|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1824|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1894|
Notes: There is family discussions on whether the family name was McCluer or McClure. The tall headstone is spelled McCluer, and the Civil War stone is spelled McClure. This is not two people, but rather he as a personal headstone (shared with his wife), and a govt headstone for his Civil War Service.
Nine children: Levi W., Nathaniel Morgan, David J., Henry Lafayette, Ulysses G., Emma Leota, Lydia Estella, & John W.
The Warren Republican, Thursday, September 27, 1894
John S. McClure, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth McClure, was born in Darke county, Ohio, Sept. 11th, 1824 and was married to Mary Stephens November 6th, 1851. To them were born eight children, six sons and two daughters, all of whom have grown to respectable manhood and womanhood and were present to witness the first burial from the family circle.
He moved to Huntington county in 1857, where he united with the U.B. church in 1860, of which he remained a member until called to his reward. He enlisted in his country's service in December, 1863, in the 131st Regiment Indiana Volunteers, (or 13th Indiana cavalry,) where for about two years he underwent the vicissitudes of camp and battle field, which left him with a shattered constitution and feeble in body to plod along the remainder of life's journey.
He crossed the line of worlds at daybreak, September 23rd, 1894, aged 70 years and 12 days. A few days before his death he said if he could only see all his children once more he could depart in peace. His wish was gratified and the exhortation was such as only a Father in Israel could give. He leaves an aged and afflicted companion and eight children to mourn their loss, but they sorrow not as those who have no hope, for they are only waiting for the summons to join him on the other and brighter shore. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. W.A. Oler, of Dublin, Wayne county, were held in the M.E. church Tuesday at 10 o'clock, and interment was in the Masonic cemetery.
The Warren Republican, Thursday, December 27, 1894
The first interment in the new Old Fellows cemetery occurred on Wednesday of last week. It was the body of John S. McClure, removed from the Masonic cemetery to a lot purchased by the widow McClure, near the center.
U.S. CIVIL WAR
John S. McClure
131st Regiment Company A
Date of Muster: Jan. 29, 1864
Mustered Out: Nov. 7, 1865
1860, 1870, and 1880 Census places John's family in Salamonie Twp, Huntington Co, Indiana.
Woodlawn Cemetery records state:
Father Nathaniel McClure
Mother Elizabeth M. McClure.
He died in Warren on September 23, 1894 of Brights Disease.
Nathaniel Steele McCluer (1782 - 1862)
Elizabeth M. Wilt McCluer (1787 - 1854)
Mary Stephens McClure (1828 - 1912)*
Levi W McClure (1853 - 1908)*
Nathaniel Morgan McClure (1854 - 1931)*
David Jasper McClure (1857 - 1926)*
Henry Lafayette McClure (1860 - 1907)*
Ulysses G. McClure (1863 - 1927)*
Emma Leota McClure Bonifield (1866 - 1944)*
Lydia Estella McClure (1868 - 1897)*
John W. McClure (1872 - 1925)*
George R McClure (1822 - 1868)*
John S. McCluer (1824 - 1894)
Nathaniel Brautner McClure (1829 - 1903)*
Catherine R. McClure Bates (1829 - 1871)*
Maintained by: Nannette Huffman
Originally Created by: Tombstoner & Family
Record added: Oct 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9719670