GRATIOT COUNTY JOURNAL; MAY22, 1902 PIONEER OF '54
Alex McDaid Answers the Final Call. A NATIVE OF IRELAND,
He Came To Gratiot In the Fall of 1854. Large Concourse of Neighbors and Friends
Followed His Remains to Their Last Resting Place.
Alexander McDaid a pioneer citizen of North Star township, died
at the home of his son, Warren, on the old McDaid place, on
Thursday last, at the age of 73. Mr. McDaid was born in
Londonderry, Ireland, September 13, 1828 Came to Chester
county, Pennsylvania, in 1846, removed to Hancock county, Ohio,
in 1849, and to Gratiot county in 1854 where he settled on
section 28, North Star township. Recently he removed to
Tuesday of last week he came up to visit his son, Warren. He
was in his usual health but later complained of feeling badly
and lay down. He grew worse and Thursday died.
His funeral took place Sunday at the North Star Cemetery church
and interment at the nearby Cemetery.
A large gathering of friends and neighbors testified to the
high esteem in which the deceased was held. More than 100 teams
were in the procession from the house to the church. Rev. J. C.
Cook, of Ithaca, preached the funeral discourse.
He was one of the founders of Odd Fellowship in North Star and
a representative man of the community.