Mrs. William McKinley, Sr.

Robert Percival Porter, Life of William McKinley, Soldier, Lawyer, Statesman: With Biographical Sketch of Garret A. Hobart. Nabu Public Domain Reprint of the book published originally by Cleveland, Ohio: The N.G. Hamilton Publishing Co. 1896.
P 30: “McKinley owes much to this good mother. All the children were instilled with sound Christian ideas of life and with a patriotism and love for their country which made no sacrifice for it too much. Moreover, the mother was an intellectual force, and encouraged boys and girls alike in their studies, and was ever ready to surrender her own personal comfort that they might equip themselves as thoroughly as possible for the battle of life.”

This is a painting of the President’s mother, Nancy Allison McKinley.

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