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McMechan - Maude

Source: Crawfordsville Journal, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, March 11, 1922

Word has been received in this city of the death of Miss Maud McMetchan, a member of one of Crawfordsville's prominent older families, which occurred Friday morning at her home in Tucson, Ariz. Until a few weeks ago, Miss McMechan was a resident of this city, where she was very well known, but on account of her health she was forced to leave for the west in 1907. The deceased was the daughter of Theodore McMetchan, who was a very well known dentist in this city several years ago. At one time he was city clerk and was always prominently identified with the Knights of Pythias lodge here during his lifetime. Miss McMechan is survived by her mother, Mrs. Helen McMechan, two aunts who live in California, George White of this city is a cousin. The deceased was graduated from the local high school with the class of 1890. She attended the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian church, and was always highly respected by everyone who knew her. She took a great interest in the church and community, and was a charter member of the Crawfordsville Musical Armatures. Funeral arrangements have not yet been learned as yet by friends here, and it is not known whether the body will be brought back to Crawfordsville for burial. This will be announced later. Crawfordsville Journal, June 13, 1922. Mrs. Helen McMechan arrived in the city Friday from Los Angelas, California, with the ashes of her daughter, Miss Maud McMechan, who passed away March 10. Short services were held at Oak Hill at 5 o'clock Friday evening, where the burial took place. Miss Mae Klein, Mrs. Moreland Binford, and Mrs. W.C. Hessler sang, "Lead Kindly Light" and Mrs. Charles Kern of Lafayette gave a beautiful talk and prayer at the grave. All four of the ladies were classmates of the deceased, graduating from the Crawfordsville high school class of 1890.
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