McNally Family

Box of photos which seem to have been Aunt Dot's (Mary Jane McNally McGinnis) and Miley Mac's (Miles McNally Jr.)

Left to right: Winnie, Elizabeth, Thomas and Miles McNally. Thomas and Miles may have been brothers.
Miles McNally married Elizabeth Clark in Virginia in the 1850s.

Mary (Dot) McNally McGinnis

Elizabeth (Lizzie) McNally (written on back)

Labeled: I think this is one of the Clarks from Parkersburg, (West) Virginia.
Maybe Julia? Either mom's cousin or aunt probably.

My note: Dot and Lizzie's father, Miles McNally Sr. married Elizabeth Clark
in West Virginia around 1858.

Miles McNally Jr with Richard J. DeCoster (written on back)


Newspaper obituaries - source not yet determined


Was Well Known All Over the County and Was Ninety-Five Years of Age

The subject of these lines was born in County Mayo, Ireland, ninety-five years ago and came to America in 1847, landing in Montreal. After a short time there he came to West Virginia, in which state and in Ohio he lived until 1859, when he came to Missouri and settled on a farm near Monticello, this county; having a short time before married Miss Elizabeth Clark, in W. Va. [md note: also born in Ireland] She died at Ewing five years ago. Mr. McNally, unitil about eight years ago, when he retired from his activities, was engaged in farming and stock raising and became the owner of considerable land in the county, including the farm near Lewistown upon which he lived from 1880 until moving to Ewing seven years ago.

He died at Ewing Tuesday morning, the 29th inst, from the infirmities of old age augmented by an accidental fall, occurring last week.

Our subject was a man of wonderful endurance and great intellectuality. Coming to a new country with the language of which he knew little at first, and entirely ignorant of is methods and customs, having little of the learning of schools, he prevailed over obstacles that to most men would [remainder of article torn off]

Mrs. Mary McGinnis Dies in St. Louis
After Long Illness

Mrs. Mary Jane McGinnis, a life-long resident of Lewis and Knox Counties, passed away Monday morning at the Mother of Good Council Hospital in St. Louis after an extended illness. Mrs. McGinnis, who was always know as Dot to her relatives and friends, was born west of Monticello, August 12th, 1865, one of nine children of Miles and Elizabeth Clark McNally.

She was raised to womanhood on the farm south of Lewistown. She was united in marriage to William McGinnis of Edina and to this union five sons were born. Her husband and two sons, Paul and Miles, preceded her in death, as did five brothers and one sister.

She leaves surviving, three sons, Thomas R. and H. Clair, both St. Louis attorneys, and Bernard on the home place at Edina; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth DeCoster, and a brother, Miles McNally, both of Ewing. Also surviving are six grandsons and four granddaughters, four great-grandsons, and a great-granddaughter, and two nephews.

Mrs. McGinnis was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church from which funeral services were held Thursday morning, October 10, with the Rev. Father Green saying the funeral Mass. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Edina.

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