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McDougall, Alexander (1842-1923)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/9/2011 at 23:38:58

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel


Veteran Succumbs to Sickness and
Old Age After a Long and Useful
Life. Is Survived, by His Wife and
Eight Children

Alex [Alexander] McDougall, an honored pioneer of Plymouth county, and a civil war veteran, died at his home, 521 Central Ave. on Wednesday morning a few minutes after midnight at the age of 80 years, 10 months, and 3 days. Death was due to pneumonia and failing powers of age. Mr. McDougall had been in poor health for some time and the end was not unexpected.

Alex McDougall was born in La Salle county, Illinois on May 18, 1842, and was a son of James McDougall and Adeline Howard, natives of Scotland and New York respectively. He received his education in the public schools of Wisconsin, his parents moving to Mineral Point in 1848.

In 1870 the McDougall family came to Plymouth county. Alex McDougall and his father frove the long distance from their home in Wisconsin to their new home in Plymouth county.

During the civil war Alex McDougall responded to the call for volunteers and enlisted at Highland Wisconsin in October 1862 in Company G, Twenty seventh regiment Wisconsin volunteer infantry and was stationed at Milwaukee. While there the barracks burned and Mr. McDougall contracted a fever and was in the hospital for three months and then spent some time at home on furlough. He later rejoined the regiment at Columbus, Kentucky and was at the siege of Vicksburg and Haines bluff. After the surrender of Vicksburg, the regiment was transported up the river to Helena, Arkansas and wintered at Little Rock. In the spring they joined General Banks at Shreveport, Louisiana and later went to New Orleans and Brownsville, texas where he was discharged in the fall of 1865.

Mr. McDougall was united in marriage with Miss Kate E. Noble, of James, on April 11. 1881. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. McDougall established their home on a farm in Section Grant township, where they lived until they moved to LeMars a few years ago. They prospered on
the farm and built up one ofthe finest places in the county.

Mr. and Mrs. McDougall were active in local, community and church affairs and leaders in progressive movements. Mr. McDougall was a school director and held other offices
while a resident of Grant township.

He was a member of the G. A. R. for many years.

Nine children were born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. McDougall, eight of whom, with the mother, mourn the loss of a good father. They are Mrs. Martin Naninga, Beresford, S. D.; Mrs. Conrad Nanninga, Ireton; Mrs. N. J. Delperdang, Struble; Mrs. Frank G. Wells, Ireton; Mrs. A. E.
Null, Le Mars; Rev. O. F. McDougall, Dodge City, Kansas; Alex McDougall, Jr. Struble; Judson N. McDougall, Le Mars. A daughter, Mrs. James G. Day, preceded her father in death in 1906. He also leaves twenty-six grandchildren. He Is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Edwards,
of Ireton, and a brother, John E. McDougall, of Ogden, Iowa.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, Rev. H. V. Comin officiating. The G. A.R., of which he was member will [be in charge of services at the cemetery.]

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