Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. (February 15, 1809 – May 13, 1884) was an American inventor and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which became part of International Harvester Company in 1902. He invented the crop machine the Reaper. From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he and many members of his family became well known residents of Chicago. The McCormick Place is named after him.
McCormick was born on February 15, 1809 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He lived in Raphine, Virginia. He was married to Nancy Fowler from 1835 until his death in 1884. They had four children. McCormick died from a stroke on May 13, 1884 in Chicago, Illinois, aged 75. He is buried in Graceland Cemetery in Uptown, Chicago.
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- William Thomas Hutchinson (1935). Cyrus Hall McCormick: Harvest, 1856-1884. Vol. 2. New York: D. Appleton, The Century Company.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Farm Equipment Archived 2007-09-16 at the Wayback Machine on Antique Farming web site
- Cyrus Hall McCormick at Find a Grave
- "McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton-Medill family of Illinois". The Political Graveyard. Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2011.
- "Our History". McCormick - Argo Tractors S.p.A. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
- "Cyrus Hall McCormick". Inventor profile. National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation. Archived from the original on April 11, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
- "Herbert Kellar Papers, 1817-1969 (Curator for the McCormick Historical Association)". The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation.
- McCormick Family Financial Records Archived 2011-01-06 at the Wayback Machine at Newberry Library