Son of Elizabeth Dixon McKinley. Elizabeth's name is included in the company report. Orson Hyde Elliot's journal states that Elizabeth McKinley traveled with her two sons. The sons with whom she traveled were George and Charles. Additional evidence is needed to support his birth date, which came from an online family history source without any accompanying documentation.
In the winter of 1856, George participated in the rescue effort to bring in members of the Church stranded on the plains of Wyoming.