Dies At Home Of Daughter

Mrs. Laura McKinley Suffers Stroke; Funeral Held Tuesday

Mrs. Laura McKinley, 75, died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Jacobs, near Astoria, following a short illness. She had been ill with pneumonia but was believed to have recovered when she suffered a stroke.

Mrs. McKinley was born Oct. 16, 1868, in Woodland township, a daughter of Peter and Catherine Danner Waggoner. She married Henry McKinley, who died Jan. 28, 1926.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Florine Hopping, of near Astoria, who was injured in an auto accident recently and was a patient at the Canton Graham hospital until a few days ago; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Sade Ferguson of Cerro Gordo, Ill., Mrs. Elzie Denham of Canton, Mrs. Grace Howard and George Waggoner, both of Astoria, John Waggoner of Macomb and Will Waggoner of Bardolph.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Brethren church with the Rev. Fred Thompson in charge, assisted by Dr. C. W. Perkins, pastor of the church. The body was placed in the Astoria Memorial mausoleum.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 1/5/1944

[Laura's note: I'm not sure if it's a typo on my part or in the original obit, but her husband Henry actually died in 1936, not 1926.]


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