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THE DESCENDANTS Of ROBERT MCCUNE OBITUARY'S

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ELIZABETH FORBES MCCUNE 1856 - 1901 No Obituary at this time.

ELLA PULLMAN 1879 - 1903
Mrs. Alvin McCune died at her home two and 0ne-half miles north-west of West Point, Friday, at 7:30 p.m., after a lingering illness of several months of consumption. Mrs. McCune was married two years ago to Alvin McCune. Her first husband died a few years ago. She leaves to mourn her lossher husband, her little boy, five years old, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pullum, of Liberty, Illinois, one brother and one sister. The funeral was preached at the house Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Buckner, pastor of the Christian Church. Burial in the West Point Cemetery.

ROBERT MCCUNE 1830 - 1905 No Obituary at this time.

ANDREW JACKSON MCCUNE 1857 - 1916
HANCOCK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - BOOK M - PAGE 49 ANDREW JACKSON McCUNE The sudden death of Jack McCune cast a gloom of sorrow over this community on Friday night when the word was sent out that he had passed away at this home one mile west of West Point. His health had not been goo for the past several months, but was not expected that the end was so near. He took sick Friday evening at seven o'clock and died at 10:30, death being caused by a paralytic stroke. Andrew Jackson McCune was born in Schuyler county, Illinois, near Huntsville, March 27, 1857, and passed away Nov. 10, 1916 at the age of 59 years, 7 months and 14 days. He was the eldest of a family of eight children, all of whom survive. He came to West Point with his parents when but a small child where he has always made his home. He was united in marriage to Margaret L. Yantz of Jefferson county, Nebraska, February 20, 1881. To this union four children were born, Mrs. Daisy May, Mrs. Meta Peling, Mrs. Verna Scott and Mrs. Ida Markland all of West Point, who survive him, together with seven brothers, of whom all were present at the funeral excepting John of Minnesota. He also leaves five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He united with the M. E. church of West Point four years ago during the revival meeting of Rev. Leroy Enslow. Mr. McCune was a well-to-do farmer and stock man and held in the highest esteem by his large number of friends throughout this part of Hancock county. It was on his farm that the work of drilling for oil has been in progress the past few months. He was the first man to start the organization of the West Point Development Co. In the death of Jack McCune the community has lost a valuable citizen and the sympathy of all goes to the bereaved ones. A great throng of people assembled at the M.E. church at ten o'clock Monday morning to pay their last respect to the man, who in his daily walks of life, was so congenial, friendly, worthy and honest, that the shadow thus shows he will be long remembered. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Saunders and the I.O.O.F. lodge of this place. The remains were laid to rest in the West Point cemetery. The pallbearers were the brothers of the deceased: James, Robert, Charles, George, Thomas and Alvin.

JOHN DILLING MCCUNE 1860 - 1917
John D. McCune, formerly of Warsaw, met a tragic death at Sartell, Minn. last Friday. He was a paper maker at the Walsh Paper and Pulp Co. and was electrocuted when he came in contact with a high tension wire.

WILLIAM THOMAS MCCUNE 1862 - 1921
AUGUSTA EAGLE ENTERPRISE - JANUARY 27, 1921 William Thomas McCune, third son of Robert and Elizabeth McCune, was born in Schuyler County, Illinois July 16, 1862, and departed this life at his home in West Point, Illinois, Jan. 19, 1921, aged 58 years and 6 months.

FIDELLA SYLVIA RAGSDALE 1876 - 1925
(Wife of John Dilling McCune)
No Obituary at this time.


