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 William McCoy

William McCoy

Birth
Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 May 1905 (aged 81)
Carroll County, Ohio, USA
Burial Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 100009789 · View Source
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the Carroll Chronicle, Carrollton, Ohio, Friday, May 12, 1905.

William McCoy passed into eternal life Saturday evening at 8:28 o'clock, surrounded by his son and four daughters. He had been ill for a couple of years but had been never been in bed until a day or two before his death, having held on to life with that grim determination so characteristic of his Scotch ancestry. His enfeebled condition was notice to family and friends of the inevitable end and found them prepared for the ordeal.
He was born in Washington, Pa., November 3, 1823, and hence had entered on the last half of his 82nd year. In 1839 his parents moved to this town. In 1848 he was married to Margaret Druckemiller who preceded him in death seven years. Educational advantages were limited but he was a hard student and carved out his way. He taught school in Carrollton and also had charge of Harlem Springs academy. Knowing by his own sad experience the needs of the young he earnestly strove for the establishment of a union school in Carrollton and was a member of the school was built. In 1859 he was elected county recorder, holding the office for three terms of two years each. In 1869 he was appointed probate judge to fill out judge West's unexpired term, and was chosen at the two elected justice of the peace and city solicitor in later years. He was an official in the Methodist church for a period of forty years. As an official judge McCoy was though, painstaking and precise. Whatever he did he did in the best way he knew how. He slighted nothing if he knew it. As a lawyer he has been associated with C. A. Shober, E. R. Eckley, judge Tripp, judge Taylor, H. J. Eckley, and more recently with his son, Fred McCoy. He was also connected with the Carroll Free Press as its editor at two different periods. He was a liberal man and gave always as much as he could to everything that came up for public consideration. Men like him always give back into the public financial stream all they got out of it. When such a man dies 99 percent of the people lament his death and say "He was a good man," the 1 percent observe "he wasn't a financier." Judge McCoy had the ability and the industry to become a millionaire--he lacked the hard heart.
Monday afternoon the funeral was conducted by the Masonic fraternity, the brethren being present from all parts of the county. Rev. McRae preached; judge Tripp read a resolution signed by Mr. Cummings and himself as remaining stewards of the church; Messrs J. W. Helfrich and George Butler and Misses Bertha Sexauer and Mattie Atkinson sang; there were floral offerings from the Masons, the attorneys, Sorosis, church officials, and the family; there was a representative attendance from all over the county to pay their respects to an old pioneer.

Information researched by Richard Paul Culler of Carrollton, Ohio.


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  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100009789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William McCoy (3 Nov 1823–6 May 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100009789, citing Grandview Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Names in Stone (contributor 47318282) .