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  • ID: I0776
  • Name: William James MCKINLEY
  • RELA: 15th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 JAN 1843 in Niles, Trumbull Co., OH
  • Census: 1850 Page 107, District No. 64, Weathersfield, Trumbull Co., OH
  • Event: Military service BET JUN 1861 AND 1865 Major, 23rd Ohio Inf., Civil War
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio BET 4 MAR 1877 AND 4 MAR 1891
  • Census: 1880 Page 361C, 2nd Ward, Canton, Stark Co., OH
  • Event: Elected Governor of Ohio BET 11 JAN 1892 AND 13 JAN 1896
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1897 AND 14 SEP 1901 25th President of United States
  • Death: 14 SEP 1901 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Pic President William McKinley
  • Title: President
  • Burial: McKinley Memorial Mausoleum, Canton, Stark Co., OH
  • Event: Video
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    McKINLEY, William, Jr., a Representative from Ohio and 25th President of the United States; born in Niles, Ohio, January 29, 1843; attended the public schools, Poland Academy, and Allegheny College; teacher; served in the Union Army, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865; lawyer, private practice; prosecuting attorney of Stark County, Ohio, 1869-1871; elected as a Republican to the Forty- fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); chair, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Forty-seventh Congress); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1883, until May 27, 1884, when he was succeeded by Jonathan H. Wallace, who successfully contested his election; again elected to the Forty- ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1891); chair, Committee on Ways and Means (Fifty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1884, 1888, and 1892; Governor of Ohio 1891-1896; President of the United States 1897-1901; shot by an assassin in Buffalo, N.Y., on September 6, 1901; died in Buffalo, N.Y., on September 14, 1901; interment in the McKinley Monument (adjacent to West Lawn Cemetery), Canton, Ohio.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William MCKINLEY b: 15 NOV 1807 in Pine Twp., Mercer Co., PA
    Mother: Nancy Campbell ALLISON b: 8 MAR 1809 in New Lisbon, Columbia Co., OH

    Marriage 1 Ida SAXTON b: 8 JUN 1847 in Canton, Stark Co., OH
    • Married: 25 JAN 1871 in 1st Presbyterian Church, Canton, Stark Co., OH
    • Event: Pic 1881 in William & Ida (Saxton) McKinley
    1. Has No Children Katherine MCKINLEY b: 25 DEC 1871 in Canton, Stark Co., OH
    2. Has No Children Ida MCKINLEY b: 1 APR 1873 in Canton, Stark Co., OH
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