MCCLELLAN, JOHN HOWARD
Was born in Richland county, Ohio, may 5, 1864, and died at his
home in Angola, Indiana, Feb. 22, 1911, aged 46 years, 9 months and 17
days. He was the youngest son of a family of 6 children, two of whom
preceded him to the better world. There survive him two brothers and one
sister, Tom McClellan, of Oregon and George Mcclellan and Anna Kellogg,
of Angola, his wife and little daughter, Esther, and a host of friends
and relatives who sorrow for ta life untimely ended. He wa a good
neighbor, a considerate and indulgent father.
August 8[?], 1895, he was united in marriage with Emma Osfall.
At the age of seven months he was bereft of a father's care and guidance
and to battle with the trials of life by himself. He moved with his
mother to Bryan, Ohio, where a large part of his boyhood days were spent.
He began his commercial life in the merchantile business, and for a
number of years conducted a dry goods store at Nettle Lake, Ohio. He was
honest in his dealings, believing that a false balance is an abomination
to the Lord but a just weight was His delight. After moving to Angola he
followed the carpenter's trade till his health began to decline, His
last illness was of short duration, but his suffering was beyond measure.
The finest qualities of his nature were manifested during these last
days of pain. Patient, uncomplaining, solicitous only for the comfort of
others and breathing many a word of trust and confidence in his Saviour.
He accepted Christ and was baptized in the M. E. church at Nettle Lake,
Ohio, and while he made no public profession for the past few years, he
believed in Christ. To his friends he expressed a willingness to go.
The final hour came when the worn spirit passed beyond these voices where
there is rest and peace.
Funeral services were conducted by Elder Vernon Stauffer at the
late home, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1911, the remains being laid to rest in
Circle Hill cemetery.
Submitted By: Joey Pedigo