Obit: McCord, Myron H. (1840 - 1908)

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Surnames: McCord, Wyley

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 04/30/1908

McCord, Myron H. (26 Nov. 1840 - 27 Apr. 1908)

The dailies announce the death of Hon. Myron McCord, of Phoenix, Arizona, which occurred last Monday, cause of death Bright’s disease. Mr. McCord was a resident of Merrill for many years and had hosts of friends all through this part of the state.

----Source: Wikipedia

Myron Hawley McCord (November 26, 1840 – April 27, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin and governor of the Arizona Territory.

Born in Ceres, McKean County, Pennsylvania, McCord attended Richburg Academy, New York.

He moved to Wisconsin in 1854 and settled in Shawano, Shawano County. He moved to Merrill, Wisconsin in 1875, where he became a lumberman and farmer, and published a newspaper between 1868 and 1883. McCord served as a member of the Wisconsin State Senate in 1873 and 1874, the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1881, and as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876. He is listed in the Register of the United States land office in Wausau, Wisconsin, from February 26, 1884, to June 24, 1885.

McCord was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891). He represented Wisconsin's 9th congressional district. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress and for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He returned to Merrill, Wisconsin, and engaged in agricultural pursuits and lumbering.

He was appointed by President William McKinley as Governor of Arizona Territory in 1897, but resigned in 1898 to organize the Territorial Regiment for the Spanish-American War. He was then appointed United States marshal for the district of Arizona on May 1, 1902, and served until July 1, 1905. McCord was later appointed collector of customs for the port of Nogales, Arizona.

He died in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 27, 1908, and was interred in Merrill Cemetery, Merrill, Wisconsin.

1880 Federal Census, Jenny, Lincoln, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 260

M. H. Mc Cord, white, American male saw mill proprietor
father's birthplace : New York, United States
mother's birthplace : New York, United States

Household Members
self M. H. Mc Cord M 39 New York, United States
wife Sarah E. Mc Cord F 27 Pennsylvania, United States
son Chas. J. Mc Cord M 18 Wisconsin, United States
son Guy R. Mc Cord M 3 Wisconsin, United States

1900 Federal Census, ED 26 Tortilla Flat Precinct, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States, pg. 24, family 465

Myron H. Mc Cord, white, married, male

estimated marriage year: 1877
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York

Household Members
head Myron H. Mc Cord M 60 (Nov 1840) Pennsylvania
wife Sarah E Mc Cord F 48 (Aug 1852) Pennsylvania
adopted son Guy R Mc Cord M 23 (Apr 1877) Wisconsin
sister Rhoda A Wyley F 56 (Oct 1844) New York
nephew Warren F Wyley M 18 (Apr 1882) Wisconsin


Arizona Death Records


Myron H. Mc Cord
death date: 27 Apr 1908
death place: Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
gender: Male
race: American
age: 67
estimated birth year: 1841
marital status: Married
burial place: Merrill, Wisc.



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