Viola Ellen McKinney

Female14 January 1912–24 January 1954

Brief Life History of Viola Ellen

When Viola Ellen McKinney was born on 14 January 1912, in Lander, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, her father, Edward Coffin McKinney, was 45 and her mother, Lenora Sarah Gaylor, was 40. She married Allen George Russell Sr. in 1932. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Election District 8, Fremont, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 24 January 1954, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Magnolia Memorial Park, Garden Grove, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen George Russell Sr.
Viola Ellen McKinney
Marriage: 1932
Jacqueline Jeanne Russell

Sources (8)

  • Viola Ellen Hawkins, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Viola McKinney in household of Ed McKinney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Russell in entry for William Frederick Hawkins, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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  • Marriage
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.


    Age 8

    Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.


    Age 15

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of ç’, an early Gaelic personal name popular from the ninth century and possibly derived from Pictish.

    Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnigh ‘son of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name, borne by a Christian saint and Anglicized in Ireland as Canice, which was treated in Scotland as equivalent to Kenneth . This surname was usually Anglicized in Scotland as McKenzie , but is otherwise hard to distinguish from sense 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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