McCormick, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Hall), 1859-1936

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Chicago-based manufacturers and philanthropists.

Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr. (1859-1936), was the oldest son of reaping machine inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. After his father's 1884 death, Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr. took over as president of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, and continued in that role when the company merged with rival Deering Harvestor Company in 1902 to create the International Harvester Company. He married Harriet Bradley Hammond in 1889 and had three children. He retired as president in 1919, but remained as chairman of the board. Harriet died in 1921, and in 1927 Cyrus married Alice M. Hoit. McCormick's brother, Harold Fowler McCormick (1872-1941), also worked for International Harvester and served as vice-president from 1901-1919. He took over as president from his brother in 1919 and remained in that position until 1922, when he resigned and took up the new position of Chairman of the Executive Committee. Harold McCormick married Edith Rockefeller in 1895, with whom he had three children. They later divorced, and he married opera singer Ganna Walska in 1922; they divorced in 1931. He took over as chairman of the board from his brother in 1935. McCormick's son Cyrus H. McCormick III (1890-1970) began his career with the company in sales at its Wichita branch, then became branch manager, and eventually stepped in as vice-president of manufacturing in 1922 when his uncle resigned as president. He later became chairman of the company. He married Dorothy Linn in 1915. The McCormicks were devoted philanthropists, particularly in the Chicago area. They were active in and donated generously to organizations like the World War I War Fund, the Fatherless Children of France Society, the Y.M.C.A., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Orchestral Association.

From the description of McCormick family financial records, 1890-1958. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 695694595

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referencedIn McCormick, Nettie Fowler, 1835-1923. Nettie Fowler McCormick correspondence, 1775-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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referencedIn McCormick, Stanley R., 1874-1947. Papers, 1881-1945. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Business papers--real estate and trusts, 1897-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Print of Cyrus Hall McCormick [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Subject file, 1840-1942. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Hutchinson, Charles Lawrence, 1854-1924. Charles L. Hutchinson papers, 1880-1924. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records, 1853-1980. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn McCormick, Mary Virginia, 1861-1941. Papers, 1871-1923. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Librarian's files, 1900-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884. Correspondence and subject file, 1788-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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referencedIn McCormick, Harold Fowler, 1872-1941. Harold Fowler McCormick papers, 1892-1947. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Blaine, Anita McCormick. Correspondence and papers, 1828-1958. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Donation papers, 1880-1937. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Murray, Joseph Bradley, 1888-1961,. Joseph Bradley Murray collection, 1706-1958 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Smith, Delavan, 1861-1922. Papers, 1868-1921, bulk 1879-1913. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, b. 1862. Series VI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn American Harvester Company. Records, 1889-1890, 1899. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Adams, Robert McCormick, 1847-1925. Papers, 1869-1953. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Leaf, Martin, 1874-1967. Martin Leaf papers, 1914-1964. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Letterpress copy books [microform], 1891-1928. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913. Papers, 1843-1960. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
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referencedIn Sullivan, Louis. McCormick Family Architectural Drawings, 1874-1964. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
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creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Hall), 1859-1936. McCormick family financial records, 1890-1958. Newberry Library
referencedIn Steward, John F. (John Fletcher), 1841-1915. John F. Steward papers, 1833-1913 Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn The Ernest Trow Carter Papers, 1879-1974 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
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referencedIn Joseph Bradley Murray collection, 1706-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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referencedIn McCormick, Nettie Fowler, 1835-1923. Nettie Fowler McCormick Biographical Association records, 1802-1949. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Princeton University Board of Trustees papers, 1903-1935. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn McCormick, Harriet Hammond, d. 1921. Papers, 1904-1925. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Diaries, appointment books, letterbooks, school books, memorial volumes, 1875-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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referencedIn Papers, 1869-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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Birth 1859-05-16

Death 1936

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