Date of Death: 25 Sep
Subject: William McIntire
Source: unknown, [Sep] 1920
William McIntire was born in Schuyler Co. Ill., Dec 18, 1865, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Younker. To this union were born 3 children, Mrs. Ida Smith, Mrs. Mary Cassaday and Larkin McIntire. In November 1870 his wife died. On December 14, 1871 he was united in marriage to Rachel Lalicker. In his departure, he leaves to mourn his death, his devoted wife, and three children, Twenty-two Grandchildren and nineteen Great Grandchildren, besides a host of friends.
In March 1874 he made a Profession of Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and united with the Flag Springs Baptist church of which he remained a faithful member and Deacon until his death. August 2, 1861 he enlisted in Company A, 10th regiment Missouri Infantry Volunteers. He was honorably discharged, August 24, 1864, having served three years faithfully as a private. During his lifetime he resided on the same farm near Flag Springs, Mo. for more than 50 years. During all this time his life has been one beyond reproach. The welfare of his family was first in his mind. A kind husband, a loving father, and a good neighbor. He was honest, industrious and an upright man. His character and life has been such that in after years his family will rise up and call blessed, to know him is to love him. During his last illness which covered a period of more than three years, he bore his affliction very patiently. All that loving hands could do was done to relieve his suffering, but to no avail. On Saturday morning he fell peacefully asleep. His wife and three children were at his bedside in his last hours. On Monday afternoon, at 2:30 pm o'clock, the funeral services were conducted at the Whitesville Masonic Fraternity, and the remains were laid to rest in the Whitesville Cemetery.