Biography of Ira McCord
Cook County, Il Biographies

IRA McCORD, farmer, P. O. Orland, was born in Palos, Cook Counly in 1848, son of John and Harriet (Paddock) McCord. His mother came to Cook County with her brothers and sisters in 1834, his father in 1834. They were married, in 1838, after which they located on a farm in Section 35, Palos Township, where they resided until 1866. They then moved to Will County, and subsequently to Blue Island, Cook County, where the father died in 1873, at the age of seventy, his mother in 1881, at the age of sixty eight years. On attaining his msjority Mr. McCord engaged in farming, which pursuit he has since followed; his farm contains 395 acres He is also extensively engaged in raising blooded stock. He was married in 1870 to Miss Msry McClaughry. daughter of Matthew and Catharine McClaughry. His wife died in 1875, leaving two children, John and Andrew L., and he was married in 1880 Miss Catharine King. Mr. McCord is a member of thc Masonic fraternity, A. F, & A. M. and Royal Arch and Knight Templar, St. Bernard Commandery, No. 35. He is also trustee of the estate of the McCord heirs, which is located in the business portion of Chicago.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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