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Famous People related to Claude Ray McCormick

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Cyrus McCormick (1809-1884)

 

American Inventor
Cyrus McCormick became famous for his invention of the mechanical reaper. His business strategy with the reaper was innovative and successful. Relationship: 3rd Cousin 4 times removed

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Ida Saxton McKinley (1847-1907)

 

First Lady
Ida Saxton McKinley suffered very poor health and many seizures during her time as First Lady to President William McKinley. She hosted her guests seated in a blue velvet wheel chair. Relationship: 5th Cousin 6 times removed

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Gerald Ford (1913-)

 

38th President of the United States of America
President Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. became President after the resignation of President Nixon. He struggled through economic problems and even a few assassination attempts. Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

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Dwight D Eisenhower (1890-1969)

 

34th President of the United States
Dwight David Eisenhower was a successful soldier and politician. He launched the program for an interstate highway system and raised the minimum wage. Relationship: 8th Cousin 2 times removed

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Grace Kelly (1929-1982)

 

American Actress
Academy
Award-winning Grace Kelly is perhaps most famous for her memorable work with Alfred Hitchcock. "Rear Window" and "To Catch a Thief" were huge successes. Her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco marked her retirement from acting in 1956. Relationship: 13th Cousin 1 times removed

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George Herman (Babe) Ruth (1895-1948)

 

American Baseball Player
Also known as "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", Babe Ruth played baseball for the Boston Red Sox. Babe Ruth's record of 60 homeruns in a single season stood for 34 years. Relationship: 13th Cousin 1 times removed

Col. Abel D. Streight (1828 1892)

Civil War General
was a lumber merchant, publisher, and a Union Army General in the American Civil War, noted for his daring cavalry raid, Streight's Raid, in 1863. After the war, he served as a State Senator in Indiana for two terms.: 3rd Cousin 2 times removed

 

Famous People related to Cora Beryl Vail

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William Whipple (1730-1785)

 

New Hampshire Representative
A merchant and Brigadier General in the New Hampshire Militia, William Whipple Jr. signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire . Relationship: 3rd Cousin 7 times removed

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Jane Means Appleton Pierce (1806-1863)

 

First Lady
Jane Means Appleton Pierce was an American First Lady and the wife of President Franklin Pierce. The social obligations of First Lady were a constant struggle for her, but she found solace in her close friends. Relationship: 5th Cousin 5 times removed

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Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937)

 

Former Prime Minister
Robert Laird Borden was the 8th Prime Minister of Canada. He was the first Canadian Prime Minister to attend a British cabinet meeting. Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

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James Abram Garfield (1831-1881)

 

20th President of the United States of America
Serving the second shortest term in U. S. history (only 6 months), James Garfield was the second President of the United States to be assassinated. Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed

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William C. Durant (1861-1947)

 

Founder of General Motors
William Durant worked with Louis Chevrolet to design a new brand of motor car and helped to found the Chevrolet Company. Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed

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Samuel Morse (1791-1872)

 

American Inventor
Samuel Morse invented the signaling alphabet known as Morse Code to be used in his electromagnetic telegraph. Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

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Emily Dickenson (1830-1886)

 

American Poet
Emily Dickenson is considered one of the most influential poets in American history. During her lifetime she published only a few poems, though her writing career produced over 1700 poems (all published posthumously). Relationship: 7th Cousin 3 times removed

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Julia Child (1912-2004)

 

American Gourmet Chef
American chef Julia Child introduced French cuisine to America through her many cookbooks and television shows. Relationship: 8th Cousin 1 times removed

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Charles Tupper (1821-1915)

 

Former Prime Minister
Sir Charles Napier Tupper, was a father of Confederation, the sixth Prime Minister of Canada and as of 2006, the one with the shortest term of office (69 days). Relationship: 7th Cousin 3 times removed

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Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919)

 

American Activist and Surgeon
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was a feminist Union surgeon. She was given a Medal of Honor after the Civil War for her bravery as a prisoner of war, making her the only woman to have received this medal. Relationship: 7th Cousin 3 times removed

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Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

 

Massachusetts Representative
Samuel Adams helped to organize the Boston Tea Party. From the beginning he was a loud voice for independence. Relationship: 5th Cousin 7 times removed

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Robert H Goddard (1882-1945)

 

American Inventor
Robert H. Goddard, the father of modern rocketry, once asserted that rocket technology would make it possible to get to the moon. This claim was mocked and scoffed at by the public until Goddard launched the world's first liquid fueled rocket on March 16, 1926 and continued his rocket research until his death in 1945. Relationship: 9th Cousin

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Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957)

 

American Actor
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Humphrey DeForest Bogart the "Greatest Male Star of All Time". Bogart played in such movies as "The Maltese Falcon", "The Big Sleep", " Casablanca ", and "The Caine Mutiny". Relationship: 8th Cousin 2 times removed

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Richard Bedford Bennett (1870-1947)

 

Former Prime Minister
Richard Bedford Bennett was the first Canadian Prime Minister to be a member of the House of Lords. Relationship: 8th Cousin 2 times removed

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George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-)

 

41st President of the United States of America
President George H.W. Bush is known for leading the U.N. coalition in the Gulf War. His presidency saw the fall of the Berlin Wall. Relationship: 9th Cousin

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Lyman Hall (1724-1790)

 

Georgia Representative
Lyman Hall was selected by his parish to represent Georgia in the Continental Congress. He later helped to charter the University of Georgia . Relationship: 5th Cousin 8 times removed

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John Trumbull (1756-1843)

 

American soldier, diplomat, author, painter
After a military career aiding George Washington, John Trumbull went abroad to paint. His skill as an artist went largely unnoticed until the U.S. Senate commissioned him to paint 4 war paintings which now hang in the U.S. Capitol. He went on to be president of the American Academy of Fine Art. Relationship: 7th Cousin 4 times removed

