Prepared by Merritt D. Betts, April 23, 1981
Revised by Stephanie Wachalec, October 22, 2003
1 slim document case, .16 cubic feet, 11th floor
Old archives number: D.3.2.1.
Philip McCord Morse's genealogical study of his family, Your Ancestors
includes a summary of the life of Morse's great-grandfather, William B. McCord
(1844-1908). According to this source, McCord served in the Civil War in the the
179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1864-1865) and started the Salem Daily News,
the first daily newspaper in Salem, Ohio in 1891. In 1901 and 1905 he was elected
to the Ohio Legislature as Representative for Columbiana County.
Scope and Content
William B. McCord's journals give his own account of the years 1868-1871, covering
his church activities, courtship with Helen Lydia Guisse of Wellsville, Ohio and
his work in the newspaper business.
Your Ancestors, by Philip McCord Morse, privately published, 1967
Journal by William McCord January-December, 1868
Journal by William McCord January, 1869-August, 1872; September, 1876; January,
1879. Includes an entry by Charles Colclough October, 1879
Items removed from the second journal, includes stationery with McCord's
name listed as editor and proprietor of The Wellsville Union, dated
1876, program from The East Liverpool Tribune Memorial Day, 1885 and
a poem by his daughter Edith entitled Patchwork.
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