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Abigail McGinley RANKIN

Female 1836 - 1918  (81 years)


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  • Name Abigail McGinley RANKIN 
    Born 1 Sep 1836 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Feb 1918  Southampton, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 5 Feb 1918  Spring Hill cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Johnston, George Vance, wife Abigail [Rankin] and son John
    Johnston, George Vance, wife Abigail [Rankin] and son John
    Person ID I3823  Primary
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2014 

    Father William RANKIN,   b. 9 Oct 1795, Center Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1872, Shippensburg Twp, Cumberland Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Caroline Olivia NEVIN,   b. 17 Oct 1812, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1882, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1829  Shippensburg, PA United Presbyterian Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Photos
    Rankin, William and his family
    Rankin, William and his family
    Family ID F2820  Group Sheet

    Family George Vance JOHNSTON,   b. 9 Mar 1835,   d. 1920  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1871 
    Children 
    +1. William Rankin JOHNSTON,   b. 12 Feb 1872,   d. 26 Dec 1938  (Age 66 years)
     2. John Vance JOHNSTON,   b. 03 Oct 1881,   d. 10 Mar 1883  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F518391147  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Feb 1918 - Spring Hill cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Abigail Magainley [Rankin] Johnston
    Abigail Magainley [Rankin] Johnston

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] Newspaper Clipping, 3 Feb 1918.
      Oldest Choir Singer Dead
      Carlisle, Pa. Feb. 2 - The oldest choir singer in America, Mrs. Abigail M. Johnston, died at her home in Shippensburg this morning after a six weeks' illness. She sang in the Presbyterian church choir at Shippensburg for sixty-nine years continuously and rarely missed a Sunday. The family is noted in musical circles and is one of the oldest in this section.
      Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/3/1918

    2. [S126] Bible: Bratton family bible (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S128] PA Biography: Men of Mark, Nevin, Alfred, (Philadelphia, Fulton Publishing Company, 1876), p. 333 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S148] PA Cumberland Co.: Marriages and Death 1821-1830, Wright, F. Edward, (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1991,1994), p. 122 (Reliability: 0).