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Joseph Taylor McGlothlin Obit 

 Typed and Contributed by Barbara Owens

Source: Cassville Republican, Thursday, December 2, 1915

Pioneer Citizen passes Away

Had Lived in Barry County Since 1848

Good Part of County Then A Wilderness

Taylor McGlothlin died at his home on Washburn Prairie November 23, 1915 of old age and general disability, at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 3 days.

He was born in Tennessee. With the family of Nathaniel Meador he came to this county and located on Washburn Prairie in 1848. The McGlothlin family has been identified with the history of the county since that date when a large part of the county was a wilderness and the settlements few and far apart. At that time, Keetsville, now Washburn, was the principle town of the county and Cassville was less than ten years old. McGlothlin was then a youth seeking a location in this part of the county which was then known to the old Tennesseans as the West and was often spoken of as "The Missouri Territory."

When the Civil War came up he sympathized with the cause of the south and entered the Confederate Army. After the war he returned to his home and had since been a resident of this county.

He was a quiet, industrious and highly esteemed citizen. Everybody thought well of Uncle Taylor McGlothlin as he was familiarly known. His home on the old wire road has been a landmark for a half-century and his passing away has removed one of the county's beloved pioneers.

He leaves three sons and five daughters. The funeral services were held at the Washburn Prairie church Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. L. R. Lamb of this city. Interement was made in the cemetery nearby.

Cassville Republican, Thursday, November 25, 1915 - Personal and Local News - Taylor McGlothlin of Washburn, a pioneer citizen of this county, died at his home Tuesday night and is to be buried today (Wednesday) at Washburn Prairie Cemetery.


  *(See William McGlothlin Family Lineage) 

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