Census Sunday – Frank and Cora McCormack in the 1910 Census

For today’s Census Sunday post, I would like to share a census for one of Michael McCormack’s “lesser” known sons, Frank J. McCormack. The census that I would like to share is the 1910 census. It is only the second census that Frank would be enumerated onto once he became an adult.

1910 U.S. Federal Census

1910 U.S. Federal Census [1]

This is the portion of the census that we are most concerned about;

1910 Census snippet

1910 Census snippet

They were enumerated on the 21st of Apr 1910. Frank and Cora were enumerated on lines 95 and 96 respectively. The extracted information for the household is;

House number, Number of dwelling house in order of visitation, Number of family in order of visitation, Name, Relation, Sex, Color or race, Age at last birthday, marital status, # of years married, mother of X number of children, # of children living, place of birth of this person, place of birth of father, place of birth of mother, year of immigration to U.S., naturalized or alien, language spoken, trade or profession, nature of industry, employee or employer, out of work on 15 Apr 1910, # of wks out of work during 1909, read, write, attended school in 1909, owned or rented, owned free or mortgaged, farm or house.

1. 164 (Schuyler Avenue), x, x, McCormack Frank, Head, M, W, 43, M, 13, Canada, Canada, Canada, 1867, NA, English, Laborer, Railroad, W, No, 0, yes, yes, , O(wned), F(ree), H(ome)
2. McCormack Catherine, Wife, F, W, 41, M, 13, New York, New York, New York, English, none, yes, yes

One nice thing that we see on this census is the street address where Frank and (it’s) Cora lived. It is 164 Schuyler Avenue. I am sure that back then it looked COMPLETELY different from it does today. There are several “errors” that one can see. Frank’s parents were NOT born in Canada. Frank was, but not his parents. His wife’s name is listed as Catherine [2]. I have several documents that state that her first name was Coraline (Anna Baldwin). Also, according to the 1900 Census [3], Cora’s father and mother were born in New York and Germany, respectively. Frank’s job description also changed from the 1900 census. But with someone like Frank, his job description was always changing.

Unfortunately, this would be the last census that both Frank and Cora would be listed on. Almost 6 years later, Cora would die and the year after, Frank would die too. I can only guess that he died heartbroken.

Thanks for stopping by and I hoped you learned something.


1. 1910 United States Federal Census, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, population schedule, Ward 2, ED 107, Frank J. McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 27 Oct 2009, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
2. “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKF5-51Q : accessed 03 Jun 2013), Catherine McCormack, 1910.
3. “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSWL-F9Q : accessed 03 Jun 2013), Cora McCormick in entry for Frank J McCormick, 1900.


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