Viola Ellen McKinney

14 January 1912–21 January 1954 (Age 42)
Lander, Fremont, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Viola Ellen

When Viola Ellen McKinney was born on 14 January 1912, in Lander, Fremont, 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. She lived in Election District 8, Fremont, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 21 January 1954, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 42.

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

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    Jacqueline Jeanne Atkinson


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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

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of Cionaodh’, a personal name which is probably composed of the elements cion ‘respect’, ‘affection’ + Aodh, a Gaelic personal name, originally the name of the Celtic god of fire. The personal name thus probably means ‘beloved of Aodh’.2 Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnigh ‘son of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name equivalent to Scottish Kenneth . Compare Kenny . Also the Scottish name as in 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola McKinney in household of Ed McKinney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Mckinney in household of Edward Mckinney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Ellen Mckinney im Eintrag für Jacqueline Jeanne Atkinson, „United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014“

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