Name: Myron Hawley MCCORD
RELA: Spouse of 6th cousin 4x removed
Birth: 26 NOV 1840 in Ceres Twp., McKean Co., PA
Census: 1850 Page 45, Bolivar, Allegany Co., NY
Census: 1860 Page 93B, Richmond, Shawano Co., WI
Occupation: BET 1868 AND 1883 Newpaper Publisher
Census: 1870 Page 351, Richmond, Shawano Co., WI
Elected BET 1873 AND 1874 Wisconsin State Senate
Elected BET 4 MAR 1889 AND 3 MAR 1891 Representative from Wisconsin, U.S. Congress
Appointed BET 1897 AND 1898 Governor of Arizona Territory
Military service 1898 Colonel, Spanish American War, 1st Territorial Reg., U.S. Wis Inf.
Death: of Bright's disease 27 APR 1908 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ
Burial: Merrill Cem., Merrill, Lincoln Co., WI
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The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VII
M. MacCorkle, William Alexander, page 109
McCORD, Myron Hawley, governor of Arizona, was born in Cores, Pa., Nov. 26, 1840; son of Myron and Ann Eliza McCord; grandson of John McCord, and a descendant of James McCord, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773. He removed with his parents to Shawano, Wis., in 1854. He attended Richburg academy, New York; was elected a state senator from Shawano county in 1873; was a representative from Lincoln county in the state legislature, 1880-82; and a representative from the ninth district of Wisconsin in the 51st congress, 1889-91. In 1893 he removed to Phoenix, [p.109] Arizona. In 1895 he was appointed by Governor Hughes Republican member of the territorial board of control and went out of office on Governor Hughes's retirement. In May, 1897, he was appointed by President McKinley territorial governor of Arizona as successor to Benjamin J. Franklin. In April, 1898, he recruited a regiment of volunteer infantry in the four territories for service in the war with Spain, and upon being elected colonel of the regiment he resigned as governor to serve in the field. In 1900 he became proprietor and manager of the Arizona Daily Gazette at Phoenix.
Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, page 1525
McCORD, Myron Hawley, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Ceres, McKean County, Pa., November 26, 1840; attended Richburg Academy, New York; moved to Wisconsin in 1854 and settled in Shawano, Shawano County; moved to Merrill in 1875; became a publisher, lumberman, and farmer; published a newspaper 1868-1883; served in the State senate in 1873 and 1874; member of the State assembly in 1881; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati in 1876; register of the United States land office at Wausau, Wis., from February 26, 1884, to June 24, 1885; elected as a Republican to the Fifty- first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress and for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; returned to Merrill, Wis., and engaged in agricultural pursuits and lumbering; appointed by President McKinley as Governor of Arizona Territory in 1897; resigned in 1898 and organized the Territorial Regiment for the Spanish-American War; appointed United States marshal for the district of Arizona May 1, 1902, and served until July 1, 1905; later appointed collector of customs for the port of Nogales, Ariz.; died in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 27, 1908; interment in Merrill Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln County, Wis.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
"The Merrill Advocate" Tuesday, May 5, 1908
DEATH OF FORMER CITIZEN
Myron H. McCord Dies in Arizona on April 27th. Had Risen to Eminence in Politics.
Myron H. McCord, known to all Merrill by reputation, if not personally, as a man of prominence and influences, and whom political achievements had brought him into relationship with the most distinguished in political life,died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday, April 27th, of Bright's disease, after an illness of several months' duration. A paralytic stroke received some weeks ago hastened the inevitable end. He was 67 years old. The news was received by his many friends in Merrill with extreme regret.
Myron H. McCord was born Nov. 26th, 1840, in Ceres, Penn. His parents came to Wisconsin in 1854, and young McCord went to Shawano, where he spent some years. He floated logs down the Wolf river, became superintendent of a logging enterprise, engaged in lumbering himself, and finally entered politics. He was elected superintendent of Shawano Co. schools in 1864, in 1869, treasurer of Shawano county re-elected in 1872, elected to the state senate, served two sessions, was again nominated but declined the honor.
