William McKinley

McKinley Postcard- Morris Katz 1967

 

 

  • Twenty-fifth President (1897-1901)
  • Birthday: January 29, 1843 (Sunday)
  • Birthplace: Niles, Ohio
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Date of Death: September 14, 1901 (Saturday)
  • Place of Death: Buffalo, New York
  • Place of Burial: McKinley National Memorial, Canton, Ohio
  • Cause of Death: Gangrene (gunshot wound)
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 0 days (died in office)
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Party: Republican

William McKinley Offices Held

  • Governor of Ohio (1892-1896)

William McKinley Nicknames

  • Idol of Ohio
  • The Napoleon of Protection
  • Ohio Napoleon
  • Liberator of Cuba
  • Wobbly Willie
  • Stocking-footed Orator
  • The Major
  • The Human Iceberg

William McKinley Pets

  • Parrot (named Washington Post)
  • Kittens (named Valeriano Weyler and Enrique DeLome)

William McKinley Personal Traits

  • Height: 5 feet – 7 inches

William McKinley Quotes

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.
That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor. It is a symbol of despair. Cheap prices make cheap goods; cheap goods make for cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country.
The free man cannot be long an ignorant man.
In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.
We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny.
I am a tariff man, standing on a tariff platform.
I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be a made president.
Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
Our differences are policies; our agreements, principals.

 

William McKinley Timeline – Family

  • November 15, 1807 William McKinley, Sr. (Father) born in Pine Township, Pennsylvania.
  • April 22, 1809 Nancy Campbell Allison McKinley (Mother) born in New Lisbon, Ohio.
  • January 6, 1829 William McKinley, Sr. (Father) marries Nancy Campbell Allison (Mother).
  • November 23, 1829 David Allison McKinley (Brother) born in New Lisbon, Ohio.
  • September 24, 1832 Anna “Annie” McKinley (Sister) born in New Lisbon, Ohio.
  • September 27, 1833 James Rose McKinley (Brother) born in New Lisbon, Ohio.
  • September 22, 1835 Mary McKinley (Sister) born in New Lisbon, Ohio.
  • March 13, 1838 Helen Minerva McKinley (Sister) born in Niles, Ohio.
  • October 1, 1840 Sarah Elizabeth McKinley (Sister) born in Niles, Ohio.
  • January 29, 1843 William McKinley, Jr. born in Niles, Ohio.
  • June 1, 1845 Abigail “Abbie” Celia McKinley (Sister) born in Niles, Ohio.
  • January 26, 1846 Abigail “Abbie” Celia McKinley (Sister) dies.
  • June 8, 1847 Ida Saxton McKinley (Wife) born in Canton, Ohio.
  • November 27, 1847 Abner Osborn McKinley (Brother) born in Niles, Ohio.
  • June 20, 1868 Mary McKinley (Sister) dies in Poland, Ohio.
  • January 25, 1871 William McKinley, Jr. marries Ida Saxton (Wife) at the First Presbyterian Church in Canton, Ohio.
  • December 25, 1871 Katherine “Katie” McKinley (Daughter) born in Canton, Ohio.
  • April 1, 1873 Ida “Little Ida” McKinley (Daughter) born.
  • August 22, 1873 Ida “Little Ida” McKinley (Daughter) dies.
  • June 25, 1875 Katherine “Katie” McKinley (Daughter) dies in Canton, Ohio.
  • October 11, 1889 James Rose McKinley (Brother) dies in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  • July 29, 1890 Anna “Annie” McKinley (Sister) dies in Canton, Ohio.
  • September 18, 1892 David Allison McKinley (Brother) dies in San Francisco, California.
  • November 24, 1892 William McKinley, Sr. (Father) dies in Canton, Ohio.
  • December 12, 1897 Nancy Campbell Allison McKinley (Mother) dies in Canton, Ohio.
  • September 14, 1901 William McKinley, Jr. dies in Buffalo, New York.
  • June 11, 1904 Abner Osborn McKinley (Brother) dies in Somerset, Pennsylvania.
  • May 26, 1907 Ida Saxton McKinley (Wife) dies in Canton, Ohio.
  • June 9, 1924 Helen Minerva McKinley (Sister) dies in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • November 22, 1931 Sarah Elizabeth McKinley (Sister) dies in Poland, Ohio.

William McKinley Links

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William McKinley’s Boyhood Home
Saxton/McKinley Home
William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
William McKinley’s Tomb
William McKinley on Wikipedia

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