[p. 806] a leading citizen of Ellwood City and a member of the firm of McKim Bros., dealers in furniture, at No. 229 Sixth Street, was born in North Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, April 20, 1875, and is a son of Frank W. and Margaret C. (Campbell) McKim.
The parents of Mr. McKim were both natives of Pennsylvania. In 1865 the father came into possession of the old homestead by purchase and resided there during his active years. He died at Ellwood City in December, 1907. His widow survives. They had the following children: Ella, William J., Martha, Charles, Lewis, John G., Frank, Bird, Samuel, Wilbert and Margaretta.
John G. McKim attended the public schools of Franklin Township and in 1892-93 the Slippery Rock Normal School. His first industrial position was that of shipping clerk in a glass manufacturing concern. In November, 1905, with his brother, Frank C. McKim, he embarked in the furniture business at Ellwood City, where, through their enterprise and honest dealing, the firm has built up an enormous trade, the volume of business aggregating in the past year some $10,000.
In politics Mr. McKim is an ardent Republican and he takes much interest in civic affairs, devoting time and money to promoting the general welfare. He is serving as president of the Board of Health of Ellwood City. He is fraternally connected with the Knights of the Golden Eagles. For the past seven years he has been an elder in the United Presbyterian Church at Ellwood City.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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