The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday September 3, 1909
Page 1 column 4
William McDougal Died At His Home
in East Franklin Sreet
Early Friday Morning --Unexpected
Came to This City About Twenty-Five Years Ago
 – Was Sheriff for Two Terms
          The uncertainty of life was again demonstrated Friday morning when  Mrs. William McDougal entered her husband’s bedroom about 7 o’clock and found him sleeping that eternal sleep, that knows no awakening.  She was horror stricken over the discovery for while her husband had been an invalid for several years it was not thought that the end was so near.  When she partially recovered her senses she informed other members of the family who sent a hasty summons for Dr. Sam Kennedy.  The physician said that in his opinion Mr. McDougal had been dead for two hours.
          The deceased was born in Argyshire, Scotland, March 15, 1850.  He was one of a large family of children the following of whom survive him.  Duggal, of this city,  Archibald, of Brown county,  Katheryn,  Elizabeth  and  Mary of this city,  Mrs. Eugene Ensminger  and  Mrs. Belle McGill,  of Indianapolis.  He is also survived by three children,  Hopkins,  Margaret  and  Duncan.  Mr. McDougal has lived in this city about twenty-five years.  He came here while Rev. James L. Brown, of St. Paul, was sheriff of Shelby county and served as his deputy for two terms.  Later he was elected sheriff of the county and after he had served two terms he again filled the position of deputy sheriff.
          For some time Mr. McDougal has been suffering with a complaint that has puzzled many physicians.  He complained of a pain in his side and it is thought that his death was caused by heart failure.  In the death of Mr. McDougal the community loses an honest upright and moral citizen and his loss will be felt by many friends.  The funeral arrangements had not been made at eleven o’clock Friday morning.

Monday September 5, 1909
Page 5 column 5
          The funeral services of  William McDougal  who was found dead at his home in East Franklin street, Friday morning, were held at the New Palestine M. E. church Saturday afternoon at one thirty o’clock, the Rev. James L. Brown officiating.  Interment took place in the New Palestine cemetery in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 23, 1888
Page 3 column 2
          Hopkins McDougall died Monday morning at his residence in Van Buren township, of cancer of the eye.  Mr. McDougall was seventy-nine years of age.  The deceased was a highly respected citizen; the father-in-law of ex-Sheriff Magill and the father of  Billy McDougall,  the Democratic candidate for Sheriff.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Republican
Saturday October 29, 1887
Page 1 column 4
          Deputy Sheriff McDougall  this morning received a telegram from Readville, Hancock county, that his mother [Margaret McDougall]  in Van Buren township, this county, died this morning after an illness of only two days.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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