McAninch in the History of Cass and Bates Counties, Missouri, 1883


There are four McAninch’s in the 1883 History of Cass and Bates Counties, Missouri [Note 1] -- 

Samuel McAninch, Dr. William C. McAninch, Nancy A. McAninch, and Mrs. Harry McAninch

[bold text on McAninch names added for emphasis and clarity, November 2007 /Frank McAninch]


Biographical / Pleasant Hill Township [Cass County]


Samuel McAninch / who for forty-six years has been a resident of Cass County, was born in

Casey County, Kentucky, April 10, 1805 [2]. His father, William McAninch, was also a native

of Kentucky [3]. His mother's maiden name was Ladosia Rawson [4].

When Samuel was six years of age his father died, and his mother married James Howell [5].

The family then moved to Pulaski County, Kentucky, where the subject of this sketch lived until

nineteen years of age, following agricultural pursuits.

In 1828 he married Miss Margaret Myers, a native of East Tennessee, born in 1812. She was a

daughter of Charles and Rebecca Myers. Her father moved to Missouri in 1835, and he was the

first class leader and steward in the first M. E. Church in Cass County. Mr. McAninch came to

Missouri in company with the family of his wife's father, and settled first in what is now

Jackson County in 1835, and the following year came to Cass County, where he has since lived.

Mr. and Mrs. McAninch have two children living, William, a practicing physician at Johnstown,

Bates County, and Ladosia A., now Mrs. Shortridge. They lost one child, Angeline. [page 504]


Biographical / Spruce Township [Bates County]


W. C. McAninch, M. D. / was born in Simpson County, Kentucky, November 7, 1830 [6].

His parents were Samuel and Margaret (Mires) [sic] McAninch, the former a native of Kentucky

and of Scotch descent, and the latter of Pennsylvania [7]. W. C. moved with the family to Missouri

in 1832 [8], and located in Jackson County, at Independence, where they were among the pioneers.

Leaving there they went to Pleasant Hill, in Cass County.

Our subject spent his youth on a farm, and was educated at the common schools and at the

Pleasant Hill High School, subsequently attending the Liberty College. In 1856, he commenced the

study of medicine at Pleasant Hill with Dr. Stephens, one of the leading physicians of Cass County.

In 1858 he was a student at the St. Louis Medical College, and in the spring of 1860 he graduated

from this institution. After finishing his studies the doctor began the practice of his profession at

Johnstown, where he still resides.

He was married in Bates County, May 6, 1860, to Miss Virginia Ridgeway, who was born in Ohio,

and a daughter of John and Mary Ridgeway.

They have four children: John S., C. W., Augustus G, and Mary Permelia.

The doctor is a member of the Masonic fraternity. [page 1249]


[Note 12, regarding minor discrepancies in these two articles]



McAninch Family History NL v.XVI n.1 / January 2008 / Frank McAninch, Editor / page 2008-06


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