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The Murder of Ida McKinley’s Brother

In 1898, First Lady Ida McKinley received shocking news. Her brother had been murdered. George Saxton, Libertine and Rake The Saxtons were one of the most prominent and wealthy families in Canton, OH. They had three children, born within three … Continue reading

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William McKinley: The Carnation Story

Few Presidents were as genuinely considerate as William McKinley. Poor Boy Makes Good William McKinley (1843-1901) was one of seven children born to an Ohio iron-worker and his wife. They were poor, devout Methodists, but firmly focused on their children’s … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt: September, 1901

The month had started quietly enough for Theodore Roosevelt and his family. A Family Vacation Theodore Roosevelt, his wife Edith, and their six children were on a rare and well-needed family vacation in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. … 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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The Invalid FLOTUS: Ida McKinley

Ida Saxton: Pampered Child Ida Saxton (1847-1907) was the eldest of three children born to James and Catherine Saxton of Canton, Ohio. Saxton was the town banker, lived in a fine house, and enjoyed a reputation as one of the … Continue reading

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Garret A. Hobart : The First “Modern” Veep

Few people realize how history might have been changed but for the death of Garret A. Hobart Garret Hobart: The Unknown Running-Mate Garret Augustus Hobart (1844-1899), born and raised in New Jersey, educated at Rutgers University, was a prominent attorney, … Continue reading

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