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From: Fern Estes <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Thrasher, Lee and McClellan, Hightower and Sinor? - Verna
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 07:11:21 -0500
Obituary of John William McClellan - Newspaper dated Oct. 7, 1949
Aged Citizen of Iuka Dies Wednesday Morning
John William McClellan, one of this section's oldest and best known citizens, died at his home near Iuka, Wednesday, at the age of 86.
Mr. McClellan was born at Houston, Mo. June 14, 1863. He came to Arkansas with his parents when a young man and setled near Iuka, and remained a resident of this vinicity the remainder of his life.
He was converted early in life and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His membership was with the Pineville church. He was married to Miss Nancy Lee, who preceded him in death by several years. His second marriage was to
Mrs. Cora Trotter.
Surviving are his wife; two sons and one daughter by his first marriage---J. W. McClellan of Benicia, Calif. and J. A. McClellan of Iuka, and a daughter, Mrs. T. M. Seay of Calico Rock; three sons and four daughters by his second
marriage -- Hale of Pineville, Woodrow of Iuka, Donald of Dolph, Mrs. W. J. Whitfield of Pineville, Mrs. Lee Collins of Salem, Mrs. Billy Joe Whitecotton of California, and Mrs. Pete Combs of Iuks. Also surviving are a step-son, Jesse
Trotter of Calico Rock; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Pineville Thursday afternoon by Rev. J. C. Williamson and Rev. Y. Whitfield. Burial was in the Pineville cemetery, with the Roller Funeral Service in charge.
Bernie Moore-Knowles wrote:
> I am interested the husband of Cora Elizabeth Thrasher.....................his name was John William "Will" McClellan?
> I have that he was born in Mississippi in 1863 and died in Izard Co. in 1949. First marriage was to a Sallie Lee (1871-1905).
> Do you have anything additionally on this McClellan?
> I tell you why I am asking. Sinor and Hightower researchers are looking for more information on a man that Nancy Humberd Sinor Hightower married that was named J. G. McClellan (b1827). They married on April 16, 1905 - in Baxter Co.
> Nancy was married to a Ben Butler on March 30, 1916 - so, I am assuming that J. G. McClellan was deceased by that time.
> Have you ever done any research on the McClellans at all?
> Bernie Moore-Knowles
> Phoenix, Arizona - Papa'aloa, Hawai'i
> "I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
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