In 1875, he came to Merrill and for many years was identified with the life of the community. Mr. McCord was the founder of the Lincoln County Advocate, and established this paper when Merrill was but a small and struggling village. This he published for some years. He was now deep in politics and in 1876, went to the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati, as a delegate when Hayes was nominated, through he himself was a Blaine supporter. He was elected to the assembly from this district in 1880, and served one term, and in 1883, was appointed register of the H. S. Land office at Wausau, serving from April 1st, 1883 to Dec. 31st, 1885, when he resigned the office.
In 1888, he was elected to congress from this district and served one term. During his term, he secured the appropriation for the federal building at Ashland, and was instrumental in having passed the so-called Water Reserve homestead act.
In 1890, and 1892, Mr. McCord was a candidate for re-election but the Democratic land slide sent him with all other Republicans down to defeat.
In 1893, he removed to Phoenix, Arizona, went into the fruit raising business, which proved unprofitable and he then re-entered the newspaper field, editing the Daily Gazette of Phoenix, for a year or so. In 1896, McCord went to the National Republican Convention at St. Louis, from Arizona, and helped nominate William McKinley for president. The two were personal and political friends,and later McKinley made McCord governor of Arizona. When the Spanish-American war broke out, he resigned his office, organized a regiment from the territories of Arizona and New Mexico, and went to the front as colonel of the regiment. It saw no active service however, and after several months spent in the south, the conclusion of peace with Spain, saw the regiment disbanded.
Soon after his return to Phoenix, McCord was appointed United States marshal for Arizona, McKinley died before the appointment was confirmed,and later, Roosevelt made the appointment, and McCord served one term, when Roosevelt appointed him collector of customs at the port of Nogales, Nex Mexico, which office he was holding at the time of his death. Aside from polictics, Mr. McCord during his residence in Merrill, was engaged in lumbering, logging and farming, was in partnership with the H.W. Wright Co., sold out his interests and resumed logging operations. He bought (sic) some land in the town of Pine River, and cleared with the expectation of making a fine farm of it. Mr. McCord was a charter member of Nirginia Falls lodge, No 226, F. & A. M. of this city, and also belonged to the Chapter, Knights Templars, Mystic Shriners and Consistory. He is survived by his wife, one son, Charles McCord of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. Alson Kribs of Shawano, Mrs. W. C. Gilbert of Grand Rapids, Minn. An adopted son, Guy, now a resident of Seattle, Wash. also survives him. The body was to be brought to this city for burial, but up to this time has not arrived and we have been unable to learn what arrangements have been made for the funeral.
The body will arrive here Thursday morning and will lie in state at the court house all day Friday. The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Mason's having entire charge of the services. The Masonic lodges of Shawano and Wausau will arrive in a body and assist the Masons of this city in the services.
Father: Myron MCCORD b: 22 APR 1806 in Dutchess Co., NY
Mother: Anna ACKERMAN b: BET 1806 AND 1809 in Ballston, Saratoga Co., NY
Maria MURRAY b: BET 1842 AND 1843 in Indiana
- Florence E. MCCORD b: 2 APR 1862 in Shawano Co., WI
- Charles J. MCCORD b: 29 APR 1864 in Shawano Co., WI
- Mary C. MCCORD b: 29 MAY 1866 in Shawano Co., WI
Sarah Etta SPACE b: 13 MAY 1853 in New Bethlehem, Clarion Co., PA
25 AUG 1877
in Jenny, Lincoln Co., WI
- Guy Raymond MCCORD adopted b: 27 APR 1877 in Merrill, Lincoln Co., WI
Mary Emma WINSLOW b: 12 AUG 1863 in Gaskill, Jefferson Co., PA
in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