GUY K. McCLUNG
July 10, 1906 - November 25, 2003
Guy K. McClung, 97, died at the Riverside Health Care Center
in Missoula on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003.
He was born on July 10, 1906, in Quanah, Texas, and was the son of
James T. and Maude R. (Hare) McClung. He was a graduate of Victor
High School. On Aug. 12, 1925, Guy married Louise E. Schweitzer in
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1998 and
his sons, Sidney Guy and James Richard (Dick); a granddaughter,
Tami,; a half-brother; two half-sisters; a stepbrother and a
stepsister. Guy is survived by a half-brother, Billy Joe McClung, of
Texas; a daughter, Jeannine McClung-Hackett (Prescott Hackett) of
Victor; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Nov.
28, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, Thursday, November 22, 2003
HELEN M. HAZEN McCONNELL
Helen M. McConnell, 67, of Napa, California, died
Monday, December 11 at UC Medical Center in San Francisco. She was
born on May 28, 1922 to Edward and Agnes Hazen in West Pittson, PA.
She grew up there and spent most of her life in Pennsylvania. She
later married Hugh P. McConnell.
May 28, 1922 - December 11, 1989
Survivors include her husband, Hugh, at the
family home in Napa; a son, James E. McConnell of Napa; two
brothers, Allen Hazen of Henryville, PA, and James Hazen of
Hamilton; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Patricia R. Jones, both of
Marshalls Creek, PA; and two grandchildren.
Friends gathered on Thursday, December 14 at the
Claffey and Rota Funeral Home in Napa and then preceded to St.
Apollinars Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
was celebrated. The rosary was recited Wednesday evening at the
funeral home. Interment was at the Tulocay Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen
McConnell Memorial Fund, c/o St. Apollinaris Church, 3700 Lassen,
Napa, California 94558.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, December 20, 1989
JOHN E. McCONNELL
1894 - September 17, 1918
J. McCONNELL DIES IN ACTION
The many friends of Private John E. McConnell,
machine gun company, 5th regiment U.S.M.C. and his parents, Mr. and
Mrs.R.W. McConnell of Como, Montana, will learn with sorrow and
regret of his death on September 17 of wounds received in action.
John McConnell was born in Iowa in 1894. With his parents and
sister, Mabel, he came to Hamilton in 1908. Attending Hamilton
schools, he was a member of the class that graduated from high
school in 1914. He left Como in February 1918, enlisted in the
marines and was sent to Mare Island for training. On going to France
in June, he was assigned to duty in the 5th regiment, one of the
crack regiments in the Marine Corps, a fact of which he was very
His regiment was in the second division which
received high praise from General Pershing for gallantry in action.
In his last letter, he said that he saw the papers were giving the
Marine Corps well deserved praise.
His parents and friends will cherish his memory
as one who saw his duty and did it bravely even to giving his life
for his country.
The Western News, October 17, 1918
CORA QUAST McCORMICK
September 15, 1895 - July 17, 1985
Cora Quast McCormick, 90, died Thursday morning
at the North Valley Rest Home in Stevensville. She was born
September 15, 1895 in Missoula, the daughter of Otto and Helena
Ziesing Quast, and was raised and educated in Missoula. She
graduated from Montana State University in Missoula with a degree in
education and music, and later moved to New York where she studied
voice and piano.
On June 16, 1937, she married Washington Jay
McCormick in Hamilton. He preceded her in death on March 7, 1949.
She taught primary education in the Corvallis, Grantsdale, and
Hamilton school systems, retiring in June of 1964. She also taught
voice and piano privately for several years. For the past year, she
had resided in Stevensville at the North Valley Rest Home due to her
health. She was a member of the Alpha Phi, the National Retired
Teachers Association, the Montana Retired Teachers, and the Music
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Camilla
McCormick and Angela Weisel, both of Missoula; a brother, Otto Quast
of Corvallis; three nieces and a nephew. A brother and five sisters
preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at
Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton with the Rev. Edgar Toevs officiating.
Cremation will take place in Hamilton.
Following the service, there will be a coffee
hour for family and friends in the community room at the chapel.
