S1 – Blog 03: Notable Rural Americans – What Lessons Can We Learn from the Passing of John Mahoney?

Many Americans recognize beloved actor John Mahoney from his days as Frasier's dad, Martin Crane on the hit NBC sitcom.  However, most natives of Forgottonia may not realize that Mahoney actually lived in McDonough County for a time as a young man.  Although he was actually born in England and associated most with living in Chicago, he came to Macomb, IL to live with his sister where he studied at Quincy University and joined the army to help him become a citizen faster. 

History of all 16 counties: #10 McDonough County

McDONOUGH COUNTY POPULATION: 32,612 INTERESTING FACTS: Originally named after War 1812 hero Thomas Mcdonough. Land was originally set aside for veterans of the war of 1812.  The county is actually a perfect square with the courthouse in its center. MAJOR CITIES: Macomb: Population - 21,516. Named for General Alexander Macomb from the war of 1812. …