Name:   Esther Margaret "Essie" (McAninch) Neill

From:  The Leader-Vindicator, New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 1983

Esther M. Neill, age 90, 156 Maple Street, Hawthorn, died at 1:40 pm, Friday, November 11, 1983, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born December 2, 1892 in Brookville, the daughter of Henry [sic] and Hanna Yeoman McAninch. She was a member of the Hawthorn Calvary United Methodist Church. Married Ralph R. Neill (who died in 1977).

Survivors: 3 sons, Everett Neill, California; Paul Neill, Sigel; Ralph R. Neill, Jr., Ringgold; 4 daughters, Ethel Troup, Hawthorn, Mrs. Samuel (Ruby) Copenhaver, Albany, GA; Mrs. Harold (Helena) Crissman, Strattanville; Mrs. Darl (June) Bish, Hawthorn; 36 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by: son Preston, 2 daughters Verna and Jessie; 5 brothers: John, Samuel, Edward, Joseph, Claude; 3 sisters: Mary, Mabel, Amy [sic - should be Ada, per Ethel (Neill) Troup]. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Rev. Mark A. Stewart officiated at funeral (at Charles D. Alcorn Funeral Home, Hawthorn, PA)
Buried at Langville Cemetery, Beaver Township, Jefferson Co., PA.