Lynford McKinney


George Toriello sent me this information on February 22, 2020 on
Lynford McKinney, who is listed with those who died in service during
World War I
on Plaques at the Johnson Public Library and the Maple Grove Cemetery
both in Hackensack.

Lynford McKinney was born on October 1, 1898 in New Jersey, and was serving with Company M United States Calvary along the Mexican Border according to
Public Family tree. 

 At the young age of only 18 years old on November of 1916, Lynford McKinney died while serving along the Mexican border.

Click here to view November 29, 1916 article telling of Lynford McKinney having died while serving on the Mexican border of some liver disease of sorts. The article says that his body would be shipped to Hackensack at once. 

Click here to view an article, which would have appeared probably in
December 1916
telling of Lynford McKinney having his funeral at a home of a Mrs. E.D. Williams of Clinton Place in Hackensack. His father James had passed away and his mother had remarried and was living in Paterson.   

Even though the U.S. military was not officially considered in the War until early 1917, the country was acting in a state of alertness before and that is why the people of Hackensack included him on the World War I Plaques

Click here to view Excerpt from US Army Order of Battle, 1914-1918, which helps explain the state of tension throughout the World at the time of World War I, which started in Europe on July 28, 1914 and ended November 11, 1918.

Written by:
Bob Meli
March 26, 2020


Background image of Calavary on Mexican border in 1916 obtained from: