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McMullan - William

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, Jan 10, 1930

Mrs. R. J. Glover received a telegram on Friday telling of the  death of a former resident, Mr. William McMullan, at the home of  her son, Constant Borrell, in Ferndale, Michigan. She had been  seriously ill for three months with tumor on the lung. Funeral  services were held at her former home in Anderson on Sunday  afternoon. Mrs. McMullan, who husband died about a year ago,  lived here a number of years while Mr. McMullan was express  messenger on the Central Indiana. She had a circle of warm  friends who will be grieved at her death. She was born near Lapel  and is survived by the one son, Constant Borrell, by a former  marriage. While here she worked with the Presbyterian Church and  was a member of the Priscilla Circle. = typed by kbz

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, March 22, 1929

Many hearts were saddened here the latter part of last week by  the unexpected news of the death of William McMullan, known to  the older people here as "Billy Mac." His death occurred in St.  John's hospital Anderson, where his home was, following an  operation. Death resulted from uremic poisoning. Some of the  Midland boys who saw him a few days before said he was in his  usual health and spoke of coming to Waveland as soon as the  weather got better. He was for many years the US Express  Company's messenger on the Midland, and knew everybody personally  between Waveland and Anderson. After the division was placed at  Waveland he made his home here until the express service was  discontinued. He then moved to Anderson and had a run from  Anderson to Greensburg until he was retired on a pension. But he  couldn't be idle and for some time has been on duty at the  Central station at Anderson. He was a man of pleasant disposition  with a genius for making and holding friends. He had a marvelous  memory and was a storehouse of information about the history of  Anderson in his lifetime. One of the interests of his life was  circuses. He knew a great many of the circus men and knew about  all of them. When the circus struck his part of the world, that  was when Billy Mac laid off a day. Another of his interests was  Masonery. He served as master of Waveland lodge and it is said  that he knew all work by heart, and that it was close to his  heart. He leaves a widow and one stepson, Constant Borrell, of  St. Louis. Many friends wherever he has lived or worked will  regret the passing of "Billy Mac."  = typed by kbz
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