Colored Waiter Dies
Burell McClellan, one of the old and faithful waiters at the mess hall, died Tuesday morning at 12:15 after
having been sick only a short time.
He was taken sick during supper with what his companions supposed was an attack of acute indigestion, but
which later developed into heart trouble. At 10 o'clock Dr. Reed reported him improving, but at 12 o'clock
before Dr. Reed could reach him he had passed away.
He was 52 years of age and had been with the school for six years, spending most of the time in the service
at the officer's mess.
His stay at the academy was characterized but his faithfulness to his work and by his good dispostion.
Death At the Academy – Barney McClellan, for five years a waiter at the academy, died at Midnight on Monday a
fter a few hour’s illness m acute indigestion . A service was held Tuesdau at the negro church by a preacher
from South Bend. McClellan was bout 66 years old, And had no relatives. The burial was in the Potter’s field. –
15 Jan 1914
Name: Barney McClellan
Death Date: 12 Jan 1914
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana