Peter McKinley

Male10 September 1841–3 April 1914

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter McKinley was born on 10 September 1841, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Solomon McKinley, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Ann McClure, was 36. He married Sarah Ellen Choat on 31 August 1878, in Russell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Russell, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Jamestown, Russell, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 3 April 1914, in Russell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Jamestown, Russell, Kentucky, United States.

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Peter McKinley
Sarah Ellen Choat
Marriage: 31 August 1878
Lola McKinley
William Terell McKinley
Taylor C. McKinley
Laura E. Mc Kinley

Sources (19)

  • Petter Mckinly in household of Sarah Mckinly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter McKinley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

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  • Marriage
    31 August 1878Russell, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries 1845: Russell, Kentucky, United States


    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 20

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionnlaigh, a patronymic from the early personal name Fionnlaoch (see Finley ).

    History: William McKinley (1843–1901), 25th US president, was born at Niles, OH, a descendant of David McKinley, known as ‘David the Weaver’, of Scotch–Irish stock, who settled in York County, PA, c. 1743. William McKinley's family were iron founders who tracked the ore from the Susquehanna Valley in PA to Columbiana County, OH.

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

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