John Dixon McKinley

19 July 1829–20 November 1910 (Age 81)
Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of John Dixon

When John Dixon McKinley was born on 19 July 1829, in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John McKinley, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Dixon, was 26. He lived in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 20 November 1910, in Lake, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lake, California, United States.

Photos and Memories (3)

Do you know John Dixon? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John McKinley
Elizabeth Dixon
Lovinia Ann McKinley
Jane Elizabeth McKinley
John Dixon McKinley
Sarah Ellen McKinley
Charles Dixon McKinley
Sidney Dixon McKinley
George Edward Mckinley
Ruth Bethiah Mckinley
Arabella McKinley

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 1
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
Age 4
Historical Boundaries: 1833: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1834: Michigan Territory, United States 1834: Des Moines, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Des Moines, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
Age 28
The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

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.

Possible Related Names


Sources (4)

  • John Mc Kinlay in household of Charles Mc Kinlay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • California, County Marriages, 1850-1952;
  • John McKinley, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.