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McCormick Family

Portrait of three generations of McCormicks. WHI #8394

Cyrus Hall McCormick invented a horse-drawn reaper and founded an agricultural equipment company in Chicago in 1847. The McCormick Harvesting Machine Company eventually merged with its competitors to form the International Harvester Company. McCormick's wife Nettie, and his sons Cyrus Jr. and Harold were deeply involved in the operation of these companies. His daughter Anita McCormick Blaine was a philanthropist with an interest in education, improvement in social and economic conditions, international understanding, and world peace.

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