McMullen, Lucinda Hardee
LUCINDA HARDEE McMULLEN
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 23 October 1914, p. 8 Special to The Journal.
New Market, Oct. 19 - The death of Mrs. Lucinda Hardee McMullen occurred early Sunday morning at her home in this place. She resided alone next door to Mrs. Deborah O'Connor, as the latter had taken care of the aged woman for the past eleven years. Mrs. McMullen's death marked the passing of the one true daughter of the American revolution of Montgomery County. Mrs. McMullen was past ninety years old at her death. She had been in ill health for several months, suffering from the diseases attendant upon her advanced years. Dorothy Q chapter of Crawfordsville had been extending aid. Her business affairs were cared for by James A. Aroantrout. The deceased was a daughter of the late John Hardee, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. This fact gave the aged woman prestige as a direct descendant of the great war of independence. She was born in Rush County, Ind., March 22, 1824, and observed her ninetieth birthday this year. Two husbands, the first, Daniel Williams, and the second, Joseph McMullen, preceded the aged woman to the grave the body of the former now being buried in Oak Hill cemetery. The deceased is survived by one brother. Mrs. McMullen was taken to Crawfordsville during the DAR convention a year ago this month. Her presence was an impressive feature of the convention and the scene when all the women arose to pay homage to the true daughter of the war was an interesting one. Mrs. McMullen was the tenth child of John J. and Lucy Hardee and was on the day of her death ninety years, six months and twenty days old. She came to this county from Rush County when young and after her marriage with Mr. Williams moved with him to Alamo where she resided for many years. One child was born to them but it died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Williams lived together for half a century before he died. After the death of her first husband Mrs. Williams moved to Ladoga and while living there married Joseph McMullen and moved with him to a farm four miles south of New Market. Nine years after the second marriage Mrs. McMullen again became a widow by the death of her husband. That was fifteen years ago. Twelve years ago Mrs. McMullen moved to New Market where she has since resided. Mrs. O'Connor deserves much credit because she has faithfully watched after the wants of this true daughter of the American Revolution whose father fought under Washington. Funeral services were held from the Christian church in New Market at one this afternoon and the body was brought here for burial in Oak Hill cemetery beside the remains of her first husband. The funeral party was expected to arrive in Crawfordsville about four this afternoon. Several members of the D.A.R. of Crawfordsville attended the burial services. Thanks so much to Barbara B for typing this one :)