Amanda  Josephine  McAnally


(Amanda Josephine McAnally was commonly known as "Josie.")

          Amanda Josephine McAnally  was born on April 26, 1874, in Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana.  She was the oldest of eleven children born to  Joel  and  Mary Wendelena (Becker) McAnally.  She moved with the family from Indiana to a farm northeast of Sigel in 1880.  She lived there until she married  William Henry Quicksall  on November 28, 1895.  She then lived in Big Spring Township, Shelby County, about five miles northeast of Stewardson.  She raised their five children:  Joel Minor,  Mary Isabelle,  Haxel Mildred,  Grace Lucille,  and  Beulah Mae.  Josie loved to milk the cows, work with the chickens, hoe in the garden and take care of the flowers.
By Edward William Quicksall
Submitted by John McNally

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