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McGuffey, William Holmeslocked

(23 September 1800–04 May 1873)
  • John Hardin Best


McGuffey, William Holmes (23 September 1800–04 May 1873), textbook writer and teacher, was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, the son of Alexander McGuffey and Anna Holmes, farmers of Scot and Scotch-Irish ancestry. McGuffey was raised on the family’s frontier homestead in Trumbull County in the Western Reserve in Ohio. The family’s struggles to clear the land and establish a working farm shaped the values that permeated the ...

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