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The Dewey County News, Seiling, OK, Thursday, August 7, 1952.....Obituary

Elizabeth Jane McNinch was born September 13, 1861 in Catawissa, Pennsylvania. She passed away July 30, 1952 at the Mooreland Hospital. She was 90 years, 10 months, and 12 days of age. At the age of 16 she moved with her parents and three younger brothers to Waterville, Kansas. Later the family moved to the vicinity of Leonardville. On January 30, 1884 she married Thomas Frederick Gaden of Millereck. Four children were born to this union. Later the family moved to Riley where the children attended school. In March 1909 the family moved to Seiling. They lived there till the Spring 1917 when they moved to Seiling. When they came to Dewey County they joined the Methodist Church where they were devoted loyal members. When they dedicated the new church in 1950 she was the oldest member of the church.