JOHN McARN DIES IN PHILADELPHIA - 1845
April 12, 2011 Contact Myrtle Bridges
Fayetteville Observer, Wednesday, April 16, 1845; Issue 1454; col. A
Mr. John McArn, whose foot was unfortunately crushed under a rail road car at Philadelphia, on the 30th ultimo, died in that city on
Monday night the 7th in consequence of that injury and others about the breast, received at the same moment.
Mr. McArn was a native of Richmond County but for some 25 years past had been a merchant of this town (Fayetteville, NC), in which
capacity he had acquired wealth, and had ever maintained a high character for probity. He was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church in
this town, of which he was a very liberal supporter, and an exemplary member. We doubt if he had an enemy in the world.
Raleigh Register, Wednesday, April 22, 1845
Yesterday the remains of Mr. McArn of Fayetteville, NC who died a few days since at the hospital, from injuries received by having
his foot run over at the Depot at 8th and Market Streets, were conveyed to the Laurel Hill Cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large
number of respectable citizens, mostly of the Presbyterian denomination, of which church he was an elder and an esteemed member in his
native place. The body was placed in a vault, where it will remain until sent for by his friends. Philadelphia Post, 15th April 1845
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