Death of Alex McGloin
The death of Mr. Alexander McGloin of San Patricio, in this city, Thursday took many by surprise. He had been ill about two weeks with some lung trouble, and getting worse was brought to Corpus on Wednesday evening's train by his brother, Mr. Patrick McGloin. He grew worse enroute from San Patricio. Dr. Spohn met them at the depot and had him taken at once to Mrs. Murphy's hospital, the former Davis place. He was hardly conscious when he reached there, and grew worse, dying at about 1 o'clock Thursday morning. Drs. Spohn and Turpin did all in their power for him. But he was past medical aid.
Alex McGloin has been for years the district and county clerk of San Patricio and one of the most efficient officers in that judicial district.
He was born in Ireland and came to this country when a young man. He was about 63 years of age at the time of death. His wife and child dying in 1854, he was ever since remained a widower.
He was a genial, whole-souled gentleman, and had many friends in his own and adjoining counties, who will be grieved to hear of his death.
His body was taken to San Patricio Thursday morning for burial.
Corpus Christi Caller
Sep. 27, 1885
p. 5 col. 2
Research: Msgr. Michael A. Howell
Mar. 9, 2004