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Mrs. W. A. Royer ~ daughter of W. B. McDonough & Mary L. (Storer) McDonough
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: March 26, 2003 at 07:58:11
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Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, October 8, l903

W.B. MCDONOUGH, one of the best known and most respected citizens of Decatur County, died at his home in Leon, Iowa, Oct. 3, l903, after an illness of several months with a complication of diseases, at the advanced age of 76 years, 11 months and 9 days.

MR. MCDONOUGH was born in Elizabethtown, Penna., Oct. 24, l826. In the summer of l846 he moved to Muskingum County, Ohio, where he was married Dec. 25, l849, to MISS MARY L. STORER, who survives him. In the spring of l869 they came to Iowa and settled on the farm which he continued to occupy until a few years ago, in Center Township, when he gave up active farm life and purchased property in Leon. To them were born eight children, all living except one daughter, ALICE, who died July 20, l886. The surviving children are MRS. J.E. CHICK, of Seattle, Wash., WILL MCDONOUGH, of Silverton, Wash., MRS. W.A. ROYER, of Enid, Okla., MRS. EMMA L. PEUGH, MRS. MARY M. BOTHWELL, I.N. MCDONOUGH and BRICE MCDONOUGH, all of Leon. All of his children were present at the time of his death except one son, WILL MCDONOUGH, of Silverton, Wash., who was unable to come on account of his health.

For many years MR. MCDONOUGH was one of the foremost farmers of this county, a man honorable and upright in all of his dealings, loved and respected by all who knew him. His home was a happy one, surrounded by his wife and children, and four years ago MR. and MRS. MCDONOUGH celebrated their golden wedding. His had been a long and useful life, and when the final summons came he was ready and willing to go.

The funeral services were held from the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. J.A. McLean, a Presbyterian Minister from Atkinson, Neb., interment being at the Franklin Graveyard, near the home where he lived for over 40 years. The funeral cortege was one of the largest ever seen in this county.

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Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
March 25, 2003


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