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John McNey


JOHN MCNEY.-- A pioneer Livermore ranchman and stockman, died on December 31, 1901, at the family home, aged seventy years. Mr. NcNey was born in 1831, in Sheffield, England, his parents being natives of Scotland. He came to the United States in 1856, locating first in South Carolina. Later he went to New York City and obtained employed in A. T. Stewart’s dry good store. From there he went to Galesburg, Illinois, and in 1867, he drove a six mule team, loaded with government supplies for Gen. Custer from Leavenworth to Wyoming. While on his trip he rescued a soldier’s wife and three children from Indians. In 1868 he drove an ox team to Colorado. The following year he hauled government supplies to Fort Ellis. He married Frances Stewart at Leavenworth in 1875, and that year started across the Plains with a herd of cattle and settled on a ranch eight miles west of Livermore, where he lived for twenty-six years, successfully engaged in the stock business. He left a wife and three sons, Stewart, Walter and John, all residents of Larimer county.


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