Date of Death: 27 Feb
Subject: Margaret C. (Leidy) Lininger
Source: Savannah Reporter, Mar 1891
Margaret C. Lininger died at her residence, two and a half miles north of Cosby, Friday, Feb. 27, at ten minutes past ten o'clock in the morning, aged 51 years, 2 months and 21 days. Her funeral took place at 2 o'clock on Sunday, March 1, at the Rochester cemetery, Rev. L. C. Powell conducting the services. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her departure. She was a beloved wife and mother. She always put her trust in her creator, and departed this life in peace of mind, without pain, going to sleep calmly. May she rest in peace, is our sincere prayer.
Margaret C. Leidy Lininger was born in Carroll county, Ohio, Nov. 29, 1839, and in her early childhood was baptized into the New School Lutheran Church, and lived in that faith until she married S. D. Lininger, Aug. 26, 1865, when we both joined the Methodist Church, in Ohio. In the fall of 1868 we migrated to Missouri, and lived three years in Buchanan county; moved to Andrew county in the spring of 1872, where we have been residing ever since. She had Bright's disease of the kidneys, and was sick for over a year, but not bedfast all the time, till a week before she died. On the 4th of February we had our house burned to the ground, and about everything in it except what was on our backs; and the loss was $2,600, with insurance of only $1,300; on that day she was turned out in the cold and caught cold, and took worse the next day and continued to grow worse to her death. The loss and exposure was too great a burden for the poor weak dear to endure. Now the bereaved ones desire to return their sincere thanks to the neighbors for the assistance they rendered us in our distress. My dear friends, you have our heartfelt thanks.
S. D. Lininger.