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Prepared by Merritt D. Betts, April 23, 1981; Revised by Stephanie Wachalec, October 22, 2003; Last Updated: August 2020
Inclusive Dates: 1868-1967
Extent: .16 cubic foot (1 slim document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Historical Note: 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.
Processing Information: Originally processed under the archives identification D.3.2.1.