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AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE OF
WILLIAM McKINLEY


CHAPTER I


Birth and Birthplace of William McKinley—Ancestry—Early Training—Honesty and Truthfulness—First Days at School


"William was always a good boy. I could always depend upon him. He never gave me a cross word, and I don't believe he ever told me a lie."

Such are the well-remembered words of Mrs. Nancy McKinley, and they were the keynote of success in the life of the son who afterward became the President of our country. He was considerate to the last degree of his mother, his wife, his friends, and the welfare of his nation, and winning the high place that he did for himself, his life is well

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