Biography of J. W. MacKinnon
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





J. W. MACKINNON, Superintendent of the London Public Schools, London, was born in Logan County, Ohio, February 13, 1850. His grandfather, William MacKinnon, located in Logan County in an early day, and there became an Associate Judge of the Courts. One son, Daniel W., the father of our subject, was born in Clark County, and was a farmer and stock raiser through life. He died at a son's house in Auglaize County, Ohio, March 16, 1864. He was united in marriage to Phebe Hogge, a native of Clark County, and daughter of John Hogge, a native of Ireland. Mrs MacKinnon still resides in Logan County, is fifty three years of age, and in the enjoyment of good health. Our subject is the elder of five children, four living. He grew to manhood on the home farm, and when nineteen years of age entered Wittenberg College, Springfield. Ohio, where he remained five years, and graduated in June, 1874. Soon after he was made Principal of the Bellefontaine High School, holding that position three years. He then came to London to accept his present position, tendered him by the School Board of the latter place. Prof. MacKinnon has had charge of the London schools for six years, and their high standing among the graded schools of the State is due in a great measure to his energetic and tireless energy in their behalf. Mr. MacKinnon is a member of and Secretary of each of the Ohio State Teachers' Associations and the Central Ohio Teachers' Association. He is also a member of the Madison County Teachers' Association, the Knights of Honor, American Legion of Honor, and the Presbyterian Church. Previous to coming to London, Prof. MacKinnon was a member of the Logan County Board of School Examiners, and since his residence here has held a like position in Madison County for the past five years. He was married, July 23, 1874, to Clara E. Wallace, a native of Logan County, Ohio, and daughter of Dr. John P. and Emeline (Hover) Wallace, of that county, both now deceased. They are the parents of one son - Lee. Mrs. MacKinnon is also a member of the Presbyterian Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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