Source: Crawfordsville Daily News-Review Nov 23, 1903 p 1
Joshua McKinsey, one of the oldest and best known citizens of the county, was found dead in bed Sunday morning at his home on West Pike Street. He simply slept away during the night, his death being due to general debility. Mr. McKinsey's health had been failing for some time and although very feeble he had been able to be out upon the street until a few days ago. The deceased was born in Warren County, Ohio Sept 6, 1827 and came with his parents, Samuel and Rebecca McKinsey, to Indiana at the age of 2. They located in Ripley County (note kbz believes this is Township) and there Mr. McKinsey lived for 43 years. He was married in 1849 to Rachel Sparks, who died after they removed to Crawfordsville. An only daughter survives, Mrs. EMma Barnes. 14 years ago Mr. McKinsey was married to Mrs. Baird of Russellville who survives him. The deceased was a prominent man of affairs and served several years as a member of the city council. A short funeral service will be conducted at the home at 9 a.m. Tuesday by Rev. AA Plunkett. The remains will then be taken to the family burial ground near Alamo where the interment will take place under the Alamo Masonic Lodge of which he was a charter and prominent member.
"Source: Crawfordsville Daily News-Review Dec 2, 1903 p 3 - Bunker Hill news
We are very sorry to hear of our old friend, Joshua McKinsey, who died very suddenly at Crawfordsville. He was brought to Alamo Tuesday for burial - kbz