Miscellaneous info, Queries, and recent Nuggets (by States, alphabetical order)


Indiana: 1881, Putnam County


[obituary] Dorcas McAninch / Mrs. Dorcas Burk, wife of Daniel McAninch,

died of old age, Nov 27, 1881, aged 80 years, 11 months and 2 days.

Mrs. McAninch had been a resident of Marion Township, Putnam County for 55 years,

she having come to this county from Kentucky, her native state, and settled on entered land,

on which she lived until her death.

She had been a faithful and consistent member of the Christian Church for forty years.

Her religious life made of her an exemplary member of society, a devoted wife and an

affectionate mother.

She met and encountered the duties of life with her aged, bereaved consort for 60 years.

They had born to them 9 children, seven of them living to adult age, six of whom are still living

to mourn, with their venerable father, their sad, but we can not say untimely, bereavement.

The mortal remains of Mrs. McAninch were interred in the cemetery at Stilesville on the

28th inst., preceding which the funeral sermon was preached by Elder O. P. Badger.

Her life companion, now on the verge of the grave, and her surviving children have the

heartfelt sympathy of all their neighbors and friends in this their greatest earthly sorrow and loss.



Greencastle Star (newspaper), Dec. 3, 1881, p.1; found at DePauw University,


Greencastle, Indiana (Putnam County), found June 2009 by Connie Norheim,


Fargo, North Dakota, a descendant of Daniel and Dorcas (Burks) McAninch


This Daniel McAninch (b.ca.1798, Kentucky) was the son of the original


Daniel McAninch (b.ca.1750, d.ca.1822), one of the two McAninch pioneers


in Lincoln County and Casey County, Kentucky. The younger Daniel married


Dorcas Burks, 8 Jan. 1822, Mercer County, Kentucky, and, in 1828, they moved


north to Mill Creek Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (now Putnam County).


Daniel lived another ten years, and died at the end of August, 1891; Daniel and


Dorcas are buried in Stilesville Cemetery, Stilesville, Hendricks County, Indiana.


Iowa: 1881, Cedar County marriage


“Clarence O. Cobb” and “Elma E. McAinch” [sic], married 15 Dec. 1881

1881 Marriages, Cedar County: http://iagenweb.org/cedar/1881_marraiges.htm [sic, marraiges]

Marriage entry found by Michelle ‘Mikki’ (Kintner) McAninch, Afton, Iowa


Elma (Alva?) is believed to be a daughter of Samuel James and Mary Jane (Baker) McAninch.



McAninch Family History NL v.XVII n.4 / October 2009 / Copyright Frank McAninch / page 2009-26


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