The present treasurer of Adams County was born in Lima Township, June 1, 1867. He attended the Camp Point High School, Chaddock College and the Gem City Business College. His schooling was supplemented by teaching, three terms in this county, two in Hancock County and writing school two terms. In this way he earned money to complete his own excellent and comprehensive education.
He was stenographer for Lummis, Earhart & Co. For a time and then represented the Evening Herald on the road for two years, after which he was bookkeeper for D. N. Wisherd. In 1895 he was appointed deputy county treasurer, to be elected county treasurer at the last election.
That so young a man should become so prominent is unusual, but Mr. McKinnay combines the elements of popularity. He is genial and affable, has a wide acquaintance throughout the county and was enabled to secure the nomination for one of the most lucrative and responsible offices in the county. He has reason to feel proud of his splendid success.
[Representative Men and Homes, Quincy, Illinois. Press of Volk, Jones, & McMein, Quincy, Illinois.]
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