GEORGE LEE MCCUNE 1864 - 1934
HANCOCK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - BOOK M - PAGE 49 ANDREW JACKSON McCUNE The sudden death of Jack McCune cast a gloom of sorrow over this community on Friday night when the word was sent out that he had passed away at this home one mile west of West Point. His health had not been goo for the past several months, but was not expected that the end was so near. He took sick Friday evening at seven o'clock and died at 10:30, death being caused by a paralytic stroke. Andrew Jackson McCune was born in Schuyler county, Illinois, near Huntsville, March 27, 1857, and passed away Nov. 10, 1916 at the age of 59 years, 7 months and 14 days. He was the eldest of a family of eight children, all of whom survive. He came to West Point with his parents when but a small child where he has always made his home. He was united in marriage to Margaret L. Yantz of Jefferson county, Nebraska, February 20, 1881. To this union four children were born, Mrs. Daisy May, Mrs. Meta Peling, Mrs. Verna Scott and Mrs. Ida Markland all of West Point, who survive him, together with seven brothers, of whom all were present at the funeral excepting John of Minnesota. He also leaves five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He united with the M. E. church of West Point four years ago during the revival meeting of Rev. Leroy Enslow. Mr. McCune was a well-to-do farmer and stock man and held in the highest esteem by his large number of friends throughout this part of Hancock county. It was on his farm that the work of drilling for oil has been in progress the past few months. He was the first man to start the organization of the West Point Development Co. In the death of Jack McCune the community has lost a valuable citizen and the sympathy of all goes to the bereaved ones. A great throng of people assembled at the M.E. church at ten o'clock Monday morning to pay their last respect to the man, who in his daily walks of life, was so congenial, friendly, worthy and honest, that the shadow thus shows he will be long remembered. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Saunders and the I.O.O.F. lodge of this place. The remains were laid to rest in the West Point cemetery. The pallbearers were the brothers of the deceased: James, Robert, Charles, George, Thomas and Alvin.

ROBERT MCCUNE 1869 - 1936
HOUSTON SIGNAL - DECEMBER 10, 1936 - ROBERT McCUNE OF WHALAN DIES DEC. 2ND - FUNERAL SERVICES HELD IN HOUSTON SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Robert McCune, 67, stock buyer and village councilman of Whalan, Minn., passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in LaCrosse on Wednesday morning, Dec. 2nd and was brought to Houston for burial which occurred on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was an uncle of J.L. and Henry McCune of this village. Cune's death was attributed to heart trouble from which he has been a sufferer for a number of years. On Friday, November 27th, he was removed to the hospital in LaCrosse but medical science could not stay the hand of death. The deceased was born near West Point, Ill., on May 1, 1869, and was one of eight sons born to Robert and Elizabeth McCune. He was united in marriage to Emma Kierchherr of Warsaw, Ill., at Warsaw on January 1, 1909. They lived at Warsaw for one year, then moving to Winnebago, Minn., and later to Huntley, Minn., where he engaged in the stock business for a number of years. In 1930 they moved to Whalan where Mr. McCune engaged in stock buying until failing health caused his retirement. He had served 2 years of a three year term as a councilman on the village council of Whalan. He was a member of Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodge of Farmington, Minn., and also a member of the Christian Church of West Point, Ill. Although Mr. and Mrs. McCune had no children, during their early married life they took into their home at different times three young boys whom they reared to manhood. Mr. McCune is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma McCune of Whalan, three brothers, James McCune of Quincy, Ill., Alvin McCune of Basco, Ill., and Charles McCune of Kirkland, Ill., and a number of other relatives. A brother, Geo. L. McCune of this village preceded his brother in death in May 1934. Those from away in attendance at the funeral were James McCune and sons Lynn and Earl of Quincy, Ill., Alvin McCune of Kirkland, Ill., Ed Kirchherr of Warsaw, Ill., and Arthur Kirchherr of Hamilton, Ill. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Rowland Bros. Undertaking parlors, Rev. J. O. Paulsrud, pastor of the Houston Lutheran church, officiating. A trio, composed of Orvin Halvorson, Adrian Julsrud, and Maynard Nelson, sang, "The old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me" at the services. They were accompanied on the organ by Miss Ingrid Julsrud. Interment was made in the McCune lot in the Money Creek cemetery the services at the grave being in charge of the local Masonic Lodge, J.W. Potter of Caledonia giving the funeral services.


