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McMillin - John K.

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, Nov 13, 1896

Lafayette Journal .... Mrs. Barney Simison received a telegram at midnight which brought the sad intelligence of the death of her father, John K. McMillin. Mr. McMillin passed away last night at 10 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. A. C. Meharry, near Tolono, Ill. He had been ill for 8 or 10 weeks and was convalescing until seized by an attacKnights of Pythiasneumonia. The attack was acute and he sank rapidly under the influence of the disease. During his illness he was constantly attended by his daughter, Mrs. Meharry, and part of the time by his daughter, Mrs. Frank Insley, of Portland, Oregon; also Mrs. Simison. John King McMillin was born in Virginia on Sept 28, 1807 and came to In with his parents in 1830. he marr. Miss Sarah A. Stafford of Fountain County in Jan 1830 and lived happily with her until 1885 when Mrs. McMillin passed away, her death occurring in this city. Mr. & Mrs. McMillin came to this city in 1878 and resided on Tippecanoe St. After the death of his wife 7 years later, Mr. McMillin made his home with his children in Washington, Illinois and Indiana. Of the 8 children born to Mr. & Mrs. McMillin, 5 survive the parents: Rev. William B. McMillin Los Angeles, Cal; John S. McMillin of Roche Harbor, Wash; Mrs. Frank Insley of Portland Ore; Mrs AC Meharry of Tolono, Ill and Mrs. Barney Simison of W. Lafayette. Mrs. John Lofland, eldest daughter of Mr. McMillin died last fall at her home in Crawfordsville under distressing circumstances. Her grandchild was playing in the street when a runaway occurred. Mrs. Lofland feared that the child had been injured or killed and the shock produced an attack of apoplexy from which she died. Mr. Mc Millin was a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years and at one time was commissioner of this county. He accumulated considerable property during his life and was in very comfortable circumstances at his death. He was widely known in this County and was held in the highest esteem. He was a Christian gentleman and a man of the highest integrity. His record as a man and as a citizen was above reproach. The remains will be brought here for interment in Greenbush Cemetery
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