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William McKinley, Sr.

Born: Nov 15, 1807

Death: Nov 24, 1892

Birthplace: Pine Township

Nationality: United States

William McKinley, Sr.

Date of Birth : Nov 15, 1807
Date of Death : Nov 24, 1892
Birth Place : Pine Township

William McKinley, Sr. was an American manufacturer, notable for being a pioneer of the iron industry in eastern Ohio, and best known as the father of President William McKinley. He was born to James S. McKinley and Mary Rose in Pine Township, Pennsylvania, on November 15, 1807. The second of thirteen children, he moved to Lisbon, Ohio, in 1809. Working in the iron business, as had his father, he operated foundries in New Lisbon, Niles, Poland, and finally Canton. He married Nancy Allison Campbell on January 6, 1829. His parents, James S. and Mary Rose McKinley, both died in South Bend, Indiana, on August 20, 1847. McKinley Sr. was a Whig and later a Republican party member, and an "ardent advocate" for a protective tariff. He died in Canton, Ohio, on November 24, 1892. He was the father of 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, along with 8 other children: David Allison McKinley Anna McKinley James Rose McKinley Mary McKinley Helen Minerva McKinley Sarah Elizabeth McKinley Abigail Celia McKinley

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