Biography of Robert William McCormick
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Robert William McCormick, who is engaged in general farming on the homestead in section 10, Money Creek township, that was established many years ago by his father, was born in this township, Aug. 25, 1880, son of Robert and Mary (Moran) McCormick. His education was obtained in the district school and he assisted his father on the farm until arriving at the age of twenty three years, at which time he rented the farm and has since operated it on his own account. It contains 200 acres and is provided with good buildings and modern improvements. Mr. McCormick is carrying on general farming and is raising good stock, both cattle and hogs. He is also a shareholder in the Rushford Farmers' Elevator and a member of the shipping associations at Houston and Rushford. He attends the Roman Catholic church at Rushford, and, in politics a Democrat, served three years as clerk of the school board of his district. Mr. McCormick was married Dec. 7, 1905, to Rose Waste, who was born in Houston, this county, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Wright) Waste. Her father was a carpenter and contractor by occupation and passed away March 13, 1919. Her mother, who was born in Black Hammer township died March 3, 1910. To Mr. and Mrs. McCormick have been born seven children, one of whom died in infancy. Those living are Paul Harold, Irene, Magdalyn Almyra, Elizabeth Mildred, Robert and Mary Rosalyn.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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