Cyrus McCall, 11th Reg’t., P.R.V.C.

Cyrus McCALL, 68 years old, died Sunday evening, December 29, at nine o’clock, at the home of William FLOWERS, where he boarded. He was born in Westmorland County, PA., where he lived until May 1861, when he enlisted in Co. H., 11th Penn’a Reserves, serving until March 1864. On re-enlisting as a veteran he was transferred to Co. C, 190th Penn’a Veteran Volunteers and served in that company until the end of the Civil War, and was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., June 25, 1865. He was an early pioneer in the oil country, having first located at Petroleum Center, Venango county, Pa. He followed the different developments to McDonald, and had resided here for twenty years. He leaves one brother who lives in Westmoreland County, Pa., and one stepson, H. E. MCLANE. His wife, Mr. MCLANE”s mother, has been dead about ten years. The funeral was in charge of the G. A. R., and he was buried in Robinson”s Run cemetery with military honors on Tuesday afternoon, December 31, 1912. The Rev. W. D. IRONS, D. D., and the Rev. J. P. JORDAN officiated.1

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  1. McDonald PA Record, January 3, 1913.