Person:David McLain (1)

  1. David Leonard McLain1848 - 1903
m. 24 Nov 1868
  1. Edward Warren McLain1867 - 1952
  2. William Hurles McLain1870 - 1946
  3. Thomas Pratt McLain1873 - 1955
  4. Mary Whitaker McLain1876 - 1877
  5. Charles Franklin McLain1879 - 1953
  6. Cyrenus Augustus McLain1882 - 1938
Facts and Events
Name[1] David Leonard McLain
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] 21 Feb 1848 Lagrange, LaGrange, Indiana, United States
Census[9] 1850 Rupert, Hilldale, Michigan, United States age 2, with mother With Enoch Thompson and family
Marriage 24 Nov 1868 Lagrange, Lagrange County, Indianato Ellen Louisa Leonard
Other Another marriage date is Nov. 6, 1866Marriage fact
with Ellen Louisa Leonard
Occupation[5] farmer
Other[7] 1880 Lagrange, LaGrange, Indiana, United Statescensus
Death[4][3][5] 14 Oct 1903 Butternut, Ashland, Wisconsin, United StatesCause: Accidental Gun Shot Wound
Burial[6] 18 Oct 1903 Butternut, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States
Other[8] Wisconsin, United Statesshot

1870 Census of Lewis Township, Holt County, Missouri p. 166 McLain, Leonard 23 Laborer 0 100 Indiana

            Ellen            19   Keeping home              Ohio
            Edward         2                      Indiana

1880 Census of Lagrange, Lagrange County, Indiana p. 373A

222-242 McClain, Leonard M 31 Laborer IN NY PA

                        Ellen                F      31  wife     Keeping House    OH    PA     PA
                        Edward            M     12   son                                  IN     IN       OH
                        Hurles             M      9     son                                 MO   IN       OH
                        Thomas           M      6    son                                 NE     IN       OH
                        Frank               M      1    son                                  IN     IN       OH

1900 Census of Butternut, Ashland County, Wisconsin, ED #9, p. 250B rents house, both can read and write McLane, D.L. head Feb. 1848 52 md 30 yrs IN NY OH farm laborer

              Ellen    wife    Apr. 1849    51   md 30 yrs  6 - 5  OH  PA   PA
             Herless  son   Aug. 1870   29   md 7 yrs             MO   IN  OH    day laborer
             Frank     son   Oct. 1878    21                               IN    IN   OH    day laborer
          Augustus  son   Sept 1882   17                               IN    IN   OH    day laborer
            Earl    gr-son    Feb 1894    6                                 IN   IN    IN
            Lee     gr-son   Jan. 1896    4                                 IN   IN    IN
      Carrie  dau-in-law  Feb. 1870   30    md 7 yrs             IN   IN    IN

One evening when David was going to shoot a wild deer in their yard, his gun exploded, sending a spring from the gun back into his heart. This comes from Gail McLain's book. Lester Sparks McLain has the same memory.

In the family record book found in Gail's book Feb. 21, 1847 is birthdate and born in Williams Co., Ohio.

His death prayer after having been shot, "Father have mercy upon me. Lord Jesus forgive me and save my soul."

Information from Charlene McLain Anderson: David Leonard McLain died Oct. 14, 1903 at Butternut, Wisconsin age 55 yr. 7 mo-2da. death accidental. Shell exploded in rifle and blew part of shell ejector through heart. His prayer. "Father have mercy upon me, Lord Jesus forgive me and save my soul" Present at death wife Ellen, son Augustus, James Hall, nephew, Mrs. Geo. Tanner, Robert Tanner neighbors. Dr. Malcolm Violet called and made examination of gun pronounced death caused by gun shell explosion peice of which passed through the heart by probing could feel the piece. (This is from a copy of a letter to Grant McLain apparently from his father Cyrenus Augustus).

  1. Picture of David Leonard McLain's funeral card.
  2. Picture of funeral card.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Notes from David Leonard Family Bible in my possession.
  4. Copy of David McLain's death certificate.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Certificate of Death for David Leonard McLain.
  6. Family Record sheet kept by Shawn Gail McLain.
  7. Gail McLain.
  8. David Leonard McLain's bible record.
  9. 1850 Census of Hillsdale, Michigan
    p. 658.