvania over forty-three years ago. He was one of a family of fifteen children. He came to Iowa with his parents in boyhood. About thirteen years ago he was married to Kate Brett of Grundy county. To them were born four children and with his wife survive him. Owing to ill health father McClain was unable to be here. His mother died some years since. The doctor was a member of Iowa Legion of Honor and Modern Woodmen, which order assisted in the burial services. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Newell of Albion, and interment was in the Beaman cemetery.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 March 1901, pg 8


 

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