biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
DAVID McFALL, a farmer and stock-grower on section 9, Cedar Township, was born in Bartholomew County, Ind., Dec. 5, 1826, and is the son of John and Isabel (Finton) McFall, who came to this County in 1848 and engaged in farming. The former died Oct. 21, 1884, and the latter May 30, 1883; they are buried in the cemetery at Fremont. The subject of this sketch, David McFall, was married to Charlotte M. Brown, Sept. 4, 1856. She was born in Indiana Feb. 19, 1840, and is the daughter of Harvey and Charlotte (Hollowell) Brown. Her father died in Indiana, and her mother in Iowa, Oct. 8,1857. Mr. and Mrs. McFall are the parents of eight children: Mary F., born July 4, 1857; William O., Feb. 23, 1859; Sarah F., born June 6, 1861, died Feb. 7,1863; David E., born April 20, 1863; Charles, Feb. 17, 1867; Lottie May, Dec. 9, 1868; Jason, March 27, 1871; Nellie G., born Feb. 16, 1874, died Aug. 20, 1883; Mamie, born June 6,1876. Mr. McFall is a member of the G. A. R.; he is a Republican in politics, and has held several local offices in his township. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Co. K, 33d Iowa Vol. Inf., serving for three years, and participated with his regiment in the engagements of Helena, Little Rock, Camden, Prairie D'Anne, Poison Spring, Jenkins' Ferry, siege and capture of Mobile, in the army of observation on the Mexican border, receiving his discharge at the close of the war. Mr. McFa]l was a good soldier, discharging every duty faithfully, and in the civil walks of life he is just as good a citizen. He is energetic and industrious, a man of strict integrity, and enjoys the esteem of his friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy