John McDaniel and his wife, Carrie (Hart) McDaniel, with two of their children, John
William McDaniel, Jr. and Sarah Leora McDaniel
JOHN McDANIEL - Found Dead
St. Francois County Record, Elvins, Missouri,
Friday, September 1, 1916
Just as the Record goes to press news is received of the death of John
[William] McDaniel, supposedly from heart failure, at his home in Gofftown. According
to report, McDaniel arose at his usual early hour, went to the toilet and
here he was later found dead. This was between 5 and 6 o'clock this (Friday) morning.
The deceased was well known in the mining district here, having formerly been a
mining captain with the Federal Lead Co., but was lately engaged as underground
contractor at shaft No. 1. He had been complaining for several days prior to his
death, although he had worked on Thursday.
The deceased leaves a wife and four children, besides a father, mother and several
brothers and sisters besides a number of other near relatives to mourn his untimely
Funeral services will be held Sunday at Parkview Cemetery near Farmington, under the
auspices of the Knights of Pythias, of which order the deceased was a member.
Note: John McDaniel had three brothers, Marion, Sterling
and John McDaniel. It is believed that they may have all worked for the lead mines