Ravalli Republic, July 18, 1986
Contributed by Karolyn Simpson
WASHINGTON JAY McCORMICK
W.J. McCORMICK TAKEN BY DEATH, EX-CONGRESSMAN, WAS BRILLIANT
January 4, 1884 - March 7, 1949
Funeral services at the Elks Lodge were held at
Missoula yesterday afternoon in tribute to Washington Jay McCormick,
prominent native western Montanan, who passed away at St. Patricks
Hospital, Missoula, Monday following a long illness. Pallbearers
were Wellington D. Rankin, J.D. Taylor, Fred W. Schilling, Jack
Sterling, Ed Thomas, and Grant Higgins. Burial was made in Missoula
Cemetery. Representatives of the Sons and Daughters of Montana
Pioneers and the Western montana Bar Association, as well as
numerous friends of the deceased attorney attended the rites.
W.J. McCormick was a man of extraordinary
intellectual attainments. He was educated in the schools of
Missoula, at Montana State University in Missoula, and at Notre
Dame. He graduated from Harvard University in 1906 and later studied
at Columbia where he received his L.L.B.
Born January 4, 1884, W.J. McCormick was a son of
W.J. and Kate McCormick, Montana pioneers. His father, one of the
first attorneys in Montana, purchased Fort Owen at Missoula in 1871
from Major John Owen, and it was there that the father was killed
during a wind storm.
McCormick was a veteran of World War I and during
World War II, engaged in war work in the San Francisco region. He
was widely traveled, served in the Montana legislature from Missoula
County, and was elected to the Congress from the western district of
Montana in 1920, serving one term. He was a brilliant
conversationalist, a loyal friend, and was possessed of a most
In 1915, Mr. McCormick was married to Edna
Theresa Fox. A son, Washington J., Jr, died 18 years ago and the
daughters are Angela of Missoula, and Mrs. John Vance, Chevy Chase,
Maryland. In recent years, McCormick had resided at Stevensville
with he present wife, the former Cora Quast. A sister, Mrs. William
Fitzgerald, resides in Missoula.
The Western News, March 10, 1949
Contributed by Karolyn Simpson
RUTH E. BROWN
November 11, 1925 - October 13, 1989
Ruth E. McCoy,
63, of Corvallis, died Friday, October 13 at Marcus Daly
Memorial Hospital from complications of arthritis. She was born
November 11, 1925 in Higgins, Texas, the daughter of George and
She was raised and educated in Texas and
worked in a defense plant in Arcadia, Calif., during World War
II. She married Neil McCoy in Arcadia on February 2, 1944 and
the couple lived in various places before moving to Nevada then
moved to Corvallis where she lived until her death.
She is survived by her husband at the family
home in Corvallis; her father, George Brown of Auburn, Calif.;
two sons, Keith and Kenneth, both of Reno, Nevada; two sisters,
Roberta Wunch of Auburn, Calif., and Jean Broyles of San
Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Same Brown of Spokane, Wash., and
L.G. Brown of Houston, Texas and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Monday,
October 16 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton
with the Rev. Jack Park officiating. Cremation and arrangements
are under the direction of Daly-Leach Memorial Chapel in
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, October 16, 1989
September 7, 1858 - November 24, 1933
DEATH OF PIONEER. MRS. W.W. McCRACKIN IN MONTANA MANY YEARS.
Mrs. Gertrude McCrackin, aged 75, widow of the
late W.W. McCrackin, old-time Montana banker, was found dead in her
room at the family home here last Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock by
her son's wife, Mrs. Wallace McCrackin. Dr. George McGrath stated
death had come some hours before, presumably from a heart attack.
She had apparently risen during the night and when discovered, her
body lay across the bed.
She returned to Hamilton in May from Long Beach,
California, where she spent the past six years with her daughter,
mrs. M.A. White, for her health. Mrs. White returned to Long Beach
three weeks ago.
Mrs. McCrackin came to the state with her husband
in 1877, settling at Sand Coulee, where he engaged in raising sheep.
Two years later, they went to Butte, where Mr. McCrackin was
affiliated with the Clark Bank and later was president of the Silver
Bow National Bank. They came to Hamilton in 1894.
Her son, Wallace, and the daughter, Mrs. M.A.