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Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge (1879-1957)

 

First Lady
Grace Goodhue Coolidge was a strong support to her husband, Calvin Coolidge, during his rise in politics. Her extroverted friendliness brought balance to his shyness. Relationship: 8th Cousin 3 times removed

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George Walker Bush (1946-)

 

43rd President of the United States of America
George W. Bush declared a global War on Terrorism and the overthrow of the Taliban. He also adopted the No Child Left Behind Act. Relationship: 9th Cousin 1 times removed

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Lillian Gish (1893-1993)

 

American Actress
Lillian Diana de Guiche, or Lillian Gish, is known as the "first lady of the silent screen" and starred in many silent films including The Birth of a Nation and The Scarlet Letter. Her career spanned over 75 years and countless television and film appearances. Relationship: 9th Cousin 1 times removed

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Orville Wright (1871-1948)

 

American Inventor
Orville and Wilbur Wright were the first people to create a working flying machine, which first flew in 1903. They are also credited with many other aviation inventions. Relationship: 8th Cousin 3 times removed

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Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

 

American Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder's experiences growing up in the unsettled West inspired her famous children's series Little House on the Prairie. Relationship: 9th Cousin 2 times removed

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E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)

 

American Poet
Edward Estlin Cummings' use of unconventional punctuation, syntax, and layout distinguish his poetry. His avant-garde style is still popular and influential today. Relationship: 9th Cousin 2 times removed

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Linus Paulding (1901-1994)

 

American Chemist
Linus Pauling was an American chemist, famous for his work in applying quantum mechanics to chemistry and his campaign against above-ground nuclear testing. For his work in both of these fields he was awarding two Nobel Peace Prizes. Relationship: 10th Cousin

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William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

 

27th President of the United States of America
Taft, serving first as President then as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is the only president to be the head of both the Executive and Judicial branches of government. He was the first president to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery . Relationship: 9th Cousin 2 times removed

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Lucy Ware Webb Hayes (1831-1889)

 

First Lady
Lucy Ware Webb Hayes convinced her husband, Rutherford B. Hayes, to fight in the Union army and to oppose slavery. He later became an influential part of the abolitionist cause. Relationship: 9th Cousin 2 times removed

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Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

 

American Painter
Famous for painting landscapes and his engravings, Winslow Homer was an American artist during the Civil War Era. Homer's subject matter was often pastoral and depicted the farms and landscapes of the United States . Relationship: 9th Cousin 3 times removed

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John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

 

American Author
John Steinbeck's writing is characterized by portrayals of working class families in California . He won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Two of his most famous works are The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. Relationship: 10th Cousin 1 times removed

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)

 

American Architect
Frank Lloyd Wright was an influential American architect. Pioneering the prairie style house and designing the Guggenheim Museum in New York are two of his most famous accomplishments. Relationship: 10th Cousin 1 times removed

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Humphry Davy (1778-1829)

 

English Inventor
Humphry Davy, an English chemist, invented the first electric light. He is also credited with the isolation of many elements through a process we now call electrolysis. Relationship: 10th Cousin 2 times removed

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Bette Davis (1908-1989)

 

American Actress
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was the first actress to receive the American Film Institute's "Lifetime Achievement Award". Her career spanned almost 100 films, including "All About Eve" and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Relationship: 11th Cousin

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Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (1748-1782)

 

First Lady
Martha Jefferson was married to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. She died before her husband became president, so she was never formally given the title of First Lady. Relationship: 10th Cousin 4 times removed

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Jack London (1876-1916)

 

American Author
Jack London (probably born John Griffith Cheney) was one of the first American authors to become financially successful because of his writing. He wrote "The call of the Wild" and "White Fang". Relationship: 12th Cousin

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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

 

English Author
English author Aldous Huxley emigrated to England with his scientifically genius family. He was known for his novels, such as "Brave New World" and "Time Must Have a Stop". Relationship: 12th Cousin 1 times removed

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Robert Graves (1895-1985)

 

English Author
English scholar, poet, and novelist; Robert Graves produced over 140 works. His famous works include The Long Week-End. Relationship: 12th Cousin 1 times removed

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Isaac Newton (1643-1727)

Scientist, Mathematician
Isaac Newton is regarded as one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians in history. He described 3 laws of motion that also govern the entire earth and the celestial bodies surrounding it. Relationship: 16th Cousin 4 times removed


Richard Bruce Cheney (1941 - )

 

46th Vice President of the United States
 In 1978, Cheney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming ; he was reelected five times, eventually becoming House Minority Whip. Cheney was selected to be the Secretary of Defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush's term. During this time, Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions.. Relationship: 9th Cousin


 

File:ThosChittenden.png Thomas Chittenden (January 6, 1730 August 25, 1797)
First Governor of Vermont. Chittenden was born in East Guilford, Connecticut and moved to Vermont in 1774, where he founded the town of Williston. During the American Revolution, Chittenden was a member of a committee empowered to negotiate with the Continental Congress to allow Vermont to join the Union.  3rd Cousin 6 times removed.

Barack Hussein Obama (1961 - )

44th President of the United States
The first African American to be elected President of the United States. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 until he resigned on November 16, 2008, following his election to the Presidency. Relationship: 10th Cousin  

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Alfred Lewis Vail (1807 1859)

Machinist and inventor. Vail was central, with Samuel F. B. Morse, in developing and commercializing the telegraph between 1837 and 1844. Vail and Morse were the first two telegraph operators on Morse's first experimental line between Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and Vail took charge of building and managing several early telegraph 

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