Happy birthday Ida Saxton McKinley!

Happy birthday Ida Saxton McKinley. Ida was born in the DeWalt House in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 1847. Dr. Lorenzo Whiting, Canton’s most prominent physician delivered Ida. While it is unknown why Ida was so named, the choice bucked a family tradition of using the same names in succeeding generations. From Carl Sferrazza Anthony, “Ida McKinley: The Turn-of-the-Century First Lady through War, Assassination, and Secret Disability.” Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press. 2013.1995.1.121 (3)