White, survive, with three granddaughters, Misses Gertrude and
Virginia White of Long Beach and Mrs. Milton D. Byrd of Hamilton. A
twin sister, Mrs. J.B. Swinbourne, lives at Fairfield, Iowa,
birthplace of Mrs. McCrackin. Another sister, Mrs. J.F. Hinkhouse,
is at Iowa City, and a brother, P.S. Junkin, is postmaster at
Fairfield. A brother, W.D. Junkin, is editor of the Daily Press
Dispatch at Brainerd, Minnesota. Their father was founder and editor
for years of the Fairfield Ledger.
Mrs. McCrackin was a director of the Ravalli
County Bank, founded by her husband in 1894, and was a member of the
Presbyterian Church. Mr. McCrackin died in 1913 and their oldest
daughter, Helen, well-known school teacher, was a victim of the
influenza epidemic of 1918.
Last rites for the beloved pioneer woman were
held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Presbyterian Church, Rev.
C.R. Miller and Rev. J.C. Irwin uniting in the service. A brief
tribute to the serene Christian character of Mrs. McCrackin was paid
by Rev. Miller. Her steadfast devotion to old-time friends in this
community which had been her home for the greater part of 40 years
and the fact that she had been able to spend the last few months of
her life among them were sketched by the minister. The church was
filled with scores of people from every part of western Montana and
others were unable to find room, waiting outside until the service
was finished. Many followed the casket to its last rest in Riverview
Cemetery, where Mrs. McCrackin's husband and daughter are buried.
The pallbearers were: Dr. George McGrath, C.H. Raymond, Dr. G.E.
Davis, C.A. Smithey, B.W. Reimel, and T.R. Glass.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralston McCrackin of Phillipsburg
were relatives who came from out of town to attend the rites.
Ravalli Republican, November 30, 1933
WILLIAM BAKER McDANIEL
February 13, 1866 - August 11, 1946
PIONEER BUILDER OF THE HAMILTON COMMUNITY TAKEN BY GRIM REAPER.
William Baker McDaniel passed away at Daly
Memorial Hospital Sunday, August 11. Funeral services for Mr.
McDaniel were conducted at the Dowling Chapel in this city by Rev.
Vernon Griggs Tuesday afternoon after which interment was made in
Corvallis cemetery beside the grave of his first wife who died May
3, 1903. Those who acted as pallbearers at Mr. McDaniel's funeral
were Carl Knudson, Osborne Back, Charlles Talbot, H.V. Gilmore,
Joseph Haigh, and Fone Shook.
William Baker McDaniel was born February 13, 1866
at Springfield, Missouri, he came west in 1887 to Blackfoot, Idaho
where he was married August 31, 1891 to Vicie Ward. They came to
Hamilton to make their home in the autumn of 1896.
On December 19, 1914, Mr. McDaniel was wed to
Mrs. Myrtle Odell of this city. She survives her late husband and
other survivors are Calvin McDaniel of Hamilton, and Sarah Seigler
of Santa Barbara, California, a son and daughter, and a sister, Mrs.
Mary J. Ward of Washington state. All were in Hamilton for the last
Abstract from: The Western News, August 15, 1946
AGED RESIDENT DEAD
Funeral Service for James McDowell to be Held Tomorrow By Rev.
Corvallis, June 28 - James McDowell, aged 83 years, succumbed to
paralysis early yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Charles Price. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon
from the home, with Rev. E.P . Wilson of the United church
officiating, and interment will be in the Corvallis Cemetery.
James McDowell was born in Ireland and came to
America in early boyhood. He first made his home in Michigan and was
united in marriage to Jane Johnson. About 22 years ago, the family
moved to Corvallis from Anaconda. Mrs. McDowell died at her
Corvallis home eight years ago, and her grave is in the Corvallis
Cemetery. To them were born 12 children, eight of whom survive. They
are Elizabeth Daugherty of Seattle, John, Joseph, and Albert of
Hibbing, Minnesota; Mrs. Charles Price of this place, Mrs. Mary
Coombs and George of Butte, and James, who is somewhere on the
Mr. McDowell was a master mechanic, working for
years in Michigan and continuing his profession by making drag saws
until two weeks before his death. The Myers blacksmith shop was the
scene of his labors until a few months ago when he became too feeble
to walk and he moved his tools to the Magni building across the
street from the Price residence. He had been confined to his bed but
four days before his death. He was a man of find principle and was
respected by everyone.
