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James McAboy

Virginia, USA
Death 5 Nov 1901 (aged 83–84)
Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
Burial Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 52011751 · View Source
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Son of John McAboy and Mary Houghton McAboy
Husband of Sarah Mann McAboy
Father of William Warren McAboy, Arthur J. McAboy, Benjamin McAboy, Maggie McAboy, and Nina McAboy Mills


November 8, 1901 Clinton Register

AT FOUR SCORE AND FOUR.One of DeWitt County's Oldest Citizens Dies at His Home in Clinton— Funeral Held Yesterday.
Another of the fully ripened sheaves has been harvested; another aged father has been called to his final rest. James McABOY has joined loved ones gone before after a pilgrimage of 84 years along Life's uneven pathway. Tuesday afternoon at his home in the southwest part of the city, death came to him as the evening sun was nearing the western horizon. Last summer he suffered a stroke of paralysis and a few weeks afterward fell and broke his hip. Since then there had been little hope of his recovery.
James R. McAboy was born in Culpepper county, W. Va., in 1817, and his parents moved to Ohio a few years later. When a young man he came to DeWitt where in 1841 he was married to Miss Sarah MANN, who survives him. Of the nine children born to them, only two, William, of Fresno, Cal., and Mrs. Nina MILLS, of Clinton, are living. A brother, Thomas, lives at Baxter Springs, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah GRAMP and Mrs. Mary CAMPFIELD, also survive him. He lived southeast of Clinton until about twelve years ago when he moved to Clinton. He united with the Baptist church many years ago. Politically he was a Democrat. His life had been a busy one and he went to this last rest mourned by a large number of relatives.
Funeral services were held at the home yesterday at 11:30, conducted by Rev. PICKERILL, of DeLand. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.

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  • Created by: Debi Austen
  • Added: 5 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52011751
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James McAboy (1817–5 Nov 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52011751, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Debi Austen (contributor 47235150) .