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.
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.