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John O’Neal of Cainsville, MO


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Photo courtesy of Marlene Bostrom


Born:        Oct, 1849, Henry County, Indiana

Married:   Unity Jacobs, Christmas Day, 1873

Died:        1933 in Cainsville, Missouri


John “Chick” O’Neal, the second son of William O’Neal and Lucretia Casey, was born in October of 1849 in Henry County, Indiana.  


On December 25th, 1873, John married Unity Jacobs, daughter of Leonard Jacobs of Ohio and Minerva Stropes. 


John and Unity had 10 children in Cainsville:

·         Oma Rose (b: 1875)            Oma married Charlie Cain in 1893

·         Otie (b: 1876)                   Otie married George Milrose in 1896

·         Daisy Mae (b: 1877)           Daisy Mae married Frank Cambpell in 1900

·         Leonard (b: 1882)

·         Donald (b: 1883)                Don married Jessie Spurling in 1906

·         Hubert “Jack” (b: 1884)       Jack married Minnie Woodward in 1908

·         Alvia Lewis (b: 1885)          

·         Edgebert (b: 1886)             E F O’Neal married Chessie Darrow in 1911

·         Maude (b: 1894)                Maude married Aaron Michael in 1912 and

                                           ater married Wilbur Lightfoot

·         Everett (b: 1894)               Everett died when a baby



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John owned a 40 acre farm just northwest of Cainsville.   The photo to the right shows this property in 1876.




John and Unity are buried in the Zoar Cemetary near Cainsville, MO.  The photo to the right shows their headstone.


John’s son, Jack (1884-1981), who began spelling his name O’Neil instead of O’Neal at some point in his life, is also buried in the Zoar Cemetary.


Jack O’Neil’s son, Virgil “Buster” O’Neil (1911-1994) is buried in Zoar Cemetary as well.


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                 Photo courtesy of Loretta  Eichmann



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Notes:  Special thanks to Marlene Bostrom for the photo of John O’Neal.

            Special thanks to Loretta Eichman for the headstone photo for John and Unity O’Neal.  



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