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 Johnathan Wright “John” McCormick

Johnathan Wright “John” McCormick

Birth
Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 May 1922 (aged 78)
Syracuse, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Syracuse, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 54303422 · View Source
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J.W. McCormick who has been so ill for the past six months with a cancerous affection of the throat and at the root of his tongue died, Monday evening at his home in this village. He had suffered untold agony in the recent weeks of his affliction and special treatment failed to relieve him except temporarily for short periods. All that medical skill could devise was done to save him but was of no avail.
John Wright McCormick was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1844, and at the time of his departure was 78 years, 1 month, and 27 days old. At the age of eight years he moved with his parents to Fostoria, Ohio, where they lived until he was sixteen at which time they moved near Peoria, Illinois. Here Mr. McCormick resided until 1866 when he came to Clarinda, Iowa to live. At age 20 while residing in Illinois he enlisted in the 151st Illinois Infantry, serving until the close of the war when he was honorably discharged from service.
On June 26, 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary D. Ewalt and to that union were born four sons, Earl, Wayne, Lynn, and Dwight. Wayne lost his life June 23, 1895, while bathing in the Nemaha. Earl and Lynn reside near here and Dwight at Crawford, Nebraska; besides these and his wife he is survived by one brother, T.J. McCormick of Stanton, Iowa.
March 1, 1882 the family moved to Nebraska and settled on the home farm four miles northwest of Syracuse where the family was reared into industrious and honorable manhood. In Nov. 1911, Mr. and Mrs. McCormick retired from active farm life on the farm and came to the home they had purchased in Syracuse where they have since resided.
John McCormick was a man who commanded respect and friendship with those with whom he came into contact either in business or social life. Honorable, sincere, kindly and friendly, with good judgement and sound living he built up a coterie of friends who have watched his last struggle with sincere sorrow and for a long time with hope. He was active in the councils of the GAR of which he was a faithful member and has held many posts of trust. For several years he was assessor for Syracuse precinct which place he filled with credit and satisfaction to all.
Funeral services for the departed comrade were held at the family home Tues. afternoon May 17 at 1:30 p.m., and were conducted by Rev. Ray S. True of the Methodist Church and the interment was made in Park Hill where so many of his comrades gon on before await the coming of the last day when they shall rise under the promise of the King.
A squad of members of the Massie-Richards Post No. 100, American Legion, under command of Corp. Sterling Swanson, with the Color Bearer in the lead, formed an escort of honor at the home and cemetery and represented the honors due Mr. McCormick as a soldier of the republic.


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  • Created by: Barbara Boardman Wilhelm
  • Added: 30 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54303422
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnathan Wright “John” McCormick (17 Mar 1844–16 May 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54303422, citing Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Boardman Wilhelm (contributor 47298346) .