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Cyrus Hall McCormick
Birth: Feb. 15, 1809
Death: May 13, 1884

Inventor. Born Rockbridge County, Virginia, he was an industrialist and inventor of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat. After a few additional modifications, he patented the invention in 1834. During the 1840s Cyrus and his family manufactured harvesting machines and sold reapers out the blacksmith shop at Walnut Grove. In 1847, he moved to Chicago and formed what became known as the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. By the early 1880s, the company had expanded into markets as far away as Russia and New Zealand. After his death, his son Cyrus Jr., became president of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which was the leading agricultural equipment manufacturer from the 1880s to 1890s. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert McCormick (1780 - 1846)
  Mary Ann McChesney Hall McCormick (1780 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Fowler McCormick (1835 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Cyrus Hall McCormick (1859 - 1936)*
  Mary Virginia McCormick (1861 - 1941)*
  Robert McCormick (1863 - 1865)*
  Anita McCormick Blaine (1866 - 1954)*
  Alice McCormick (1870 - 1871)*
  Harold Fowler McCormick (1872 - 1941)*
  Stanley Robert McCormick (1874 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809 - 1884)
  Robert Hall McCormick (1810 - 1826)*
  Susan Jane McCormick (1813 - 1826)*
  William Sanderson McCormick (1816 - 1865)*
  Mary Caroline McCormick Shields (1817 - 1888)*
  Leander James McCormick (1819 - 1900)*
  John Priestly McCormick (1820 - 1849)*
  Amanda Joanna McCormick Adams (1822 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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