Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
HIRAM MCKENZIE was born in Essex county, New York, in 1817, and came to Portland in 1837. He is a cooper by trade, and worked some time for Job DODGE, making pork barrels. He is now a resident of Yorktown, Bureau county. Mr.MCKENZIE married Miss Cordelia CHUBBUCK, in 1837. The children of this marriage are: Virgil A., who married Miss Nettie BROWN, Lovina M., who married Ansel BURDICK; Albert E., who married Francis HODGEBORN; and Lucinda A., who married Austin FOY. Mrs. MCKENZIE died, and in 1875. Mr. MCKENZIE married Elsie PELTON.