|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1846|
|Death: ||May 30, 1942|
Obituary of William W. McNeely. NOTE: Name is misspelled in the obituary.
[The Washington Democrat, Washington, Indiana, Monday, June 1, 1942, page 1]
COUNTY'S LAST CIVIL WAR VET DIED SATURDAY. "DAD" MCNEELEY WILL BE BURIED TUESDAY AT ODON. Odon, Ind., June 1. - Daviess county's last Civil War veteran, William W. "Dad" McNeeley, 95 years of age, died at 2:45 o'clock Saturday morning in the Linton hospital, where he had been a patient for the past few weeks. Death of the aged veteran was attributed to a complication of ailments, and came after a lingering illness. Native of Monroe county, he was born June 27, 1846, and would have celebrated his 96th birthday the latter part of this month. He was a son of Evans and Susan (Roberts) McNeeley, and was a farmer most of his life. Mr. McNeeley was married five times, the last time being August 27, 1938, and he is survived by this wife, Elizabeth McNeeley, of Odon. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. During the latter part of the Civil War he served as a private in Company G, 43rd Reg. Ind. Infantry, being a guard over southern prisoners at Indianapolis. Surviving children are Mollie McNeeley of Ellettsville, Charles McNeeley and Ethel Jones of Hot Springs, Ark., and Pierce McNeeley of Denver. A brother, Richard, of Mooresville, and a sister, Hattie Goskins, of Detroit, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services are to be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Poindexter & Sons Funeral Chapel in Odon, with Revs. Russell Hall, Fleshman, Roberts and Buchanan officiating, burial to follow in Walnut Hill cemetery.
Evan E. McNeely (1823 - 1901)
Mary C. Robinson McNeely (____ - 1867)
Lucy McNeely (1844 - 1921)
William W McNeely (1846 - 1942)
Rhoda J. McNeely Kain (1848 - 1910)*
Clark Richard McNeely (1854 - 1944)*
Note: McNeely is identified as the last Civil War Soldier buried in Daviess County by the Indiana Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Obituary originally submitted by Mark Davis. NOTE: Name is spelled McNeely on the marker.
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Bill McNeely
Originally Created by: Rick France
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59943565