On This Day in McKinley History

Carl Sferazza Anthony, Ida McKinley: The Turn-of-the-Century First Lady through War, Assassination, and Secret Disability. Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press. 2013.

June 30, 1900: Ida and William McKinley move into the house they have just purchased, on East Market Street in Canton, Ohio. The McKinleys rented this house from Ida’s father during their early years of marriage. It is the house in which Katherine McKinley died at the age of three and a half. The McKinleys then rented the house once again for use during the Front Porch Campaign of 1896. This house was enlarged in 1899 and used once again for the Front Porch Campaign of 1900. (212)