From Stoddard County Newspaper dated June 3,1948
Former Sheriff of Stoddard County dies
George Oscar McNeil was born near Bloomfield, Mo., March 12, 1874 and passed away at his home in Marshall, Ill. May 31, 1948 at the age of 74 years, 2 months, 12 days. He was brought to Bloomfield, Mo, where services were held at Watkins Chapel, June 2, 1948 at 4 p.mp. with Rev D. K. Foster, Pastor of the Baptist Church at Carutherville, officiating, interment in the N. Antioch cemetery. At an early age he was united in marriage to Emma Bobbitt of Bloomfiled. To this union two daughters and three sons were born. He leaves his wife Mrs. Oscar McNeil and four daughter and three sons of Marshall, Ill.other relatives and friends to mourn his going. Watkins Service.
He must of married the second time for this to make sense.