Nellie Mae McKinney

24 July 1921–9 December 1987 (Age 66)
Kimberly, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Nellie Mae

When Nellie Mae McKinney was born on 24 July 1921, in Kimberly, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, her father, William M. McKinney, was 31 and her mother, Anne Melinda "Annie" Dodd, was 28. She married Donnie Burton on 28 May 1938, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 16, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 9 December 1987, at the age of 66, and was buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Concord, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Donnie Burton
Nellie Mae McKinney
Marriage: 28 May 1938

Spouse and Children

28 May 1938
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Earl Torris McKinney



    Gladys Magdalene McKinney


    Josie Marie



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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.

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of Cionaodh’, a personal name which is probably composed of the elements cion ‘respect’, ‘affection’ + Aodh, a Gaelic personal name, originally the name of the Celtic god of fire. The personal name thus probably means ‘beloved of Aodh’.2 Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnigh ‘son of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name equivalent to Scottish Kenneth . Compare Kenny . Also the Scottish name as in 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie M Mckinney in household of Bill Mckinney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Mae Mckinney, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Nellie Mae Mckinney, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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