obituary Dorcas McAninch Greencastle Star Dec 3, 1881 p. 1, from Depauw University microfilm 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 examplary 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., preceeding 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.