I will be on vacation until May 22nd or 23rd. Thanks for stopping by!
Today, I would like to do a variation on today’s theme. Instead of just one child and their headstone, I would like to honor a group of children. I also don’t have any pictures of their graves or gravestones. The children that I would like to honor are
Maud E. Addy, b. 31 Jan 1882 d. 16 Oct 1882
Sarah May Addy, b. 15 Feb 1883 d. 16 Sep 1884
Katie S. Addy, b. 31 May 1887 d. 20 Nov 1888
Suray Vey Addy, b. 23 Aug 1888 d. 1890
Their mother was Delilah Elizabeth McCormack Addy. I don’t know where Maud and Katie are buried. Sarah May is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Janesville, Wisconsin. I think Sarah is buried in the paupers section of Oak Hill. I don’t know where Suray Vey is buried because I don’t know where her parents where at the time. Delilah did have two children that did live into adulthood.
God Bless the infant Addy children.
Today, I would like to share this photo of the tombstone of William E. McCormack, formerly of Big Creek, Michigan and late of Englewood, Florida.
This William E. McCormack is NOT my great grandfather of Otter Lake, Michigan. This William is the nephew of the other William. William’s parents are Edward J. and Elizabeth J. McCormack. I don’t know a lot about William. Some of what I do know, is that when he lived in the Big Creek area of Northern Michigan, he was a logger. I believe that he moved to Florida in his latter years for health reasons. He is buried in the Lemon Bay Historical Cemetery located in Englewood, Florida.
1. photo of tombstone of William E. McCormack, , 2009, privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2009
Today I would like to share the 1900 Census for John Michael McCormack and his small family. This is the first census for John Michael since he was a young man in 1870 census.Here is the portion of the census that we are concerned with today. They were enumerated on the 1st of June 1900. The extracted information for the household is;
name, relation, color of race, sex, date of birth, age, martial status, years married, # of children, # of children living, place of birth, place of birth father, place of birth mother, year of immigration, # of years in U.S., naturalization, occupation, attended school, read, write, speak English, own or rent, owned free or mortgage, farm or house
1. John Michael McCormack, Head, White, Male, Apr 1860, 40, Married, 11, Canada, Ohio, Ohio, 1870, 30, Marble Cutter, Yes, Yes, Yes, R, (F?), H
2. Gertrude McCormack, wife, white, female, Apr 1865, 35, Married, 11, 1,1, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Yes, Yes, Yes
3. Henry P(eacock) McCormack, son, white, male, June 1891, 8, Single, Nevada, Canada, Nevada, at school, Yes, Yes, Yes
One thing that we can see is wrong here is where this census says that John Michael’s parents were born. John Michael’s parents were NOT born in Ohio. They probably traveled through Ohio from Kentucky to Michigan or Canada, but they definitely were not born there. Also, Gertrude was the mother of three children, NOT just one. Unfortunately, her first two children did not live. I have the feeling that someone outside of the family gave the enumerator the information. Another reason why I say that is that, I believe that John Michael owned the place, which was the hotel, that he and his family lived at.
What we learned from this census, besides the many errors in my opinion, is that John Michael might have been naturalized in 1870 at the age of ten when he lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan with his parents, Michael and Catherine. That is something that I will have to check out is the possibility that someone not of an adult age could be naturalized. I thought that someone had to wait until they became an adult to get naturalized.
1. 1900 United States Federal Census, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, population schedule, Ward 3, ED 41, Pg. Sheet 1A (written), dwelling 2, family 2, John Michael McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 3 Mar 2007, citing Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
Today I would like to share a photo that was shared with me. This is Margaret Myrtle VanWormer McCormack.Margaret was the first wife of (Thomas) Henry McCormack. She died on 27 Apr 1918 in Battle Creek, Michigan  of a tumor. She is buried in the Ithaca Cemetery’s mausoleum along with her husband. They had three children, Lucille May, Edith Marie and Charles Harold.
1. Margaret VanWormer, , before 1918, privately held by Lance Andrewsen, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Salt Lake City, Utah, 2012
2. “Minnie Myrtle Van Wormer,” Obituary, 2 May 1918, Gratiot County (Ithaca, MI) Herald, Pg. 1-4, col. 2, 7-8, digital image.
1. Three Generations of the Henry McCormack family, , ca. 1933-1936, privately held by Lance Andrewsen, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Salt Lake City, Utah, 2012
Maybe I should call this Tombstoneless Tuesday?Do you see what I mean? Frank and Cora do NOT have a tombstone. I have some indication, from certain papers from Frank’s probate file, that Frank or someone paid for a tombstone. If that is true, I don’t know why they don’t have one. Here is a picture of Cora. I did some pricing on a simple tombstone/marker and it would cost $600 – 800. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of Frank.