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Daviess County

William W. McNeeley (6/27/1846 - 5/30/1942)

Special thanks to Mark Davis who submitted the obituary below

Obituary of William W. McNeeley
The Washington Democrat, Washington, Indiana, Monday, June 1, 1942, page 1

COUNTY'S LAST CIVIL WAR VET DIED SATURDAY. "DAD" MCNEELEY WILL BE BURIED TUESDAY AT ODON. Odon, Ind., June 1. - Daviess county's last Civil War veteran, William W. "Dad" McNeeley, 95 years of age, died at 2:45 o'clock Saturday morning in the Linton hospital, where he had been a patient for the past few weeks. Death of the aged veteran was attributed to a complication of ailments, and came after a lingering illness. Native of Monroe county, he was born June 27, 1846, and would have celebrated his 96th birthday the latter part of this month. He was a son of Evans and Susan (Roberts) McNeeley, and was a farmer most of his life. Mr. McNeeley was married five times, the last time being August 27, 1938, and he is survived by this wife, Elizabeth McNeeley, of Odon. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. During the latter part of the Civil War he served as a private in Company G, 43rd Reg. Ind. Infantry, being a guard over southern prisoners at Indianapolis. Surviving children are Mollie McNeeley of Ellettsville, Charles McNeeley and Ethel Jones of Hot Springs, Ark, and Pierce McNeeley of Denver. A brother, Richard, of Mooresville, and a sister, Hattie Goskins, of Detroit, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services are to be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Poindexter & Sons Funeral Chapel in Odon, with Revs. Russell Hall, Fleshman, Roberts and Buchanan officiating, burial to follow in Walnut Hill cemetery.


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