Mr. John H. McKelvey, of Grand Cote, Perry County, died at 5 o’clock A. M. of Tuesday last, after a severe and lingering attack of typhoid fever.
In the death of Mr. McKelvey this community loses one of the most influential and esteemed citizens, the church an active and consistent christian, and society an intelligent and useful member. By his life Mr. McKelvey rose to occupy an enviable position in the estimation of those around him and so died, that in his death he shall indeed be missed. He leaves behind him a deeply bereaved, but very respectable family, who are the subjects of the sympathies of the whole community. Funeral services were conducted at the residence on Wednesday, by Rev. J. H. Peacock, pastor the congregation of which Mr. McKelvey was a member, and a very large number of those present followed the remains to their resting place.
Source: Du Quoin Tribune, Perry County, Nov. 19, 1874.