I am looking for birth and parent information on my great grandfather James Edward MCKINNEY. He was married to Semantha or Samantha BOWMAN on 2 September 1898 in Baker Oregon. Birth year between 1871 and 1876. Birth place possibilities are Arkansas, Minnesota, and Scotland. Died on 1 February 1944 in Baker, OR. According to 1920 and 1930 Census parents born in Scotland. Had the following children: William Edward, George Garfield, Mabel Jane, Alvin, Andrew, Louis, Viola, Marguerite Irene, Walter, Robert, and Bud Floyd. On the 1930 Census it indicates he immigrated in 1875 and is naturalized and worked at a copper mine. According to my grandmother Marguerite, her father James was born either in Arkansas or Oklahoma and his father was white and his mother was an Indian possibly Choctaw. He and his siblings were orphaned and he took the “Mc” from the family who cared for them and added it to his last name to honor them. So his actual last name could possibly be KINNEY. An alternative spelling might be KENNEY.
I am looking for info. on Oral Beatrice McKinney dob 10-11-1904 from paulding ohio who is buried in cementy city michigan, I am trying to do the shafer side of my family tree and this is as far as I can go with the info I have....I know her parents were George Thomas McKinney and Mary Louella (sp?) Please help!!