McCASLIN, John A

Date of Death: 17 Aug 1902

Source: Obituary files, Johnson County Museum of History

Death of John McCaslin at His Home West of Franklin

   John McCaslin, a well known and 
prominent farmer, died at his home 
two and one-half miles west of Frank-
lin Sunday morning about 1:30 o'clock.
   Death was due to the effects of a 
stroke of paralysis from which on ac-
count of his advanced age he was un-
able to recover.
  Mr Mccaslin born September, 25, 
1825, and was a native of Scott 
county, his father Alexander McCas-
lin, removing to this county in 1829. 
He spent his early youth on his father's 
farm attending school in Franklin 
when opportunity afforded him the 
chance.
   He began farming for himself in 1848 
and removed in 1864 to the farm on which 
he had since resided.
   In 1851 he was married to Miss M. J. 
Alexander, a sister of Robert Alexander 
of this city. To them were born five 
children, George A., Newton, John A., 
Edgar and Martha Belle McCaslin. Mrs. 
McCaslin died only a few years ago.
  Mr.  McCaslin was a progressive 
farmer and a raiser of fancy stock. He 
was instrumental in the county fair, 
being for a number of years superin-
tendent of the cattle department. He 
was also one of the directors. He was 
a member of the Hopewell Presbyter-
ian church. He was of a quiet and re-
tiring disposition and was held in high 
esteem by his large circle of acquain-
tances on account of the high quality 
of his character.
   The funeral was held Tuesday morning [19 Aug 1902] 
at 10 o'clock at the late residence on the 
Hopewell road, services conducted by Rev. A. 
R. Woodson of the Hopewell church.

Submitted by Lois Johnson

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