Mallory Smith 2nd great granddaughter of John and Sarah (Graham) McKinley is the author of this page.
1 -McKinley, John
John McKinley, b at Domoske, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland 17 Nov 1864: d at Dromoske, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland 22 Sep 1938 and buried at Drumholm Graveyard, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland: m at <Need Location> 01 Jun 1901 Sarah Ann Graham she b at Legnanoroge, Laghey, Co. Donegal, Ireland 06 Oct 1875 dau of Matthew and Margaret (Griffith) Graham: d at Jersey City, New Jersey 27 January 1926 and buried at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester, New York.
John and Sarah had worked in America when they were young adults and had returned to Ireland. The early twentieth century was tough in Ireland and Northern Ireland due to religion and politics of the day. John and Sarah decided to leave Ireland and strike out for America with their family. On 18 April 1925 the family left for America aboard the S.S. Tuscania (Link to Record). They arrived in America on 28 April 1925.
Sadly, 10 months after arriving in America Sarah passed away. One year after Sarah’s death on 24 Jan 1927, John’s sister Susan Margaret (Aunt Susie) McKinley came to the America to bring Bertha back to Ireland (Link to Record). Four years after arriving in America, John and Harold returned to Ireland in June 1929 (Link to Record). Willam and Edna had established themselves in America and remained in New York City.
2 i. William James, b 17 Jul 1905: d 01 Sep 1999: m 26 Dec 1931 Rachel Steele.
3 ii. Edna Elizabeth, b 27 Jun 1907: d 1944: m 1934 Loyd Swanson.
4 iii. John Harold Graham, b 29 Dec 1911: d 1978: m 1948 Margaret Manoe.
5 iv. Bertha Sarah Jane, b 27 Jul 1916: d 14 Mar 1971: m 1948 James Ernest Manoe.
2 -McKinley, William James
William James McKinley, b at Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland 17 Jul 1905: d at Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine 01 Sep 1999 and buried at Sunny Plain Cemetery, Bradford, Merrimack, New Hampshire: m at McVeytown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA 26 Dec 1931 Rachel Steele she b at McVeytown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA 23 Jan 1908 dau of Bruce Petriken and Lorma (Postlethwaite) Steele: d Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA 27 Aug 1997 and buried at Sunny Plain Cemetery, Bradford, Merrimack, New Hampshire.