WILLIAM J. MCDOUGALL         GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

Independence Daily Reporter, Monday, May 9, 1910, Pg. 5:




            William McDougall, well known in Montgomery county, died at his home in Cherryvale yesterday.  Mr. McDougall was born in New York, Dec. 16, 1834, and was 75 years, four months and twelve days.

            He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Griffin and Mrs. Elmer Newton and one son, William McDougall of Idaho.

            For many years he has been a faithful member of the United Brethren church of Coal Creek and also a member of the Independence Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, comrades of which will act as pall bearers.

            The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. H. Jones at Mount Hope cemetery on Wednesday morning about 11 o’clock, the body arriving at the cemetery via 10:25 interurban car.



South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, May 11, 1910, Pg. 5:


Death of a Pioneer


            Death came to Comrade W. J. McDougall at his home in Cherryvale, Sunday morning, after a long illness in his 76th year.

            Comrade McDougall was born in New York state, Dec. 16, 1834.  While a young man he came West, and when President Lincoln called for men he was in Colorado and heeded the call enlisting in the Second Colorado Volunteers.  Early in ’70 or ’71 he came to this county and got a claim southeast of Independence a few miles, where he was ever known as a first-class, public spirited citizen.  In 1887 he was converted and became a member of the United Brethren church at Coal Creek and ever lived a Christian life.  In latter years he had much sickness and at one time Elder Jones was called, and to him he expressed not only his faith but his readiness to go and be with the Master.  After his recovery and not being able to work on the farm Mr. and Mrs. McDougall bought property and moved to Cherryvale where he has been confined to his home most of the time, anxiously waiting the summons.  It was his request that his comrades of the McPherson Post have charge of the interment and that his former faithful pastor, Rev. C. H. Jones speak to the living at the funeral.

            The remains were brought over from Cherryvale this morning and the procession followed it from the trolley line to Mount Hope, where Brother Jones made a short address and he was laid to rest with the honors of the Grand Army of Republic.

            He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Griffin of this vicinity, Mrs. Elmer E. Newton of Argentine, and one son, William McDougall of Joseph, Idaho.

Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.