Person:William McKinley (15)

  1. William McKinley1843 - 1901
  2. Anna McKinley - 1890
  • HWilliam McKinley1843 - 1901
  • WIda Saxton1847 - 1907
m. 25 Jan 1871
  1. Ida McKinley - 1873
  2. Katie McKinley - 1875
Facts and Events
Name William McKinley
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 29 Jan 1843 Niles, Trumbull, Ohio, United States
Residence[3] 1867 Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States
Marriage 25 Jan 1871 Canton, Stark, Ohio, United StatesPresbyterian Church
to Ida Saxton
Education[3] Albany Law School
Other[1] 1896 elected President of the United States
Death[1][2] 14 Sep 1901 Buffalo, Erie, New York, United Statesassassinated
Reference Number[1] Q35041?
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 William McKinley, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    William McKinley was raised in Ohio, and spent his life there until going to the White House. He fought in the Civil War under future President Rutherford B. Hayes, and with his help entered politics and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1876. He served 1877-1884, lost an election contest regarding the 1882 election, but was re-elected in 1884 and served from March 1885 to 1891. He became governor of Ohio after leaving the Congress and served five years, leaving office in time to campaign for president in the 1896 election.

    McKinley served barely more than one term before being assassinated in Buffalo in 1901.

    For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article William McKinley.

  2. 2.0 2.1 William McKinley, in Ohio History Central.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kenney, Kimberly A. Canton's West Lawn Cemetery. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing).
  4.   [1], in Claypool, Edward A. Synopis of the line of descendants of President McKinley, from MacDuff, Thane of Fife: this synopsis is from "The Scotch ancestors of President McKinley," a neat twenty-five cent booklet recently issued by Edward A. Claypool, a Chicago genealogist. (Chicago, Illinois, 1897).

    ... 32. William McKinley, born Jan. 29, 1843, at Niles, O. Attended Poland Academy. Entered Allegheny College 1860. Private 23d Ohio Volunteer Infantry June, 1861. Shouldered the musket, carried the knapsack, and “Drank from the same canteen.” Promoted to Commissary Sergeant August, 1862; Second Lieutenant, September, 1862; First Lieutenant, February 7, 1863; Captain, July 25, 1864; Brevet Major of the United States Volunteers, 1864. Mustered out with the 23d Ohio July 26, 1865. Admitted to the bar, 1867; Prosecuting Attorney, 1869. Married January 25, 1871, Miss Ida Saxton.

    Defended coal miners of Stark County 1875, clearing them of an unjust charge.

    Elected to Congress 1876, and served fourteen years. Governor of Ohio 1891 and 1893. Elected President of the United States 1896.

    Numerous articles having appeared in the press, claiming that President McKinley's grandfather was born in Ireland—some papers even illustrating what they claim to have been his birthplace, it is but justice to say that Ancestors No. 27, 28 and 29 are proven by the Records of York County, Pa. ...