From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
H. W. MCCULLOCH JANUARY 1944
News of the death of Harry W. McCulloch, county superintendent of schools of Livingston county, was received with much sorrow throughout the county and especially in Chatsworth where the family resided for 12 years before moving to Pontiac 12 years ago. He died in Mennonite hospital in Bloomington at 8 p.m. January 1st. He had been ill since July and for the past 14 weeks confined to the Bloomington hospital with a rather rare and usually fatal disease, and for some time it was forecast that he would not recover and yet his family and many friends clung to the chance that he might recover, due to the clean, temperate life he lived. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Pontiac Methodist church, with Rev. Harry Cochran officiating. Burial was in the Pontiac south side cemetery. He was a member of the Methodist church and was always active in Sunday school and church work. He held membership in the Chatsworth Masonic lodge at the time of his death and was a past Worshipful Master of the lodge. Mr. McCulloch was the second man to die while serving as head of the county schools. His predecessor, W.W. Mc Culloch, also died while in office. Harry Weber McCulloch was born December 12, 1887, in Freeport, the son of Harry and Mary Cheney McCulloch. He attended Freeport schools, later receiving his bachelor's degreee from the University of Illinois and his master's degree from the University of Iowa. He married Miss Katheryn Toler June 4, 1912, at Milford. After graduating from the University of Illinois, he became principal of Milford high school for 10 years after which he was superintendent of schools at Chatsworth for 12 years. He also spent several summers as an instructor at Illinois State Normal university at Normal. He was appointed Livingston county superintendent of schools in August, 1931, to fill a vacancy causeed by the death of W.W. McCulloch. He had been re-elected to that office until the present time, having begun his last term of office in August of last year. He is survived by his wife: a daughter, Mary , at home; two sons, Harry Weber McCulloch,Jr., White Plains, N.Y.; Walter Edwin McCulloch, the the armed forces, stationed in Hawaii; a step mother, Mrs. H.G. McCulloch of Dakota, Illinois, two brothers, George H., Freeport; and Theodore C., Pittsburgh, Pa. His father preceded him in death last August. Many Attended Funeral Quite a number of Chatsworth people attended the funeral in Pontiac for H.W. McCulloch. Clair Kohler, Fred Warner and Arthur Pearson were three of the casket bears. Mr. Warner is now resident of Chicago and Mr. Pearson of Nornal, but both were former Chatsworth people and good friends of the McCullochs. The other pall bearers were C. A. McGinnis, A.F. Speltz and Victor Lindquist, Pontiac men. The Pontiac schools and the court house were closed for the funeral services and several organizations attended in a body. Mrs. James F. Scouller sang, accompanied at the pip organ by Mrs. James DeMoss. Weber McCulloch was able to come from New York to attend his father's funeral but Walter McCulloch, the other son was not able to be present as he is in the armed serdvice and probably now in Hawaii.