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Robert Emmet McGaully

Spanish American War Veteran

The Western Star, January 14, 1938.


Funeral services for R. E. McGaully, who died on January 4, were held in the Presbyterian church in this city on Thursday afternoon of last week, January 6, Rev. John W. Carrier, pastor of the Coldwater M. E. church, was in charge. Charles Korff sang "Going Down the Valley," "Does Jesus Care?" and "God Will Take Care of You." Mrs. A. A. White was the accompanist.

The pall bearers were: O. M. Poer, Fred Winkler, N. D. King, L. T. Cullins, F. J. Keesee and Sewell Tarr. A squad of war veterans fired a salute to the dead at the cemetery and the bugler of the local Sons of American Legion squadron, Norman Butcher, sounded "Taps."

The following obituary was read at the funeral service:

Robert Emmet McGaully, son of William and Mary McGaully, was born November 19, 1874, in Clay Center, Kansas, and departed this life at his home in Coldwater, Kansas, January 4, 1938, at the age of 63 years, one month and 15 days.

He made his home in Clay Center until in 1898, when he enlisted in the army and served during the Spanish-American War. He was a member of Company D, 23rd Kansas Volunteers. After the war, he returned to Clay Center.

On February 7, 1901, Mr. McGaully was united in marriage with Elizabeth Ann Hackney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hackney of the Lookout, Okla., neighborhood. They lived in that vicinity until about 1912, when they moved to Coldwater. Mrs. McGaully preceded him in death on October 12, 1933.

To this union one daughter, Ardinell, was born. She, with her two sons, Bobby and Donald Burnett, are left to mourn their loss. Mr. McGaully also left four sisters: Mrs. Lena Dubois of Hinton, Okla., Mrs. Emily Anderson and Mrs. Alice Walker of Clay Center, Kans., and Mrs. Kathryn Stanley of Joplin, Mo., and one brother, Grant McGaully, of Denver, Colo.

R.E. McGaully is most likely buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Other news articles on this site spell his surname as McGauly, not McGually. It is unknown to the webmaster of this site whether his name was Robert Emmet McGually or Robert Emmet McGualy.

Also see:

Death of Mrs. George Hackney, The Western Star, March 17, 1922.

Sgt. Robert R. Burnett, U.S. Army, son of Ardinell (McGually) Burnett Kuster, grandson of R.E. McGaully and Elizabeth Ann (Hackney) McGually. Sgt. Robert R. Burnett, U.S. Army, died in a Communist prison camp in Korea during the Korean War.

Spanish-American War Veterans Who Lived in Comanche County, Kansas

List of Veterans from Comanche County, Kansas

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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