Obituary Record

Daniel McManigal
Died on 11/29/1925

Printed in the December 16, 1925 Pilot, Blair, Nebraska

(veteran—Civil War)


It was no surprise to the friends of Daniel McManigal to hear that he has passed away, for he had been in failing health for the past two or three years - tho his decline had been so gradual that the word last week from those who were caring for him was that they could see no change. The following history of his life came to us as given below:

Daniel McManigal was born in Scioto County, Ohio November 14, 1842, and died at his farm home in Wayne county, November 29, 1925, at the age of 83 years and 15 days.

At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted and served for 3 1/2 years, being mustered out at Dennison, Ohio, on account of disability, having been wounded at Dallas, Georgia, during his march to the sea with Sherman.

On June 1, 1865, he was married to Jane Ann Belcher. To this union were born four sons and one daughter.

Early in 1873, he left his Ohio home and came to Nebraska arriving at Blair on February 14, 1873. In the fall of 1881 he moved to a farm in Wayne county southeast of the town of Wayne. Here he lived until 1919 when he moved into the town of Wayne. For several years he has been in failing health but for the past year the decline has been very rapid.

His wife passed from this life February 13, 1922. He leaves to survive him his daughter, Mrs. Lucy West with whom he had made his home, and two sons, E. P. McManigal of St. Charles, South Dakota, and M. B. McManigal of Happy, Texas.

But the above does not tell of the many sterling characteristics of this rugged pioneer. His ambition to acquire a competence was gratified, as he became owner of a splendid farm in this good county, and had there a comfortable home until he retired from the farm to move to a home in Wayne. It seemed to be his ambition to be known as one whose word was as good as his bond, and he so conducted his affairs as to make it so. In politics he was an uncompromising Republican, because he thoroughly believed in the policies of that party, and he was ever ready to defend his beliefs.

His funeral service was from the Methodist church. Tuesday afternoon the pastor, Rev. Townsend preaching the sermon, and the large attendance of those who had long known him, in his home neighborhood as well as from Wayne, attested his standing in the community.

Burial was in the family lot at Greenwood cemetery in this city - Wayne (Neb.) Democrat.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library ~~~

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Printed in the Blair Pilot on 12/16/1925