Source: The Democrat, 8 Jun 1883
Repository: Obituary Files, Johnson County Museum of History, Genealogy Room, Franklin, Indiana
Mr. William McCaslin, a well known and highly respected citizen of this place, died very unexpectedly of exhaustion of the heart on Tuesday night at his residence in this city. It appears that he rode out to his farm as usual on Tuesday morning and upon reaching it found a lot of horses trespassing upon his pasture. He immediately undertook to drive them out and in running about the field for this purpose became quite ill and applied for admission at one of the houses southeast of the college. Here a lady came to the door and in answer to his request to enter as he was quite ill, she informed him that she was afraid he had smallpox and would not admit him. Later in the afternoon he was found by C.B. Tarlton lying by the roadside and brought home. Dr. Wallace was called and after two or three hours work, Mr. McCaslin had so far recovered as to give hopes of speedy recovery. He grew worse, however, between nine and ten o'clock and soon after expired. The deceased was in his sixty-sixth year and has lived from early boyhood in the county. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Torrance at the family residence on yesterday, the remains being followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends and acquaintances.
Submitted by Lois Johnson