The Family History of William McKinley | William McKinley Genealogy
William McKinley was our last Civil War veteran to be elected President and our third President to be assassinated. He served as President during the Spanish-American which resulted in the U.S. acquiring vast overseas territories. William McKinley was born January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio.
His parents were William McKinley and Nancy Campbell Allison. On his father’s side, he was of Scotch-Irish descent. His great grandfather was from York County, Pennsylvania and fought in the Revolutionary War. His father was an iron manufacturer from Ohio.