Deceased is survived by his second wife and four children; four sons, Will, Top, John and Dan. the later residing at Weatherford; One daughter Mrs. C. H. Todd of Ranger. Deceased is a nephew of Warren B. McCleskey of Weatherford, who was present at the funeral.
Obituary for J. H. McCleskey- found in the Weekly Herald, Weatherford, Texas on Thursday 26, of July, 1918
Mrs. Hannah Elmeta McCleskey, age 88 years, wife of the late Warren B. McCleskey, died at her home 211 West Columbia, Saturday afternoon at 5.
Born in Louisiana, Mrs. McCleskey was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Watson, early settlers of this county, with whom she came here when a child of three years. Except for one year, she had been a continuous resident of the county for 85 years.
When 23 years old, she was married to Warren B. McCleskey, rancher and farmer, who was a pioneer in the cattle business in this section and a partner of C.B. Rider until Rider's death in 1885.
Mr. McCleskey died in 1920 and surviving are 4 daughters and 3 sons: Mrs. R.L. Hebbard, Saskatchewan, Canada; Mrs. Elmo Walls, Lubbock;,Mrs. Bess M. Turpin,Fort Worth; Mrs.John A. Miller, Colton, Ca;, N.W. McCleskey, Big Springs, Tx;George H. McCleskey, Clarendon, Tx; and Ned McCleskey, of Mineral Wells,Tx, interment at Dicey.
Obituary from the Daily Herald [town,state?], 29 April 1940; submitted by Lars Kristiansen.
Mr. McClesksey had been in exceptionally good health for the past few months, and has been attending to his numerous business affairs as ususal. Friday night he had been to the home of a neighbor, where he visited until about ten o'clock and we understand, he contemplated a trip to Graham Saturday, to look after his holdings in the new oil field opening up in that county.
Deceased was born in Gainsville, Georgia, coming to this county with his brother in 1869. He was married to Miss Hannah Watson in 1870. and he and his wife settled on a farm in the Dicey community whre they lived for several years. They have been residing in Weatherford for twenty-five years or more.
He was a member of the Baptist church and served the church as Sunday School Superintendent for ten years and only lately resigned and withdrew his letter from the church at that place.
He was a progressive citizen and was one of the largest landowner of this county, owning three or four farms in Parker County, in addition to a ranch in Young county and other holdings.
He was named County Food Adminstrator in 1917 and served the county for fourteen months. He was a good man and a good citizen and had the respect and admiration of all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife and nine children: Mrs.M.A, Hebard, Biggers Canada, ; Mrs. Elmer Wall, Lubbock; Mrs. ? A. Miller, Weatherford; Mrs. Bessie Page, Ft. Worth; George, Ned, Dave, W.C. and N.W. McCleskey.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. M.E. Weaver, pastor of the First Baptist Church of this City and internment made in the Dicey Cemetery.
Obituary appeared in the Weatherford Democrat [Weatherford, Texas}] on June 25, 1920; furnished by Lars Kristiansen.
Mt. Zion Cemetery, north of Ranger, Stephens Co., TX
It is said that Ezekiel Jackson McCleskey (1860-1926) gave the land for the Mt. Zion Cemetery, and that the first burial there was a McCleskey. Some verification of this is required, but Charles S. McCleskey indicates that "The oldest McCleskey grave in the cemetery appears to be that of 'M. M. McCluskey' b. 2 Jan. 1849, d. 1879.' This is a native stone, the letters chiseled by hand. I have not identified this person." (p. 43, Descendants of James and Joseph McCleskey, published 1978, by Charles S. McCleskey).