Alexander McMains Obituary
Clark County Clipper, March 1, 1906
Alexander McMains was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, September 8, 1834, departed
this life at his home in Ashland, Kansas, February 25, 1906, aged 71 years, 6
months and 16 days.
Deceased lived in Missouri, then in Nebraska, then in eastern Kansas, and moved
to Clark county in 1884; he enlisted in Co. C., 40th Reg. Iowa Vol., and served
nearly three years.
He was married to Miss Nancy Boatenhamer in 1856, to which union there was born
2 sons and 5 daughters. His first wife died in 1886 and he was remarried to Mrs.
C. E. Davidson in 1889. He leaves a wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters, a step daughter
and a granddaughter to mourn his departure; John and James McMains, of Colorado;
Mrs. Wymore, of Nebraska; Mrs. Mitchell, of Washington; Mrs. Phebus, of
California; Mrs. Underwood, of New Mexico; one stepdaughter, Mrs. J. E. Powers,
of Ashland, and Bertha Bush, of Hutchinson, Kansas.
He was a member of the Christian church for 56 years and lived a consistent
Christian life up to the time of his death leaving words of comfort to his
family and the hope of a home beyond the grave.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 13, 2005.
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