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JIM: Pvt. John S. McQueary 1900-1918

Greg Burton's announcement in CM REUNIONS Re about the gathering of Clan MacQuarrie/McQueary came to mind when I saw the following announcement about Private John S. McQueary - JIM

By "Jim"

(From the Adair County News, May 24, 1921)
Arrived from France
The remains of John S. McQueary, son of Mr. James M. McQueary, who was killed in France. arrived here last Thursday [May 18th] and were conveyed to the home of his parents who live near Ella. The funeral and burial took place at Tabernacle church on Green River. It was largely attended, the ministers--Revs. H.C. Moxley and James Burton, paying high tribute to the valor and character, of the deceased. he gave his life for his country, and a gold star is now on display at the home of his father and mother.

The memory of this young man who suffered the extreme sacrifice in Flanders Field will long be remembered and his gallantry praised. Peace to his memory and honored career, sympathy for his parents, brothers and sisters.
The August 7, 1918 News had carried this brief notice: "A message reached here Monday afternoon from the Adjutant General, and directed to James McQueary, stated that his son, John S. McQueary, had been killed in action." The Registration of Veterans' Graves for Adair Co. gives two entries for John S. McQueary, each giving the date of death as 7-18-1918 and the place of burial as Cross Road Cemetery at Christine. No entry was found for his marker in any of the volumes of Cemeteries of Adair County.

Pvt. McQueary's death certificate, issued in New Jersey at the port of debarkation of his remains, gave his birth date as January 27, 1900; his grade as Private; and stated he was a member of Company L, 28th Infantry.

- "Jim

There is mention of a "Cross Road Cemetery" in the article. If anyone has information about its location or its present day name, if different, we'd love to hear of it at CM for another list we're interested expanding, cemeteries with street and number for venues. Use the reply button, the Contact Form, with this article to submit information. -CM

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