Effie Drucilla (Hartley) (Bonney) McNinch, b. 21 July 1871, Iowa, married(1st)

Shreve David Walter Bonney, 14 Jan. 1889, Lower Elk Point, South Dakota, and

married(2nd) Lewis Edson 'Ed' McNinch, 11 May 1910, Dell, Beaverhead County,

Montana (Ed McNinch, b.1875, Illinois, d. 23 Feb. 1921, Beaverhead County, Montana).

Effie served as Postmaster at Lima, Beaverhead County, Montana, from 6 June 1919 to

17 Feb. 1921 (almost two years). Effie moved to Puyallup, Washington; she died there

17 July 1946, and is buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington.


Minnie McAninch. b. 13 Nov. 1903, Arkansas (prob. Sebastian County), daughter of

John H. McAninch (b.ca.1882, Arkansas? Missouri?, John H. poss. son of Charles and

Maria McAninch, Missouri) and Ethel Dempsey (b. May 1883, Gallatin County, Illinois).

Ethel Dempsey married(1st) John H. McAninch, 8 May 1902, Sebastian County,

Arkansas, and John H. McAninch appears to have died before 1910.

In the 1910 census, Ethel is a widow with two small children, Minnie, age 6, and

Dale P. McAninch, age 4 (b. 13 Nov. 1905, Arkansas, prob. Sebastian County), all living

with Ethel’s parents, William H. and ‘Jenny’ Dempsey, at Hartford, Sebastian County.

Ethel (Dempsey) McAninch married(2nd) Alfred S. Baldwin, 23 Dec. 1915, Sebastian

County, Arkansas. Alfred S. Baldwin (b.ca.1882, Mississippi, d.1963) was a grocery

merchant in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, and served as Postmaster at Hitchita,

McIntosh County, Oklahoma, from 6 Sept. 1919 to 3 Mar. 1921 (18 months).

Alfred S. and Ethel (Dempsey) (McAninch) Baldwin had one child together, daughter

Daphne T. Baldwin (b.ca.1919), and, in 1920, all five (Alfred, Ethel, Minnie, Dale, and

Daphne) are living together in Turner Township, McIntosh County, Oklahoma.

Subsequently, "Miss Minnie McAninch", age 17-18, was acting Postmaster at the same

Post Office, Hitchita, McIntosh County, from 21 July 1921 to 14 Dec. 1921 (five months).

Minnie McAninch married Clarence Dennis Meador (b. 7 Dec. 1893, Belton, Cass County,

Missouri), and they had two sons, William H. Meador, b. 12 Dec. 1923, and George D.

Meador, b. 7 Mar. 1926. Clarence and Minnie lived in Miami, Ottowa County, Oklahoma;

Clarence died there, 5 Mar. 1961, Minnie died 7 Sept. 2002, and they are both buried in

the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.


Zilla Mae Siegler, b. 28 Dec. 1901, Missouri, married Oscar William McAninch, 22 Sept.

1918, Fulton County, Arkansas, and they lived in Arkansas, Missouri, and California.

Oscar William McAninch, b. 15 Sept. 1898, Callaway County, Missouri, son of Walter

Eugene McAninch (1875-1944) and 'Juda' Sarah Jane (Talley) McAninch (1877-1967),

grand-son of William McAninch (1850-1922) and Amanda Jane (King) McAninch

(1860-1926), great-grand-son of George C. McAninch (1828-1902) and [continued]


McA/I/Nin(ch/sh) Postmasters, 1832-1971 (United States Post Office records, NARA M841)

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