The Ravalli Republican, Friday, August 18, 1922
JANE JOHNSON McDOWELL
MRS. J. M'DOWELL DEAD. FUNERAL AT CORVALLIS
Mrs. James McDowell died yesterday morning at 8 o'clock at the
family home near Corvallis, following an illness resultant from the
infirmities of old age. The funeral will probably be held next
Sunday afternoon, interment being made in Corvallis Cemetery.
Jane Johnson Mcdowell was a most estimable lady
and had reared a large family. She was born in Ontario, Canada, in
February 1942. With her family she came to Montana from Michigan in
1896 and had resided in the Bitter Root valley for 13 years.
She is survived by the aged husband, four
daughters, Mrs. C.W. Price of Corvallis, Mrs. W.J. Coomb and Mrs.
A.P. Coomb of Butte, and Mrs. J.S. Doughterty of Anaconda, and five
sons, John H.., Albert, and Joseph of Hibbing, Michigan, A.G.
McDowell of Butte, and J.J. McDowell of Missoula.
The Western News, November 13, 1914
Card of Thanks
We thank our many kind friends and neighbors for
their care and attention previous to and after the death of our
beloved wife and mother, and may God reward them for their kind care
and attention in the hour of our bereavement. We also thank our many
friends for their beautiful floral offerings.
James M'Dowell, Sons and Daughters
The Western News, November 14, 1914
November 18, 1855 - October 29, 1946
MISS MARY McFADDEN NONAGENARIAN, DIES. FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR LONG
One of the eldest residents of Montana passed
from this world either late Monday or early Tuesday morning when
Miss Mary McFadden died at her home on Geneva Avenue, Hamilton,
where she resided alone. neighbors noticed that she did not appear
all day Tuesday and prevailed upon Mrs. Walter Maki, who had long
looked after the elderly woman, to investigate. She found Miss
McFadden dead about 5:30 that evening. Miss McFadden would have been
91 years of age had she lived to November 18.
Rosary services for Miss McFadden will be held at
St. Francis Church tomorrow night at 7:00 and Rev. M.J. Donohue will
conduct services in the church for her the next morning. Interment
will be in Riverview cemetery.
Before coming to Hamilton about 1914, Miss
McFadden resided in Butte, Seattle, and North Dakota. She is
survived by a niece, Mrs. L.P. Keefe of Los Angeles, who is to
arrive in Hamilton this afternoon; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Leonard of North Dakota, and Mrs. Annie Wells of Washington state.
The Western News, October 31, 1946
JOSEPH ALEXANDER McGREGOR
Last rites for Joseph Alexander McGregor, 64,
Grantsdale, who died at a local hospital Tuesday following a short
illness, were held this afternoon from Dowling's chapel, the Rev.
G.O. Schultz officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Erick Nordgren, Otis Lyndes, Arthur Treece, Hugh
Wylie, John Jackman, and A.P. Nickel.
1877 - May 6, 1941
JOSEPH A. McGREGOR TAKEN BY DEATH
Mr. McGregor was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and
came to the Bitter Root about 32 years ago. He first located in the
Three Mile area, later moving to Darby and then to Grantsdale. He
was a farmer and followed his trade of well drilling despite the
loss of an arm about 25 years ago. He became a citizen in 1914.
Survivors include his widow, daughters, Mrs.
Chris Kiehn, Mrs. Leslie Herbert, and Marie McGregor, Grantsdale;
sons, Charles H., Malcome and Gregory Delroy, Hamilton, and Fred J.,
Sitka, Alaska; mother, Mrs. Helen McGregor, and a brother, George,
Albany, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Stella Cowbrick, New York, N.Y., and
brother, Ronald, Denver, Colorado.
Ravalli Republican, May 8, 1841
MINNIE S. BLODGETT McKILLOP
August 1879 - May 8, 1909
MANY ATTEND THE FUNERAL. MRS. ARCHIE McKILLOP PASSED AWAY
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND WAS BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON.
