C. E. McCord was born in Hamilton county, Indiana, January 30, 1870, the son of Richard and Eliza J. (Kinnaman) McCord. Richard McCord was born in McCordsville, Indiana, in 1839. He was the son of Jacob McCord, who was a farmer and owned one hundred and sixty acres in Hancock county. He was the father of the following children: Richard, who was the father of the subject of this sketch; Isaac, Anna, Rachel and Mary (twins), Laura, Adeline and James W. The father of Jacob McCord was Richard McCord, who was a farmer in Clermont county, Ohio, and he was the son of Elias McCord. Eliais McCord was a native of Virginia, and his father came from Scotland. Elias McCord married Elizabeth Hollingsworth. He fought in the Revolutionary War, and he carried a saber mark on his arm. He moved to Clermont county, Ohio, where he died in 1803.
Richard McCord, the father of the subject of this sketch, was educated in the common schools, and taught school for twenty years in Hancock and Hamilton counties, Indiana. He afterward bought a fine farm of one hundred acres, which he farmed until the time of his death, which occurred on January 7, 1894. He was a member of the United Brethren church. His wife now lives on the home place in Hamilton county. They were the parents of the following children: Thomas, now deceased, who lived in Hamilton county, and who married Clementine Humbles; A. E., who lives in Hamilton county, and who married Nellie Wyant; Della, who is deceased; C. E.. who is the subject of this sketch; Nettie B., who is deceased; Anna, who is deceased; William, who is deceased, and Rosa.
C. E. McCord, who is the subject of this sketch, attended the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis, from which he was graduated in 1895. He is a member of both the county and state medical societies. He was maried on January 15, 1896, to Nettie Cropper, who was born in Marion county, Indiana, and is a daughter of Solomon and Rachael Cropper. Doctor McCord began the practice of medicine in 1896 in Fortville, Indiana. The town of McCordsville, Indiana, is named after the McCord family.
Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Page 1049-1050.
Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI October 31, 2001.
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