|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1806|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 1885|
Though her life was filled with responsibility and the care and perplexities of an untiring mother and housekeeper, she was never too much occupied to be of use to others, and unconsciously taught to those around her the lesson of bravery,
hopefully, unselfishly clinging fast to her ideals of holy living.
Her Bible was her standard of right and wrong. From her hand many who were hungry and cold were fed and clothed.
A strong, determined character, her influence was
universally acknowledged. In the church she worked zealously for the various demands, and in the missionary department was especially efficient.
She had a clear, calculating mind, and left a widow at an early age, her executive abilities were brought into play in the management of her business affairs.
In girlhood and in middle life she had a vigorous, healthy constitution, a well developed body, with earnest gray eyes, and brown hair, erect and of medium height. The outline of her face, with its strong curves and firm, expressive mouth, were a striking index of her character. With a will that knew
the decisive moment and method of action, she ruled her life
At the time of the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, her son told her he wanted to enlist, and she
nobly advised him to do so, saying, "David, I will be ashamed of you if you do not." During the anxious days when he was at the front she plied her needle and made useful articles for the soldiers, with her stitches her prayers for her boy.
David McKinney (1767 - 1835)
Eleanor Quiqley McKinney (1772 - 1825)
James Gilmore (1798 - 1852)
David McKinney Gilmore (1840 - 1900)*
Eleanor McKinney Gilmore (1806 - 1885)
Dinah McKinney Stewart (1808 - 1893)*
Prospect Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 18, 2011
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