DeForest McLin1893 - 1963 (70 years)
Name DeForest McLin Born 12 Mar 1893 Indiana, USA Gender Male Died 19 Mar 1963 Brownsville, Cameron, Texas Person ID I24301 Whitton Last Modified 22 Jan 2019
Father George H McLin, b. 4 Jun 1843, Kalamazoo, Michigan , d. 17 Aug 1920, Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntingdon, Indiana, USA (Age 77 years) Relationship natural Mother Adessa Simons, b. 20 Aug 1868, d. 20 Jan 1943, Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntingdon, Indiana, USA (Age 74 years) Relationship natural Married 4 Jun 1891 Family ID F9394 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Flossie G Schott, b. 3 Jan 1893, Wells County, Indiana , d. 21 Sep 1951, Sturgis Memorial Hospital (Age 58 years) Married 23 Jul 1923 Allen, indiana, USA Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 Family ID F9396 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Huntington Herald Press
Wed. March 20, 1963
G. D. Forest McLin, a former resident of this city for most of his life, died this morning at Brownsvill, Texas, according to word to Wallace E. Schoeff, 436 Indiana Street, whose address was reportedly found in McLin's belongings. No details were known here today. The body is at the Darling Funeral Home in Brownsville.
DeForest (Doc) McLin, 70, a native of this city and a resident here most of his life, died Tuesday in Brownsville, Texas, where he had been retired for the last several years.
Mr. McLin, who actively engaged in civic life of the local community for many years and was well known here, was born March 12, 1893 to Dr. G. H. and Hadassah Simons McLin. He married Flossie G. Schott, a native of Wells County, on July 23, 1923. The couple lived in this city and Union townshp and were residents for a short time of Michigan where Mrs. McLin died September 21, 1951, in the Sturgis Memorial Hospital.
Mr. McLin, who was in charge of weights and measures here for a number of years, was a World War I veteran. He enlisted June 6, 1917 in Fort Wayne, was in the 20th Ambulance Company from June 13, 1917 to October 16, 1917. He was attached to the Division Headquarters 77th Division and left the United States April 21, 1918, for service in France. He was a Sergeant First Class and served active duty in the Vosges from June 11 to Septmeber 13, 1918, and was in the Argonne-Muese front from September 24 to November 11, 1918. He was discharged at Camp Sherman, Ohio, February 4, 1919. His army vocation was instructor in gas warfare.
He was a member of the American Legion, Huntington Post No. Y, and served as post commander in 1934 and was the service officer for the organization. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here, the Elks Lodger and Amity Lodge No. 483 of Masons.
Mrs. Ward S. Williams of Waterloo, Iowa, is a niece and the only surviving relative. Word late Tuesday night was that Mr. and Mrs. Williams would go to Brownsville, Texas, where the body was at the Darling Funeral Home.
Wallace E. Schoeff, a friend of the family received word of the death Tuesday and communicated with Mrs. Williams. No further details were known here today.
(His obit doesn't state he is buried in Mt. Hope but I am posting him here because his wife and parents are buried in Mt. Hope)
- Huntington Herald Press