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Katherine Van Etta Medill McCormick
Date: 1853 - 1932
Remarks: Katherine Van Etta Medill was the daughter of Joseph Medill and Katherine (Patrick) Medill. Mr. Medill was the owner and editor of the "Chicago Tribune" and a former mayor of Chicago. In 1876 she was married to Robert Sanderson McCormick (1849-1919), nephew of Cyrus McCormick, a prominent inventor. Robert McCormick served diplomatic missions in Austria, Russia, Japan, and France. The couple had two sons: Joseph Medill McCormick (former U.S. Senator from Illinois) and Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick, a publisher of the Chicago Tribune.