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