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McLeod - David P.

Source: Greencastle Banner-Times, 25 January 1895 p5

David P. McLeod died at his home in Anderson on the 15th. The cause of his death was diphtheria and his illness lasted but four days. Concerning the life of Mr. McLeod, who was well known here, the Lebanon Reporter says: DP McLeod had a large number of acquaintances in Lebanon having spent one summer in the city and having also visited here frequently. He attended school at DePauw, during which time he was associated with Frank Caldwell in the management of the DePauw quartette. After leaving school he studied law with Ralston & Keefe of this city. He married Miss Agnes Jones, daughter of a prominent Boone County farmer and sister of Mrs. Charles F. Witt. The parents of the deceased reside at Waveland. During Mr. McLeod’s stay in Lebanon he made many friends who will be sorry to learn of his sudden death – kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Friday, 18 January 1895

Word was received on Jan. 16 of the death at Anderson, of David P. McLeod, the son of Oliver McLeod, of near Brown’s Valley.
Mr. McLeod was a most excellent and promising young man and had hosts of friends in this county where the greater portion of his life was spent. The Anderson Bulletin speaking of his death says:

David P. McLeod died of diphtheria at 7 o’clock last night at his home on Vine Street, between Third and Fourth. In accordance with the health laws, the funeral occurred this afternoon and was strictly private. Burial was at Anderson Cemetery.

The announcement of the death came as a surprise and shocked hundreds of people who did not know he was ill. For a long time Mr. McLeod had an affliction of the throat and when diphtheria took its hold medical aid could do nothing to check the ravages. It was only last Friday that the man became confined. It soon developed that he had a severe attack of diphtheria. Yesterday afternoon he began to choke and in the evening death in its most horrible form came. Only the immediate relations could be summoned in time to be with the young wife and babe when the husband and father of two years passed away.

The deceased was 27 years of age. He was the junior member of the insurance firm of McLeod Bros., who came to this city from Crawfordsville. “Dave” McLeod was a good man and stood high in the estimation of those who knew him best. He was a K of P and a member of fraternities in DePauw University, from which he was a graduate. He was manager of the famous DePauw quartette, traveling all over the country and giving concerts before cultured audiences. Mr. McLeod was married less than three years ago to Miss Mattie Jones, of Sheridan, who, with a son of eighteen months, has the profound sympathy of the community.

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