The funeral of Mrs. Minnie B. McKillop, wife of
Archie McKillop, Monday afternoon at the family home on the west
side of the Bitter Root river, was one of the largest gatherings of
the kind in the vicinity of Hamilton for several years. She was a
worthy and popular woman and her friends are legion.
Mrs. McKillop was a native daughter of the Bitter
Root valley. She was born in 1879 and had she lived till july would
have been 30 years old. She leaves a husband and three children,
besides three brothers and two sisters. The cause of her death was
tuberculosis to which she succumbed Saturday evening at 7 o'clock.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. F.N. Cockcroft, pastor of St.
Paul's Episcopal church, with interment at the Blodgett family
The Western News, May 12, 1909
Mrs. Minnie McKillop, wife of Archie McKillop,
the well-know contractor, died Saturday morning at the family home
on the west side. Consumption was the cause of death. The funeral
was held Monday afternoon and was largely attended.
Mrs. McKillop was 29 years of age and a native of
the valley. She is survived by the husband, three small children,
three brothers, and two sisters. Mrs. McKillop was a most estimable
young lady and the bereaved ones have the heartfelt sympathy of the
Ravalli Republican, May 14, 1909
Perry McKinney Rites Conducted This Afternoon
January 12, 1891 - May 14, 1950
Funeral services for Perry "Peg" McKinney, former
valley resident who died last Sunday in Longview, Washington, were
conducted by the Rev. Richard Price at the Dowling Chapel this
afternoon. Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery at Darby beside the
grave of his wife, Grace, who passed away about ten years ago.
Pallbearers were C.W. Shockley, Robert Nicholson, E.L. Sargent,
Frank Waddell, Edward MacKay, and William Daw.
Mr. McKinney was born January 12, 1891 in Twin
Bridges, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. McKinney, old time valley
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Q. Nelsen of
Longview, Washington, and Mrs. W.H. Nelson of Mountain View,
California; a son, Merel, Longview; a brother, Troy McKinney,
Corvallis; six sisters, Mrs. L.L. Scharinota, Darby; Blanche
Warwick, Missoula; Mrs. Harry Young, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Wade
Shockley, Seattle; Mrs. H.L. Summers, Hamilton; and Mrs. Richard
Alberts, Ogden, Utah, and five grandchildren.
The Western News, Thursday, May 18, 1950, page 1
ANDREW J. McNETT
November 29, 1851 - November 2, 1949
Funeral services for Andrew J. McNett were held
at 10:30 am, Saturday, at the Dowling chapel. Burial was at the
Riverview cemetery and services were conducted by the Reverend E.F.
Mr. McNett was 97 years old and for a number of
years he had been blind. He was born November 29, 1851 at Algonquin,
Illinois. He came to Montana in 1902 and for many years was a farmer
and was located in the upper Three Mile locality where he operated a
dry land farm.
After his eyesight failed, he retired and came
into Stevensville where for a number of years he had made his home
with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Daisy McNett. He passed away Wednesday
night of last week at a Hamilton hospital where he was taken when he
became ill a few weeks ago.
The pallbearers at the funeral Saturday were
Selman Eldridge, Bill Nogler, Harry Ahrens, Wilbur Cook, Barney
Brazier, and Francis Brazier. Mr. McNett is survived by his
sister-in-law and by a niece, Mrs. Dayton Lockridge and nephews,
Andrew and John McNett of this place, and Earl McNett of Missoula
Northwest Tribune, November 10, 1949
A.J. McNETT, 96, TAKEN BY DEATH
Andrew Jackson McNett, 96, a resident of Hamilton
since 1943, died in Daly hospital Wednesday night following a long
illness. He entered the hospital the last time about three months
He was born November 29, 1852 in McHenry County,
Illinois and had lived in Stevensville for many years. He was a
farmer in that vicinity until he lost his eyesight. A sister-in-law,
Mrs. S.B. McNett, Stevensville, is believed to be the only survivor.
The body was taken to Stevensville.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1949
DAISY GARFIELD McNETT
April 23, 1868 - December 14, 1954
Funeral services will be held at Stevensville,
Monday for Mrs. Daisy McNett who died Tuesday. Burial be be in
Stevensville's Riverview cemetery. Rev. Ellen Rose will officiate at
Mrs. McNett was born April 23, 1868 at DePere,
Wisconsin and was married there to Stephen McNett on March 20, 1889.
