The Death of John McLeod, a well known and pioneer resident of this county, occurred at the home of his son, N.C. McLeod, in this city Monday evening, January 29, 1906. Death, which resulted from angina pectoris, came suddenly as up to Monday morning he had been feeling as well as usual and had attended church services the day previous.
“Grandpa” McLeod by which name he was familiarly known, was born on the isle of Sky, Scotland, July 12, 1820, and was therefore 85 years, 6 months and 17 days old at the time of his death. When 21 years of age he moved to Prince Edward Isle and from there, with his family, he crossed the water of the Atlantic to America and settled in Nebraska in the year 1877. He resided in Nebraska until 1882 and then came to Oregon, settling at Summerville, this county, in which city his wife died in 1894. Shortly after the death of his companion he moved to this city and made his home with his son.
At the age of twelve deceased became a member of the Presbyterian church, and remained during his entire life an earnest and faithful member of that organization. His work in the church was the one great joy of his life, and his many years of study of the bible made him an able student of that great book. he was not only a christian in name but in reality and the life he lived was one that exhibited many noble traits. His friends, of which there are many, all join in saying that the community has lost a noble man.
Of the six children, four boys and two girls, N.C. McLeod, of this city, is the only one to survive him.
The funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church wednesday morning by Rev. S.A. Parker and the remains were interred in the Summerville cemetery.
Elgin Recorder Friday February 2, 1906