|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1891|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1956|
William Knight McDaniel, youngest of the five children of William C. and Rosa F. Nall McDaniel was born in Lewis County March 18, 1891. He was married to Bea Gruber on November 27, 1912, by the Rev. K. E. McGruder in LaGrange. To bless this union three daughters, Edna May, Dorothy Ellen and Leta Mildred, were born. Edna May was called in 1920 by her Divine Creator in the 7th year of her tender life. Bereft ones left besides the grief-stricken wife are: Dorothy , husband and children, Kenneth Tompkins, Harlie and Jean, Leta and children, Billy, Lillie, Bernie, Kay, Agnes, Bobby, and Mrs. Rose Bishop and husband, Jim. Also 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Callihan of Browning, Mo., and Mrs. Ann Wright of Helena, Mont., and 1 brother, John Robert of Dixon, Ill. and many other relatives and friends. Besides Edna May, a son-in-law, Louis Riney, a brother, Jep McDaniel, and his parents, have gone before. In young manhood he was united with the New Prospect Baptist church. Later he moved his membership to Providence Baptist and remained faithful to his belief to death. Although his condition had already become weaker in recent years, he was apparently in fair health. Consequently his death in Laughlin Hospital, Kirksville, on March 27, was quite a shock to his multitude of friends, neighbors and acquaintances and a severe blow to his immediate family to whom he was intensely devoted. Last rites were held at 11 a. m. Thursday at Zion Hill church with Rev. Ivan Cull in charge. Casket bearers were George Uhlmeyer, Billie King, Hilburn Fishback, Frank Wiss, Will Brown and Alex Stotler.
My Grandpa Mc was a very big man
in every sense of the word.
Altho' he was tall, that wasn't all
of his greatness so I've heard
He loved to sit in his rocking chair
and wile away the day.
He'd smoke his pipe and dream his dreams,
of what I couldn't say.
By the look in his eye he must have been,
away in a distant land.
He could've easily been on a mountain top,
or walking thru' desert sand
in one of the places he'd never seen,
for tho' he loved to dream
he was very happy on his farm,
he would really beam
whenever he'd hold one of us on his lap
and let us comb his hair.
We loved to sit with Grandpa Mc
in that old rocking chair.
He'd work half a day with his team of horses,
plowing or fixing a fence.
He always said that he was born tired,
and hadn't rested since.
Written and provided by Jean Tompkins Gardiner
William Crockett McDaniel (1844 - 1923)
Rosanna Foreman Nall McDaniel (1850 - 1911)
Anna Bea Gruber Chancellor (1895 - 1976)*
Edna May McDaniel (1913 - 1920)*
Dorothy Ellen McDaniel Tompkins (1918 - 2008)*
Leta Mildred McDaniel Riney (1919 - 1994)*
Mary Evalyn McDaniel Callihan (1879 - 1964)*
Nancy Anne McDaniel Wright (1880 - 1962)*
Jeptha Fielding McDaniel (1882 - 1950)*
John Robert McDaniel (1886 - 1967)*
William Knight McDaniel (1891 - 1956)
Zion Hill Cemetery
Monticello (Lewis County)
Created by: Lillie Riney
Record added: Oct 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5077701