Category Archives: William McKinley

William McKinley: The Sneezing Fit

President William McKinley was a genial and popular man. He had a long list of personal friends. William McK: Mister Nice Guy William McKinley (1843-1901) was a nice fellow – and a good fellow. At 18, he enlisted in the … Continue reading

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FLOTUS McKinley: White House Invalid

Many historians claim William McKinley would have been a far greater president had he not been so distracted by his invalid wife. Ida McKinley: Candidate’s Wife Shortly before the 1896 election, William and Ida McKinley celebrated their Silver Anniversary. More … Continue reading

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William McKinley and Czolgosz the Assassin

William McKinley was one of the best liked Presidents. Why would anyone want to kill him? William McKinley, the Popular By all accounts, William McKinley was a warm, friendly and agreeable fellow. Born in 1843 in a small Ohio town, … Continue reading

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Ida McKinley: Congressional Invalid

Ida McKinley had suffered through one of the worst years anyone could imagine. The trauma would be permanent. The McKinleys Move to Washington Losing both their small children, and having his young wife’s health permanently impaired by phlebitis and “unnameable” … Continue reading

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McKinley and Bryan: The Second Battle of the Bills: 1900

The rematch election in 1900 between “Bills” – William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan – was not an unusual occurrence. There have been a few “rematch” Presidential elections. Adams & Jefferson in 1796 and 1800, where the office exchanged hands. … Continue reading

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McKinley and Bryan: The First Battle of the Bills,1896

William McKinley, long time Congressman and former Ohio Governor, was the odds-on favorite Republican candidate for president in 1896. McKinley: Bill the First William McKinley (1843-1901) was a sweetheart of a fellow. An Ohioan of a poor, hardworking family, he … Continue reading

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Robert T. Lincoln: Witness to Assassinations

When Robert Lincoln was nearly sixty, he vowed never again to meet a President of the United States.  He was a prominent man with an iconic name. Meeting and greeting Presidents was a given. But he let it be known … Continue reading

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