Merle Harding McKinley

2 March 1921–26 November 1975 (Age 54)
Floyd, Indiana, United States

The Life of Merle Harding

When Merle Harding McKinley was born on 2 March 1921, in Floyd, Indiana, United States, his father, Charles Cleveland McKinley, was 36 and his mother, Jesse Viola Smith, was 33. He lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 26 November 1975, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Merle Harding McKinley
Dorothy Marie McNeill

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 16

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fionnlaigh, a patronymic from the early personal name Fionnlaoch ( see Finley ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merle Mckinley in household of Charles Mckinley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merle Mckinley in household of Chas Mckinley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merle Harding McKinley, "Massachusetts, United States Naturalization Records, 1871-1991"

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