William Loren McKenzie

17 March 1840–28 March 1914 (Age 74)
Morgan, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William Loren

When William Loren McKenzie was born on 17 March 1840, in Morgan, Missouri, United States, his father, Murdock McKenzie, was 35 and his mother, Isobel Cathro, was 33. He married Sarah Webster on 13 May 1865, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 28 March 1914, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Loren McKenzie
1840–1914
Sarah Webster
1846–1917
Marriage: 13 May 1865
William Henry McKenzie
1866–1939
George Edward McKenzie
1868–1943
Nettie McKenzie
1871–1942
James Mckenzie
1875–1953
Clarence McKenzie
1886–1905

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 May 1865San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 8
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1860
    Age 20
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnich, a patronymic from the personal name Coinneach meaning ‘comely’, Anglicized as Kenneth. Compare the Irish form McKinney 2. The Scottish spelling with -z- indicates palatalization of the -n- (compare Menzies ).History: This is the name of a Scottish Highland clan, historically associated with the mountainous district of Kintail in nortwestern Scotland, with Cromarty, and with Loch Seaforth (Loch Shiphoirt) on the Island of Harris.

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

    Possible Related Names

    McKinney
    McKinzie
    McKinsey
    Mawhinney
    McKinzy
    McKinzey

    Sources (16)

    • Wm Mc Kinney in household of Murdock Mc Kinney, "United States Census, 1860"
    • W L Mckenzie, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • William L Mckinsey, "United States Census, 1900"

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