Dana McKinney was born in Tennessee, the son of Sinkler Merritt McKinney and Eliza “Lizzie” Potter Ellison.

Pvt McKinney died August 23, 1943, in an Army hospital at Denver where he had undergone a major operation.

Buried at McKinney Cemetery at Browns Branch Road and SR 173, Hampton, TN.

3rd Tng Battalion, Company B

The Johnson City Press, 25 August 1943
Private Dana McKinney, 33, formerly of Hampton, Tenn., died in a Denver, Colo., hospital this week after a lingering illness. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sinkler McKinney of Hampton; three brothers, Sergeant Lawrence McKinney of the U.S. Army, and Jack and Paul McKinney, both of Hampton; four sisters, Mrs. Ada Easterly, Mrs. Hazel Roberts and Misses Violet and Stella McKinney, all of Hampton, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hester McKinney of Hampton.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 November 1910
  • Date of death: 23 August 1943
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Hampton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd Tng Battalion, Company B
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: McKinney Cemetery, Hampton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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