When William Alexander McKenzie was born on 5 April 1861, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Alexander M McKenzie, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Ann Gilhousen, was 22. He married Polly May Smith on 26 May 1885, in Smithland, Woodbury, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salubria, Washington, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Cambridge, Washington, Idaho, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 December 1942, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States.
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnich, a patronymic from the personal name Coinneach meaning ‘comely’, Anglicized as Kenneth. Compare the Irish form McKinney 2. The Scottish spelling with -z- indicates palatalization of the -n- (compare Menzies ).
History: This is the name of a Scottish Highland clan, historically associated with the mountainous district of Kintail in nortwestern Scotland, with Cromarty, and with Loch Seaforth (Loch Shiphoirt) on the Island of Harris.