Samuel McKay, Jr. was born 31 January 1876 in Komoka, Ontario Province, Canada and died 2 January 1962 at Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa. His ancestors have been traced to Ireland in the early 1800's. From there they came to Canada, then Illinois, and then Sam came to Iowa circa 1906.
Samuel married Annie Jones 15 December 1896 in Preemption, Mercer County, Illinois. Annie was born 9 June 1870 in Preemption, Mercer County, Illinois and died 14 December 1931 at home north of Thornburg, Keokuk County, Iowa. Annie's ancestors have been traced to Ireland in the early 1800's. From there they came to Illinois, and then Annie came to Iowa circa 1906.
Their children are Luella Florence (2 April 1902 - 26 March 2003), shown between Samuel and Annie. Another daughter, Adeline (28 November 1910 - 27 November 1969) is not shown. The girl shown in the back is a girl Annie took in and raised as her own. Three other children did not survive infancy - Florence Urissa (17 May 1900 - 22 March 1901) and two unnamed infant children.