ALVIN HARRY MCCUNE 1871 - 1939
McCUNE, HARRY ALVIN - Born 1871, died 1939. In 1903, he married Ella Pullman, born 1879, she died 1905, a daughter of Joe Pullman, of Liberty, Illinois. They were the parents of one son. Mrs. McCune died of consumption, December 5, 1906. Mr. McCune married (2) Maggie McIllmoil, born May 4, 1876 at Elderville, Ill., she died 1945. Two children: 1- Dovie Davidson, 2- Hilda May Hensel. The family were farmers living in section 9 of St. Albans Township owning 297 acres. Mr. McCune and his wives are buried in the West Point Cemetery.

MARGARET L YANTZ MCCUNE 1859 - 1943
(Wife of Andrew Jackson (Jack) McCune)
No Obituary at this time.


ELIZA MAE HOUGHTON MCCUNE 1873 - 1944
(Wife of William Thomas McCune)
No Obituary at this time.


MRS. LOU ELLEN HOWES MCCUNE 1875 - 1945 HOUSTON SIGNAL - OBITUARY OF THE LATE MRS. LOU ELLEN McCUNE (Wife of George L. McCune)
Mrs. Lou Ellen (Howes) McCune was born on February 19, 1875, at Sutter, Ill., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Howes and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emiel Benson, R3, Houston, on Sunday, April 8, 1945 at the age of 70 years. The deceased was united in marriage to George L. McCune of West Point, Ill., on June 4, 1890, and following their marriage they resided at West Point for three years, after which they lived at Mulhall and Perry, Okla., until 1900 when they moved to Lewistown, Mo., where they lived until 1908 when they returned to their old home at West Point, Ill., residing there until coming to Houston in 1924 where the late Geo. McCune, who died on Mar, 12, 1934, assisted his son in the livestock market. For the past two years, Mrs. McCune has not enjoyed the best of health and when her condition became serious she was taken to the home of her daughter where she died on Sunday, Apr. 8. Mrs. McCune became a member of the Presbyterian church early in life and recently transferred her membership to the local Presbyterian church. Her first interest was the home and family and she will be missed by a host of relatives and friends. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McCune, one son, Jacob Lee, who passed away on Nov. 7, 1940, and two daughters, Lula Elizabeth (Mrs. Phillip Weber), Fairmont, Minn., and Ruby Esther, (Mrs. Emiel Benson) Houston, who survive as do six sisters and three brothers who are the Mmes. Viola Anderson, Ida Klingle, Andrew Miller, Dora Davidson, Bertram Ruffcord, Henry Herzog and the Messrs. Lloyd, Reuben and John Howes. Eight grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held from the McCune home and from the Houston Presbyterian church on last Wednesday afternoon, April 11, with Rev. George Stanley officiating. Interment was made in the family lot in the Money Creek cemetery with the casket bearers being the Messrs. Ernest Freuchte, Norman Benson, Wallace McMillan, G.L. Schonlau, Nels and Charles Nelson.

THE HANCOCK COUNTY JOURNAL, CARTHAGE, ILLINOIS -- April 26, 1945
MRS. McCUNE DIES IN MINNESOTA -- Mrs. George McCune, 70, a native of Hancock county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emil Benson of Houston, Minn., on April 8.
Lou Ellen Howes, daughter of John and Mary Howes, was born near Breckenridge, on February 19, 1875. She was united in marriage to George McCune who with one son, Jake, preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her death two daughters, Mrs. Philip Weber of Fairmont, Minn., and Mrs. Emil Benson of Houston, Minn.; also eight grandchildren, Mrs. Russell Gaylord of Washington, D.C., Jack and Richard Weber and Roma Dell, Max, Linnea, Jarda and Nelda Jane Benson; also six sisters and three brothers, John and Reuben Howes of Sutter, Lloyd Howes of Hamilton, Mrs. Ruth Miller of Hamilton, Jennie Ruffcorn of Stillwell, Mrs. Dora Davidson, Basco, and Mrs. Ida Klingel, Mrs. Viola Anderson and Mrs. Leona Herzog of Warsaw. Funeral services were held on April 11 in the Presbyterian church in Houston, and burial was in Houston cemetery. Those from Warsaw attending the funeral were Mrs. Ruth Miller, Lloyd Howes, Mrs. Leona Herzog, Mrs. Dora Davidson and son Woodrow.


