Edward “Ed” McGahuey

Edward “Ed” McGahuey

Birth
Nodaway County, Missouri, USA
Death 24 Apr 1931 (aged 73)
Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Burial Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Plot McGahuey Plot
Memorial ID 73732664 · View Source
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Obituary: He was the son of William and Maria McGahuey. He moved to Iowa with his parents when he was four years old and settled in Decatur county Iowa where he spent the remainder of his life. He united in marriage to Mary Smith on Oct 31, 1880 and to this union twelve children were born. He leaves to mourn his departure his loving wife, three daughters, Mrs. Earl Wise, Mrs. Ray Thompson of Decatur and Mrs. L. L. Payton of Lamoni, six sons, George, Bert, and Golden of Leon, Oliver of Lamoni, Samuel of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Raymond of Decatur City. Calvin E, Jesse and an infant preceded him in death. He also leaves two brothers, Calvin of Levenworth, Washington, and Sant of Kellerton, Iowa and one sister, Leona Evans of Arkansas, besided 26 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and firends.
All of his family were at his bedsides when he passed away except one son, Samuel, who was unable to come. Funeral services were held at Decatur Methodist church, conducted by Geo. R. Lamb of Leon, interment being made in the Decatur cemetery.

Edward "Ed" McGahuey was born on October 18, 1857 in Nodaway Co., Missouri and died on April 24, 1931 in Decatur Co., Iowa and was buried in McGahuey Plot, Decatur Co., Iowa. Edward was married on October 31, 1880 in Decatur Co., Iowa to Mary Elizabeth Smith (daughter of George W. Smith and Abigail Whitten). Mary was born on April 1, 1864 in Fulton Co., Illinois and died on September 9, 1934 in Decatur Co., Iowa and was buried in McGahuey Plot, Decatur Co., Iowa. Edward and Mary lived in Kellerton, Ringgold Co., Iowa in March 1917. Edward's parents moved to Decatur Co. Iowa when he was four. Three of Edwards sons married girls with the name of Goldie or Golda. In order to distinguish which aunt was being spoken to each was called Aunt Goldie Ol (Oliver); Aunt Goldie Bert; and Aunt Goldie Raymond. Two of Edward's and Mary's sons, George and Raymond decided to on a change in the last name, the families were settled in Decatur Co., Iowa. This change was a return to the first change, McGaughey and dropping the silent ‘g' therefore, McGauhey. Edward was a farmer.



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  • Maintained by: Robert W. McGahuey
  • Originally Created by: Roberta
  • Added: 21 Jul 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 73732664
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward “Ed” McGahuey (18 Oct 1857–24 Apr 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 73732664, citing Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Robert W. McGahuey (contributor 47116839) .