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William McKinley Sr. & Nancy Allison McKinley
 
William McKinley Sr.
      Born: November 15, 1807 in Pine Twp. Mercer Co., PA
      Married: January 6, 1829
      Died: November 24, 1892 in Canton, OH
      Buried: Westlawn Cemetery in Canton, OH
      Father: James S. McKinley
      Mother: Mary (Polly) Rose
 
Nancy Campbell Allison McKinley
      Born: April 22, 1809 in New Lisbon, OH
      Died: December 12, 1897 in Canton, OH
      Buried: Westlawn Cemetery in Canton, OH
      Father: Abner Allison
      Mother: Ann Campbell
 
      Children 
 
         1. David Allison McKinley
                  Born: November 23, 1829 in New Lisbon, OH
                  Married: 1850
                  Died: September 18, 1892 in San Francisco, CA
                  Buried: Odd Fellows Cemetery in San Francisco, CA
 
               Spouse: Nancy Minerva Scott
 
                      Note: 1881 –1885 US Consul for the Hawaiian kingdom
 
                  Children:
                        · William Perry Francis McKinley 
                        · Ida Helen McKinley
                              Spouse: David Morse
 
         2. Anna (Annie) McKinley
                  Born: September 24, 1832 in New Lisbon, OH
                  Married: Never married
                  Died: July 29, 1890 in Canton, OH
                  Buried: Westlawn Cemetery in Canton, OH
 
                   Note:  Anna was a schoolmistress, grammar school principal in Canton, Ohio.
                              Her efforts and savings assisted in President McKinley’s education.
                              She also purchased a home in Canton for her parents.
 
            3. James Rose McKinley
                     Born: September 27, 1833 in New Lisbon, OH
                     Married: May 4, 1870 in San Francisco, CA
                     Died: October 11, 1889 in New Castle, PA
                     Buried: Westlawn Cemetery in Canton, OH
 
                  Spouse: Eliza Howe Fuller   
 
                     Children:
                              · Hope McKinley
                              · James Fuller McKinley
                              · Grace McKinley
 
            4. Mary McKinley
                     Born: September 22, 1835 in New Lisbon, OH
                     Married:      Place:
                     Died: June 20, 1868 in Poland, OH
                     Buried: Poland Cemetery in Poland, OH 
 
                  Spouse: Daniel (or David) May
 
            5. Helen Minerva McKinley 
                     Born: March 13, 1838 in Niles, OH
                     Married: Never married
                     Died: June 9, 1924 in Cleveland, OH
                     Buried: Westlawn Cemetery in Canton, OH
 
                     Note: Helen died at her sister Sarah’s house in Cleveland, Ohio.
                               She taught school in Canton and later in Cleveland.
 
            6. Sarah Elizabeth McKinley
                     Born: October 1, 1840 in Niles, OH
                     Married: February 26, 1867 in Poland, OH
                     Died: November 22, 1931 in Cleveland, OH
                     Buried: Poland Cemetery in Poland, OH
 
                  Spouse: Andrew J. Duncan
 
                       Children:
                                 · Mary Duncan 
                                         Spouse: S.L. Bowman
                                 · William McKinley Duncan
                                          Spouse: Anna Viola Deetrick
                                 · Sarah Duncan 
                                            Spouse: J.H. Winslow
                                 · Andrew J. Duncan Jr. 
 
            7. William McKinley Jr.
                     Born: January 29, 1843 in Niles, OH
                     Married: January 25, 1871 in Canton, OH
                     Died: September 14, 1901 in Buffalo, NY
                     Buried: Westlawn Cemetery in Canton, OH
                     Final Resting Place: McKinley National Memorial in Canton, OH
 
                  Spouse: Ida Saxton
 
                     Children:
                              · Katherine McKinley
                                      Born: December 15, 1871 in Canton, OH
                                      Died: June 25, 1875
                              · Ida McKinley
                                      Born: April 1, 1873 in Canton, OH
                                      Died: August 22, 1873
 
                    Note:  William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States. 
                                He had served 6 months of his second term when Leon Czolgosz shot him on September 6, 1901. 
                                His successor was Theodore Roosevelt.
 
               8. Abigail (Abbie) Celia McKinley
                        Born: June 1, 1845 in Niles, OH
                        Died: January 26, 1846
                        Buried: Niles (Union) Cemetery in Niles, OH
 
               9. Abner Osborn McKinley
                        Born: November 27, 1847 in Niles, OH
                        Married: 1876?     
                        Died: June 11, 1904 in Somerset, PA
                        Buried: Westlawn Cemetery in Canton, OH
 
                    Spouse: Anna Endsley
 
                       Children:
                                 · Mabel McKinley
                                    Died: June 7, 1937
 
                     Note: Mabel married Dr. Hermanus Baer of Reading, PA in Somerset, PA on September 12, 1900.
 
                     Note: Abner was a lawyer in Ohio and later New York. He was briefly a law partner with 
                               his brother, William, in Canton, Ohio. 
 
More Genealogy information, can be found at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio.
 
Sources
 
Brogan, Hugh. American Presidential Families. New York: Macmillan Pub. Company, 1993. pp 541-542.
 
"Death of Consul McKinley." The San Francisco Call, 19 September 1892. 
 
"Funeral Services Held Monday Afternoon for Abner McKinley." The Canton Morning News, 14 June 1904. 
 
McElroy, Richard L. William McKinley and Our America. Canton, Ohio: Stark County Historical Society, 1996. pp 6-7; 28. 
 
"Miss Helen McKinley, Sister of Martyred President Passes Away."  The Evening Repository, 10 June 1924. 
 
"Mrs. Sarah Duncan Dies at Cleveland."  Canton Repository, 23 November 1931. 
 
"Sister of McKinley Dies in Cleveland." Niles Times, 23 November 1931.