MAGGIE MAE MCILMOIL MCCUNE 1876 - 1945
(Wife of Alvin Harvey McCune)
THE CARTHAGE REPUBLICAN - MARCH 8, 1945 - MRS. MAGGIE McCUNE DIES IN KEOKUK Mrs. Maggie McCune, 68, of Basco, passed away at St.Joseph's hospital, Keokuk, Ia., at 1:15 Wednesday morning, February 28. Maggie Mae McIlmoil, daughter of Robert and Mary Riddle McIlmoil, was born May 4, 1876 in Basco. She was united in marriage on December 5, 1906 to Alvin Harvey McCune, who proceded her in death on April 14, 1938. To this union two daughters were born who survive, Mrs. Dovie Davidson of Basco and Mrs. Hilda Hensel of Kankakee; two grandsons, Eldon LeRoy Davidson and John Harvey Hensel and two sons-in-law, Clarence Davidson and Ferdinand Hensel. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Martha Boucard, and two brothers, David and Matthew McIlmoil, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the West Point Christian church of which she was a member, with the Rev. Lee Maynard officiating. A quartet composed of Mrs. Sarah B. Gordon, Mrs. Mildred Simmons, John Hull and Royal Barnett sang "God Will Take Care of You: and "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer," accompanied by Mrs. Marie Workman. Casket bearers were James Elston, Clyde McLaughlin, Price Caldwell, Gerald Wipff, Raymond Lucie, William Bornscheuer. Burial was in West Point cemetery. Those attending the services from a distance were Charles McCune, Kirkwood; J. Harvey McCune, Knoxville; James McCune and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn McCune, Quincy; Mrs. Emma Dahling, Mr. and Mrs. Grover McCune, Charles and Walter Hensel, Kankakee; Mrs. Leland Heffner and Mrs. William Larson, Fort Madison, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martin, Warsaw, and Mrs. Lucille Whitledge, Hamilton.


JAMES STOVERS MCCUNE 1876 - 1948
James McCune 73, 812 Jackson, died at 11:51 Tuesday night in Blessing hospital. He was retired farmer and had lived in Quincy for the past 10 years. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCune he was born at West Point Dec. 26 1876. He was a member of the christian Church and of the Masonic lodge at West Point. On Oct. 10 1906 he was married to Miss Emma Lutz in Chicago. Surviving besides the widow are four sons, Lynn and Robert of Quincy, Henry of Huston Minn., Earl of Denver, Col.; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Mandylaras of Boston Mass.; three brothers, Charles of Kirkwood, Illinois and Grover and Ralph of Kankakee; one sister, Edith Bates of Kankakee; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

CHARLES WESLEY MCCUNE 1866 - 1956
No Obituary at this time.

MARY ISABELLE LEWIS MCCUNE 1874 - 1962
(Wife of Charle Wesley McCune)
No Obituary at this time.


EMMA MARIE KIRCHHERR MCCUNE 1876 - 1967
(Wife of Robert McCune)
No Obituary at this time.


EMMA M LUTZ MCCUNE 1885 - 1975
Quincy Herald-Whig Newspaper (wife of James McCune)Mrs. Emma M. McCune, 90, of St. Louis, formerly of Quincy, died Tuesday (July 29, 1975) at 4:15p.m. in her home. Mrs. McCune was born Feb. 27, 1885, in Quincy, a daughter of William and Caroline Rhyn Lutz. She married James McCune in 1906, in Chicago. He died June 15, 1948. She had lived in St. Louis for about 16 years. Surviving are four sons, Lynn 11. McCune of Quincy Robert of St. Louis, Henry of houston, Minn., and Earl of Denver, Cola.; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Mandyloras of St. Louis; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Herman. Henry and William Lutz and Leo Veile, and two sisters, Lena and Lula Veile. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Duker Funeral Home. The Rev. Erich Bizer will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.



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