Well Known Lamonte Postmaster Was Striken With Heart Failure
Postmaster Philip P. McCune, who has been in poor health for several months, experienced an attack of heart failure at his home in this city Monday afternoon [6 February 1919]. Dr. W. E. Walker, who had been summoned, was feeling his pulse when the heart ceased to beat shortly before 4 o'clock.
Mr. McCune had been up and around about the house and premises during the day, and had conversed with some of the neighbors. In the morning he felt about as well as usual.
Mr. McCune was born at Aldover, Wayne county, Ohio, July 8, 1840. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in Company F, Sixty-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry. He soon became captain of his company and served in that capacity until the close of the war, participating in many of the most important battles and engagements.
He was united in marriage to Miss L. E. Dawson, in Holmes county, Ohio on January 30, 1866, who survived him.
To this union 9 children were born, five of whom survive, as follows: William D. and Roy P. McCune, who reside in California; Mrs. Ida Franklin, who lives near Sedalia; Mrs. Lucille Underwood, of Marcellus, Mich., and Harry L. McCune, who lives on a farm near Knobnoster. He is also survived by a brother, James W. McCune, of Holmesville, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. McCune removed from Ohio to Dresden, Mo., in April, 1866, and in that year Mr. McCune united with the Christian church, of which Rev. Price was a pastor at the time. He later served as a deacon of the church and superintendent of the Sunday school.
He was engaged in the mercantile business at Dresden for many years, and was postmaster at that place for a long time.
In 1891 he removed with his family to Lamonte and was engaged in the mercantile business here for many years.
About six years ago he was appointed postmaster here, which office he held up to the time of his death. A few weeks ago he forwarded his resignation to the postmaster general on account of failing health. He was always fair and just in all his dealings with his fellowmen and was geberous to the unfortunate.
As a husband and father he may be truly said that a good man has gone to his reward.
He was always active in the work of the church and served as deacon in the Lamonte Christian church for several years, and one of the greatest pleasures of his life was to make others happy. He had a kind word and a cheery smile for all and he will be missed by a large circle of friends.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ferrell at the Christian church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Rev. Ferrell paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the deceased. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The internment was made in the Lamonte cemetery. The pallbearers were William Duke, Dr. J. P. Walker, O. P. Harris, W. H. Agee, V. E. Keller, and Thomas
Submitter: Matt McCune