John McCoy

5 May 1859–22 March 1934 (Age 74)
Little York, Warren, Illinois, United States

The Life of John

When John McCoy was born on 5 May 1859, in Little York, Warren, Illinois, United States, his father, William Joseph McCoy, was 40 and his mother, Nancy H. Maley, was 41. He married Alice Rutherford in 1825. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States for about 20 years and Los Angeles Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 22 March 1934, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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John McCoy
Alice Rutherford
George Mccoy
Mary Mccoy
Ruth Wanda Mccoy
Sara Mccoy
Elizabeth Mccoy
John G Mccoy

Spouse and Children




    Mary Mccoy



    Sara Mccoy


    Elizabeth Mccoy


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Parents and Siblings

    William Joseph McCoy


    Nancy H. Maley




    Elizabeth McCoy


    Joseph W. McCoy


    Thomas Maley McCoy


    William F McCoy


    Samuel M. McCoy


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish (Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. Thus it has the same origin as McGee , McKay and McKee .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Mc Coy in household of Joseph Mc Coy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Mccoy in household of Joseph Mccoy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Mccoy, "United States Census, 1900"

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