My great great grandmother was Mary Catherine McDannel who was born in Deerfield, Warren County, Ohio on January 31, 1848. Mary Catherine's parents were Alexander McDannel (born 1818 in Pennsylvania) and Lovina Ritter McDannel (born 1818 in Ohio). Mary Catherine lived in Ohio for 19 years before marrying Emanuel Edwin Thompson on March 8, 1866. Years later they ended up near Grand Island, Nebraska with 5 children: Thomas Jefferson (Jeff), Adda Viola (Addie), Christena (Tena), John William (Willie), and Chester Jewett.
She married William H. England on December 6, 1893. She died August 16, 1899, days after pricking her finger on a chicken bone.
Mary Catherine, her son Willie, her parents, and many McDannel relatives are buried in the Phillips Cemetery near Grand Island.
Mary Catherine had siblings (possibly more than listed): Arthur born about 1840. Malissa, born about 1843. William Alexander born about 1845. Amelia, born about 1849.