McCLEARY, John Harryman 1826 - 1893
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/24/2011 at 21:12:06
"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, December 20, 1893
Page 3, Column 7
DEATH OF A PIONEER.
John Harryman McCLEARY died at his home in Des Moines Township December 7th, at 10 o'clock p.m. He was the son of Benjamin and Catherine McCLEARY, and was born near Mansfield, Ohio, September 29th, 1826. He removed with his father's family to Michigan at an early age, and thence to Kosciusko County, Indiana. In 1837 the family came to Iowa Territory, and Mr. McCLEARY, as boy and man, shared all the hardships and privations of pioneer life. His memory was stored with many recollections of the times when the general rendezvous for the Indians of Iowa was at Agency City. In 1851, in company with three brothers, Mr. McCLEARY made the overland journey to California, and with the exception of the eighteen months required for this trip the remainder of his life was spent in this county. March 10th, 1853, he was married to Miss Elizabeth McINTIRE, who survives him, at Ashland, Wapello County, and their married life of more than forty years was both prosperous and happy. A daughter and two sons, Laura Alice, Nelson Emery and John Lewis, are the fruits of the marriage and now reside with the mother.... Methodist church.... Funeral services were held at the home the 9th inst., conducted by Rev. E. E. Doud of Libertyville, while a selected choir sang appropriate hymns. The remains were interred in the Sand Hill (sic - McCleary) cemetery, and were carried to their last resting place by old friends and neighbors, Messrs. Gocanhour (Goughnour?), Reuben Ellmaker, W. H. Woolery, Eleazor Stewart, Ellis Peebler and J.G.W. Smith.....
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