McCORMICK, James, second son of James McCormick and his wife, Eliza Buehler, was born October 31, 1832, in Harrisburg, Pa. He was educated in the common schools, Captain Partridge's military institute, the Harrisburg Academy, graduating from Yale College in 1853; studied law under his father; was admitted to the bars of Dauphin and Cumberland counties, and practiced for several years. Upon the death of his father, he became one of the trustees of his estate, a charge that absorbed his time and attention to such a degree that he abandoned his profession. The magnitude of this estate and the enterprises conducted under it require caution, prudence and judgment in its management. Mr. McCormick has shown all these qualities in the successful performance of his duties. He has never held political office, but in the religious and charitable work of the day occupies a conspicuous position. He had been an elder in the Pine Street Presbyterian church from 1858 to 1894,a successful Sunday-school tutor, president and trustee of the Young Menís Christian Association; in all the active work of his denomination a most efficient and liberal agent; a large contributor to the Home for the Friendless, Harrisburg: to all charitable objects, and, from its opening, president of the Harrisburg Hospitalóone of its most active, attentive and competent advisers. He married, May 26, 1859, at Harrisburg, Pa., Mary Wilson Alricks, born November 24, 1833; died August 5, 1881., at Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter of Herman Alricks and Mary Wilson Kerr.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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