William Corbett McKenney

18 June 1909–July 1999 (Age 90)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William Corbett

William Corbett McKenney was born on 18 June 1909, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of William Corbett McKenney and Bridget Cornin. He died in July 1999, in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 90.

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William Corbett McKenney
Marguerite Alice Spencer

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Parents and Siblings

    William Corbett McKenney


    Bridget Cornin




    Annie corbett Mckenney


    Margaret Armour McKenney


    Jean McKenney



    Agnes McKenney


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World Events (8)

1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 4

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

Age 5

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1934 · Scottish National Party founded.

Age 25

The party was founded on 7 April as the result of a merger between the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party with the help of John MacCormick. Its main objective was to campaign the independence of Scotland from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party is the largest political party in Scotland in terms of both seats in the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments, with membership reaching 125,482 members. The party does not have any members of the House of Lords.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McKinney 1.

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

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  • Wm. C. Mckenney in entry for Mckenney, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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