Ninth Generation


204. Ethel AGANS was born on 6 August 1900 in Illinois. She died on 25 June 1928 at the age of 27 in Limstone, Peoria County, Illinois.

Married Edgar McClelland, 1 Feb 1919, Rushville, Schuyler Co, IL. Ethel predecased her father as stated in his obituary.

1920 Census. Missouri Twp, Brown Co, IL, Hh 44
Edgar D. McClelland, 22, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. IL, farmer
Ethel, wife, 19, b. IL, parents b. IL
Melvin, son, 1 year, 5 months

1930 Census. Missouri Twp, Brown, IL, Hh 46
Edward D. McClelland, 32, widowed, married at age 20
Melvin E., son, 11
Verna C., dau, 9

She is buried Lynn Cemetery, Schuyler Co, IL and has the middle initial "C".

Her Illinois Death Index record has her surname as "Aikeres" - no image so could be a very bad translation or the name was just misunderstood. She was age 26 when she died - but her birth is listed as 1901 - it wasn't.

Ethel AGANS and Edgar D. MCCLELLAND were married on 1 February 1918 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. Edgar D. MCCLELLAND was born on 27 October 1897. He died on 26 September 1969 at the age of 71 in Mount Sterling, Brown County, Illinois.

World War I Draft Registration - undated.
Edgar D. McClelland of Rt. 2, Mt. Sterling, Brown Co, IL was age 20, born 27 Oct 1897. A farmer. His nearest relative was Ethel McClelland. He was short, medium build, blue eyes, dark hair.

1940 Census. Missouri Twp, Brown, IL, Hh 30
Ed McClelland, 42, widow, same house in 1935, Farming
Melvin, son, 21, Farming
Mary, mother, 80, widow, same house in 1935
Oscar, cousin, 50, same place in 1935, Laboer, farm

SSDI: died Sep 1969. Mt. Sterling was his last residence.

Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL, 28 Sep 1969, p.24
E. McClelland of Brown Dies, Funeral Today.
MT. STERLING - Edgar D. McClelland, 71 year-old retired Brown county farmer, died Friday at McDonough County hospital in Macomb.
He was born in Brown county Oct 27, 1897, son of William & Margaret Armstrong McClelland. Twice married, his first wife was Ethel Agans whom he married in 1917. She died in 1927. He later married Ara Avery and she survives. There is one son, Melvin E. of Mt. Sterling, and a daughter Mrs. Verna Allsup, Rushville. There are five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
These brothers and sisters survive: George of Mt. Sterling, Robert of Peoria; Margaret Bradley and Minnie Roberts both of Mt. Sterling
The deceased was a member of the Methodist church here and the Modern Woodmen of America.
...
Funeral Services will be at 3 pm today at the Mt. Sterling Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Bonser officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.

Ethel AGANS and Edgar D. MCCLELLAND had the following children:

319

i.

Melvin E. MCCLELLAND was born in 1918 in Brown County, Illinois.

320

ii.

Verna C. MCCLELLAND was born in 1921 in Brown County, Illinois.