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Ida Saxton McKinley

Born in Camon, O hio, on J une 8, 1847, Ida Saxton was the daughter of James A Saxton and Katherine "Kate" Dewalt Saxton. Her fam ily was prominent in the life of her native town . Ida's paternal grandfather,John Saxton, began publishing his Canton newspaper, the Ohio Repository, in 1815, and continued to serve as its head until his death in 187 1; her father was a wealthy banker and businessman. Through wealth and indination, the Saxtons were also active in the development and governance of the local Presbyterian church.