IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1888

DIED - MCCULLY - In Mount Idaho, I.T., May 27, 1888.  Robert McCully aged 71 years.  Deceased was a native of Tennessee.  He visited California in the early days and after the mining fever abated there he drifted to Australia, and finally turned up in Elk City in 1862 where he mined for some time.  Eventually he located on the Clearwater, and resided there all the time except for a brief period in 1872, when he taught school at the Aram school house south of Grangeville.  Many of our young people went to school to the old man.  Although of magnificent physical proportions he was not possessed of much force of character, never made a success of anything in his life, and finally developed into a gloomy misanthrope.  Last fall, being sick and destitute, he became a charge upon the county, and was so helpless that he required an attendant for the simplest services.  For the past month he had been totally unconscious and death came as a blessed release at 3 o'clock Sunday morning.  He was interred the following day, the county officials and other friends fulfilling the last sad services.

 

**I did not find a burial for Robert in Mount Idaho, Fairview or Prairie View.  It may be possible that he is another soul that was buried in the Poor Farm Cemetery (Hillcrest), as he is listed as a "charge upon the county".

 

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