- "No one ever lived after he decided ter kill 'em... he'd killed some o' the best witches an' wizards of the age — the McKinnons, the Bones, the Prewetts —"
- —Voldemort killed several wizarding families during the First Wizarding War[src]
The McKinnons were slaughtered by Death Eaters at the height of the First Wizarding War, as they were connected to the Order of the Phoenix. According to Igor Karkaroff, Travers was among those involved. The only known member of this family is the late Marlene McKinnon who was a member of the Order.
Behind the scenes
- Other than the Potters and the Longbottoms, Marlene McKinnon is the only former Order member mentioned in the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
- The McKinnons were mentioned in Lily Evans's letter. She stated that Peter Pettigrew had looked sad when he visited, but she believed it was because of what happened to the McKinnons. The Potters and the McKinnons were possibly good friends, as Lily cried when she heard of their deaths.