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Lucinda (Younkin) Killen

Lucinda (Younkin) Killen was born in about 1852 in Brush Valley, Indiana County, PA, the daughter of Aaron and Mary (George) Younkin.

At the age of about 17, on April 29, 1879, she entered into marriage with Daniel Jackson Killen (Jan. 17, 1853-1915) of Homer City, Indiana County, the son of Isaac and Mary (Snyder) Killen. The ceremony was held at the home of Lucinda's parents, by the hand of Rev. S. Milliron, with a brief notice appearing in the Indiana Democrat

Daniel earned a living as a blacksmith, initially in East Wheatfield Township near Brush Valley, as shown in the 1880 federal census enumeration. In 1880, Daniel's 26-year-old sister Abbie Killen lived under their roof. 

They may in time have moved to Homer City. The couple appears not to have reproduced. 

Sadly, the marriage only lasted a little more than five years. 

Lucinda succumbed to the angel of death on Aug. 14, 1884, at the age of 33. Her remains were lowered under the sod of Fry Cemetery. 

Daniel married again after 15 months, on Nov. 19, 1885, to 28-year-old Mary J. Weamer (1861-1931), daughter of John and Mary Weamer. Rev. D. Hall officiated, and the marriage was announced on the pages of the Indiana Weekly Messenger

Together, the Killens made a residence in Homer City and produced an only daughter, Leonia May MacCulloch. 

They belonged to the Presbyterian Church. 

At the age of 62, Daniel died in Homer City, from the effects of chronic kidney disease, on July 31, 1915. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. An obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called him "a lifelong resident" of Homer City and "a veteran blacksmith." 

Mary outlived her husband by 16 years. She passed into the arms of the angels the day after Christmas 1931. 

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Minerd.com extends its gratitude to the late Donna (Younkin) Logan for her research contributions to this biography.