Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review, July 30, 1881
Charles Carl McKinley died on the 22nd, only child of Thomas McKinely at the age of 3 years, 4 months and 21 days. His death resulted from a severe attack of scarlet fever with which he was taken ill in January. He was a bright and intelligent child and very affectionate. Even at his early age he was sensible of his condition to the very last and at the last moment wanted to be taken into his mother's arms where he breathed his last. His parents deeply bewail their loss and their grief is almost unconsolable.
Transcribed by: Tracy Jones 3-10-2002