When Elijah L McKinney was born on 3 April 1843, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Lorenzo McKinney, was 25 and his mother, Polly Brown, was 22. He married Mary Elizabeth Roberts on 3 September 1871, in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Liberty Township, Cole, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Baker Township, Linn, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1927, in New Boston, Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in New Boston, Linn, Missouri, United States.
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.