He was born in 1839/40 (2 (25 in 1865), 5 [46 in 1880]). He was born in Pennsylvania (5).
In 1880, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with Catherine (presumably his wife), and with four children (presumably theirs) (5). He was a laborer (5).
On 11 July 1881, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 6).
In 1890, he was living in Conewago, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4).
On 12 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (6).
He died on 23 March 1918, at Baltimore, Maryland (6).
On 22 April 1918, his widow, Catharine McClain, successfully applied for a pension (3, 6).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (William McClane)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (William McClane)
3 pension index, by name (William McClain)
4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Conewago, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 3, page  (William McClain)
5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 303 D = 16 handwritten (William McClane)
6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (William McClain)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William McClean)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William McClain)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William McClane)
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