He died August, 1941. They came to Stevensville in 1902 engaging in
ranching. Survivors are three sons, Andrew and John, both of
Stevensville, and Earl of Missoula; a daughter, Mrs. Dayton
Lockridge of Stevensville and other relatives.
The Western News, December 16, 1954
October 31, 1932 - July 10, 1988
Jack McNett, a former Stevensville resident, died
of a heart attack in Tacoma, Washington, on Sunday, July 10. Mr.
McNett was born October 31, 1932 in Stevensville.
He is survived by his wife, Rose, and four
children, John Jr, Colleen Hildebrand, Kent and Kirk, all of
Washington state. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Monique
and Mar; brothers, Clarence and Dick McNett, both of Great Falls;
and an aunt, Maude Lockridge, Stevensville.
He was educated in Stevensville schools, served
four years in the U.S. Air Force, and 31 years in the reserve. He
was a graduate of Montana State University in Missoula, and was an
electrical engineer for Boeing in Seattle.
Ravalli Republic, July 12, 1988
STEVEN B. McNETT
October 31, 1864 - August 16, 1941
Funeral services for Stephen B. McNett were held
at the Dowling Funeral home here Monday at 2:00 pm and burial was at
the Riverview cemetery.
Mr. McNett had been a resident of Stevensville
for 39 years. He was born at Algonquin, Illinois, October 31, 1864.
He would have been 77 years old on his next birthday. In his earlier
life, Mr. McNett followed railroading. He was married to miss Daisy
Garfield, march 20, 1889 and for some time they lived in Iowa and in
1902 they came with their family to the Bitterroot Valley. Since
that time, they have made their home here in Stevensville. Most of
the time, since living in this community, Mr. McNett has followed
the farming vocation, but in recent years, he retired from active
work and lived here in Stevensville. For the past year or more, Mr.
McNett's health has not been good and the end came early Saturday
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Andrew of
Stevensville and John and Earl of Missoula; a daughter, Mrs. Dayton
Lockrdge of Stevensville; a brother, Andrew J. of Stevensville, and
four grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted by the
Reverent H.K. Cross and the pall bearers were Robert Rasmussen, L.C.
Battles, George Wickham, Jr, Charles Goffe, John Emerson, and O.M.
Northwest Tribune, August 21, 1941
STEPHEN EARL McNETT
January 26, 1893 - July 27, 1976
Former Valley Man, S.E. McNett Died July 27 in Missoula
Stephen E. McNett, 83, of Missoula, former
valley resident who died at Community Hospital July 27. Pastor John
Newbern officiated and interment was in Stevensville Riverview
cemetery. Pallbearers were Christ Blotzke, Ralph Blotzke, Phil
Barnett, Con Meckler, Dave Braach, and Allen Roberts.
Stephen Earl McNett was born January 26, 1893 in
Cary, Illinois, son of Stephen and Daisy Garfield McNett. He married
Mamie Wood there in 1926. She preceded him in death.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Christ (Earldean)
Blotzke, Missoula; stepson, Jerome E. Wood, Missoula; stepdaughter,
Cleo Wetzel, Modesto, California; sister, Mrs. Dayton (Maude)
Lockridge, Stevensville; nieces and nephews.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, August 4, 1976
OSCAR WILLIAM McVAY
Oscar William McVay, 72, was found dead at his
home near Woodside Thursday afternoon. A neighbor, Mrs. C. Park,
thought he was sleeping in a chair, but when she touched him
discovered he was dead. He had been in poor health for several
years, but lived alone and conduced a saddle and harness making
February 15, 1880 - May 31, 1951
Mr. McVay was born in Henry County, MO, February
15, 1879, and came to the Bitter Root many years ago. Later he moved
to Granite county and Philipsburg where he lived from 1925 to 1945
when he returned to the valley.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ross
Erickson, Hamilton; Mrs. Katherine Ellis, Bremerton, Wash., Mrs.
Barbara Rocco, San Francisco, Calif, and a brother, Wallace at
Ravalli Republican, June 1, 1951