Obituary -Mandania White, Craig, Uplinger, Doak
Note: Page: Republican City, Nebraska News
Mandania Doak, daughter of John and Margaret White, was born September 3,1848 near Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, and died October 17, 1927, aged 79 years, one month and fourteen days.
In 1865 she was married to Henry Craig, at Grainger, Filmore County, Minnesota. To this union five children were born, George and Lee Craig of McDonald, Kansas, Eugene Craig of Eldorado Springs, MO. Alvin Craig of Toppenish, Wash., and Mrs. Nettie Whitmarsh, of Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 1871 she moved with her family to Nebraska, homesteading three miles east of the present town of Republican City, where she lived until the time of her death. Only the remaining few who came to the new country in the early days can fully understand and know the trials of her early pioneer life.
On July 3, 1878, she was married to Joseph Uplinger. To this union, seven children were born. Mrs. Margaret Harvey, Mrs. Amanda Gascoigne, John, David, and Samuel Uplinger, all of Republican City.
Mr. Uplinger passed away February 25, 1893. Two children, Chas. Uplinger passed away May 27, 1890, and Eva Uplinger February 23, 1909. One brother, Thomas White, of Naponee and a sister, Mrs. Susan Coons, of Delaware, Oklahoma, and one-half sister, Julia, have also preceded her.
Besides her husband, Hugh Doak, her sisters, Mrs. Izilla Sweet of Canton, Ill, Mrs. Rachel Pardoe, of Naponee, and three half-sisters, Hannah, Mary, and Arminda all of Buckner, MO., and one half-brother Ed White, of Kansas City, Mo., thirty-four grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors who mourn her passing.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church in Republican City, Wednesday afternoon at two o” clock, by Rev. Hageman and the remains were laid to rest in the Republican City cemetery.
Side Note I believe this woman to be my second great-grandmother, on my adopted father’s paternal side. His second great-grandfather to be Joesph Uplinger.
I have come to this conclusion after a year of DNA testing my whole family. I worked with ancestry .com. They were very helpful.