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Charles A. McGill

(From Tuesday's Daily)

After an illness with pneumonia, Charles A. McGill, of Hebron, father of James H. McGill, of this city, died last evening at 4 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Cook, with whom he had lived since the death of Mrs. McGill in 1896.

Mr. McGill's illness had not extended over many days. While it was known here that his case was severe, death was not immediately expected. Mr. McGill was the last one of his generation, and the only two children living are the son here and the daughter in Hebron.

Mr. McGill was born in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1830, and was one of seven children born to Robert and Susan P. McGill, the former a native of Pennsylvania, the latter of New York. In 1844, Robert McGill moved to Laporte county, Indiana, thence to Southeast Grove, in Lake county, where he rented land for one year, and in 1846 removed to Indiantown, and purchased 120 acres of school land. In 1853, he started for Oregon, by overland, in search of wealth, where he spent five years in mining and farming. In 1858, he returned and assisted in improving his home, which, in 1865, he sold to his son, C. A. McGill, and removed with his wife to Hebron, where they resided until they died -- he in 1877, aged 75 years, and she in 1871, aged 69 years.

C. A. McGill received a fair education at the log schoolhouses, and was reared a farmer. He had only an ox team for many years, and assisted his father until his departure for Oregon, when he had charge of the farm. His first purchase was a yoke of oxen, with which he labored until he had seven yoke, and broke new land for himself and others. With small beginnings and continued industry, Mr. McGill acquired 236 acres of well-improved land, with commodius buildings and other improvements. In 1863 he married Miss Mary F. Brownell, born in Schoharie county, New York, in 1841, daughter of Alvah and Margaret Brownell, natives of New York and England, who came in 1841 to Crown Point, the father dying in 1871, the mother in 1857.

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: January 19, 1916
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Page: 4
Column(s): 1

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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