Obituary Record

Malcolm Cameron
Died on 2/3/1906
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1-7 Feb., 1906 - The Blair Courier - Malcolm “Mac” Cameron - Civil War Veteran

Mac Cameron died very suddenly of heart failure at 2:30 last Saturday morning. He was downtown in the evening and seemed as well as usual. About midnight he was taken sick and before the doctor could arrive he was dead. The funeral was held at the Methodist church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. John Patrick, his old neighbor, officiating. Deceased was born in Canada in 1844 and moved to Illinois in 1860. He enlisted in Co. M. of the 4th Illinois cavalry and served a little over three years. He was a good soldier and had the proud record that he never missed a roll call. In 1865 he came to this county and broke ground where this city now stands. For many years he lived on a farm a few miles west of Herman, moving on Mr. russell’s farm south of town about two years ago. Mr. Cameron was elected to the state legislature in 1890 and was prominent on Washington county politics for many years. He belonged to John A. Dix post and was the first Mason made in Blair. He leaves a widow and four children, Mrs. E. Z. Russell, Mrs. W. N. Drake of Deborah, Ia., L. D. Cameron of this city and Alfred, who lives at home.

#2-8 Feb., 1906 - The Blair Democrat - Malcolm Cameron - Civil War Veteran

Malcolm Cameron, aged 62 years, died suddenly at his home early last Saturday morning. He returned from Lyons Friday night on the 8 o’clock train and walked to his home, about a mile from town, and was as well apparently as usual and was only sick a few minutes before death came. Mr. Cameron was a pioneer of this county, coming here in the ‘60s and was deputy sheriff of this county for several terns. He was a member of the Nebraska legislature in 1890, since which time he resided on his farm west of Herman until a short time ago when he moved to Blair to manage the large stock farm of his son-in-law, E. Z. Russell, county treasurer. Mr. Cameron was born in Canada. He served in Company M, Fourth Illinois cavalry from September, 1861 to November, 1864, and was a member of John A. Dix post, Grand Army of the Republic of this city and also of the Masonic lodge of Blair under whose auspices he was buried from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Two daughters, Mrs. E. Z. Russell and Mrs. Drake and two sons, L. D. and Alfred and a wife are left to mourn his sudden death.

~~~Obituaries 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 Democrat/Courier on 2/7/1906