Elmira Christina "Myra" McKinney

Female1837–22 September 1912

Brief Life History of Elmira Christina "Myra"

When Elmira Christina "Myra" McKinney was born in 1837, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States, her father, Charles Ephraim McKinney Sr, was 67 and her mother, Nancy Ann Triplett, was 32. She married Private Thomas R. Rathbone about 1857, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in McDowell, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and North Cove, McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 22 September 1912, in Burnsville, Yancey, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Eddie Mcmahan Cemetery, Low Gap, Yancey, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Private Thomas R. Rathbone
Elmira Christina "Myra" McKinney
Marriage: about 1857
Christopher Alphonso Rathbone
James Filmore Rathbone
Thomas Charles Rathbone

Sources (17)

  • Elmira Rathbone, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elmira Christina McKinney Cody, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Rathbone in entry for John Rathbone and Lilly Mcclerd Or Mcclurd, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1857Yancey, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

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

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 16

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

    Age 25

    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

    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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