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From: "Mary Ann Booher" <>
Subject: [BRE] McMullen, Bainter, Elser, Gillett
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 18:21:42 -0400

>From the Montgomery Co. Ohio List Message Board
Thought someone on this list would be able to help her.

Mary Ann

Author: Rlandgren
Surnames: McMullen, Bainter, Elser, Gillett
Classification: queries

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Shelby County, Iowa
Shelby County Republican
May 20, 1897
Death of David McMullen
David McMullen died at the family home on west Durrant street, Monday afternoon. He has been confined to his bed for about three months, being sent thereto by an accident which occurred in February, in which he fell upon the ice and sustained a fracture of the hip. He had almost recovered from the fracture but the vital forces were so reduced that he could not rally from the shock.
Deceased was born in Montgomery county, Ohio Sept. 18, 1819. When less than a year old, his parents moved to Wayne County, Ind., and later to St. Joseph county. Here he resided until 1874, when he came to Iowa, settling in this county. He bought a farm southwest of town, near Windy Knoll, where the family lived until about four years ago. They then moved to their present home in Harlan.
The greater part of the long life of the deceased was spent in St. Joseph county, Indiana. For many years prior to his removal therefrom he was believed to be the oldest settler in the county. He married there in July 20, 1841 to Miss Elizabeth Bainter, who survives him. Four children were born to them. They are: G. E. McMullen of Irwin, Maggie E. Elser of Cherokee county, Sarah E. McMullen and Lizzie M. Gillett of Harlan. All were present at the funeral, which was held at the house Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Elder Meyers of the Dunker church. Burial was made in the city cemetery.

Shelby County, Iowa
Shelby County, Iowa Republican
June 14, 1900
Death of Elizabeth McMullen
Mrs. Elizabeth McMullen died at the family house in this city, Sunday noon. Her death was caused by an acute attack of pneumonia, and her last sickness was of a few days of duration. The funeral was held at the home, Tuesday afternoon, Elder Washington Wyland officiating and Rev. L. R Thomas assisting.
Elizabeth Bainter was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, May 12, 1825. Her father's cabin stood upon ground where is now the large city of Dayton. When five years of age, her family moved to what is now South Bend, Ind. and was the second white family to settle there. She was united in marriage to David McMullen, July 20, 1841. Herself, husband and family moved to Shelby County, Iowa, in October, 1874, settling on a farm in east Harlan township. They remained there until about 1890, when they moved to this city. The husband died some five years ago.
Five children were born to them. Of these, one died in infancy, and the remaining are: Mrs. Samuel Elser of Cherokee county, George McMullen of Irwin, Miss Sarah McMullen and Mrs. Lizzie Gillett of this city.
Mrs. McMullen was a member of the Dunker church, and lived a life consistent with its teachings. Most of her life was spent among pioneer surroundings, which developed in her a character of strength and nobleness peculiar to the pioneer. A large number of friends and neighbors attested their appreciation of the deceased by attendance to her funeral.

I am interested in exchanging notes with anyone who is connected with this family.

Robin McMullen Landgren

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