Charles Follen McKim was born August 24, 1847, in Isabella Furnace,
Pennsylvania. His father, James M. McKim, was a Presbyterian clergyman
and was also a leading activist for the abolitionist cause. Mr. McKim
was overseas when Sarah McKim, his wife, was visiting her sister, whose
husband owned and operated Isabella Furnace. Charles McKim had a
sister Lucy, who was five years older and an adopted sister named
Annie. Later in his life, his religion and family, especially his
father, had a positive impact on his ambitions and style.
At the age of ten, Charles McKim was sent to Theodore D. Weld School
in New Jersey and then attended a Philadelphia public school for three
years. When he was 16, Charles decid
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