Andrew McCarrel

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Andrew McCarrel

Ex-Slave Dies at Age of 95

The Coshocton Tribune, May 12, 1926

Andrew McCarrel aged 95, Negro, a slave on a southern plantation during the Civil War died at his home on Clow Avenue, Newcomerstown late Tuesday afternoon from infirmities of age.

He was known among his race as “Uncle Andy.” He came to Newcomerstown from Missouri 25 years ago, and was born and reared in the south.

Mr. McCarrel had been employed at the J.B. Clow plant, Newcomerstown. He is one of the oldest men in the vicinity of Newcomerstown.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Negro M.E. Church, Newcomerstown. Burial will be made in the Newcomerstown cemetery.


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