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Life Resident of County [Wyandot Co, OH] Passes Away Wednesday [09 JAN 1935]

Mrs. A.L. McClain, highly respected and life long resident of Wyandot county [OH], passed suddenly into the sleep of death at her home, southeast of this city [Upper Sandusky, OH] Wednesday morning at 2:15 o'clock following an attack of heart trouble an hour previous. Mrs. McClain had been in failing health for some years, but had been able to conduct the duties of her household previous to her sudden illness.

Alvena Foucht was born November 16, 1858, on the farm where she passed away, the daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Weimer Foucht being aged 76 years, 1 month and 23 days at the time of her demise. She was the youngest member of a family of thirteen children, only one of whom now survives, a brother, J. Henry Foucht, of Wichita, Kansas. On November 1, 1883, she was united in marriage to A.L. McClain who survives, they having recently observed their fiftyfirst wedding anniversary. Mrs. McClain is survived by six children, namely: Earl McClain, of this city; Frank E. McClain, of Lima [Allen Co, OH]; Marguerite, wife of Rev. L.B. Small, of New York City [NY]; Thomas W. McClain, of Bridgeport; Kathryn, wife of Dr. J.A. Propst, of this city, and Luke McClain, of north of this city. Twelve grandchildren also survive. Five brothers, Jacob Foucht, Eli Foucht, Ezra Foucht, Samuel Foucht and Isaac Foucht, and six sisters, Mrs. Matilda Kotterman, Mrs. Malinda F. Zartman, Mrs. Kathryn King, Mrs. Elizabeth Von Blon, Mrs. Leah Mauger and Mrs. Lydia Case, preceded her in death.

Mrs. McClain was a lifelong resident of the community in which she was born. During her youth she became a member of Emanuel Reformed church, southeast of this city, the church of which her parents were early members. Essentially a home woman and devoted to her family, Mrs. McClain still found time for the activities of her church and community. She was a member of the Woman's Missionary society of the Emanuel church and throughout her life had been active in its interests. Possessing an unusually pleasing personality, she garnered many friends and acquaintances who will long remember her for her kindly and sympathetic characteristics and who sadly join the bereaved family in mourning their loss.

Funeral services will be held Friday [11 JAN 1935] afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the McClain home and at 2 o'clock at Emanuel Reformed church. Rev. F.W. Hoffman will officiate, assisted by Rev. G.W. Good. Burial will be made in Oak Hill cemetery. Friends are requested to please omit flowers.

--The Daily Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Wednesday, 09 JAN 1935

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