Capt David W McClurken

Capt David W McClurken

Birth
Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Aug 1916 (aged 76–77)
Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA
Plot I-407-2
Memorial ID 8722346 · View Source
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David W McClurken was born in 1839 near Oakdale, in Washington County, Illinois. His parents were Scotch-Irish Covenanters. He was the seventh child of eleven. David shows up: in the 1840 US Census, along with his parents and seven siblings; in the 1850 US Census, along with his parents and nine siblings; and in the 1860 US Census, along with his parents and four siblings.
On August 1, 1861, in Elkhorn, Illinois, he enlisted as a sergeant in Co. F of the 10th Regiment of the Missouri Infantry Volunteers. He was mustered in on August 10, 1861 in St. Louis, Missouri. He held various ranks in Companies H, K and C and was promoted to Captain on October 12, 1863. He was wounded in action on November 25, 1863 and was mustered out on August 24, 1864.
David received two inheritances:
- His brother, Thomas, died on November 27, 1861 while serving during the Civil War. David received $88, as his share, on November 9, 1964.
- His father, James McClurken, died in October of 1875. On March 15, 1878, David received $98.85 as his share.
The "History of Oakdale Township" includes four references to this David:
- Page 8; after the war, started a store near Ayers Point with army pals. They nicknamed their place Stag Town.
- Page 14; Civil War Service RP Church member Capt. Co. F., 10th MO.
- Page 34; Civil War Service RP Church member.
- Page 51; after the war, started a store near Ayers Point with army pals.
David is listed on page 93 of "Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force of the United States Army for the Years 1861, '62, '63, '64, '65."
The 1870 US Census shows David living in Parker, Montgomery County, Kansas and working as a carpenter.
The 1910 US Census shows David living at 964 Howard Street in San Francisco, California. He was working as a watchman.
David W McClurken died on August 3, 1916, at 77 years of age. He is buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California.



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CAPT. CO. C. 10 TH MO. INF.

Gravesite Details With gratitude to Paul Gillette and the Civil War Roundtable Orange County Civil War Graves Registration Project at http://www.cwrtorangecounty-ca.org/ Contact Paul at gillettepaul@earthlink.net

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  • Maintained by: Roger
  • Originally Created by: Shiver
  • Added: 4 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8722346
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt David W McClurken (1839–3 Aug 1916), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8722346, citing Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Roger (contributor 47319143) .