Biography - Maria McKinney
MARIA JANE McKINNEY, proprietress of St. Nicholas Hotel, Anna, is a native of Union County, Ill., born November 5, 1844. Her father, James Hanners, was born in Rowan County, N. C; he was brought to Union County, Ill., by his parents in about 1823; here he was reared and educated; arriving at his majority, he engaged in farming, an occupation he followed during life. He died in 1872; his wife, Elizabeth Davis, was a native of Montgomery County, N. C, and the mother of two children, viz.: William S. Hanners, ex-County Clerk of Union County, and Mrs. McKinney, our subject, who has been twice married, and the mother of the following children: Ida McLain, Albert McLain and W. Frank McLain. Mrs. McKinney is the proprietress of the St. Nicholas Hotel at Anna, and has been thus engaged for the past three years.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 78.