Wednesday’s Child – Michael and Catherine’s unnamed child?

For today’s Wednesday Child post, I would like to talk about the infant child of Michael and Catherine McCormack. I named him Patrick John McCormack, because it looks like the last entry is a P. J. McCormack. Although if you look across the page to the entry where it states that one child died in 1860 and that the “unnamed” child died of consumption or more commonly known today as pulmonary tuberculosis or TB that this child was not named. At least for me, there is some confusion.

The 1861 Canada West Census

The 1861 Canada West Census [1]

Unfortunately, we don’t know the name of that child. His name hasn’t been discussed in any family folklore that I have heard of.  I guess the few things that we can pull from this census form is that the child was baptized as a Roman Catholic, that he was born in Canada West (Ontario) and that he died of consumption/pulmonary tuberculosis. One thing that we don’t know, as of yet, is where the child was buried. One could only guess that it would be somewhere in the London, Ontario area. Right?

Whether the child was named Patrick or not, we would like to honor his memory.

Thanks for stopping by!

Footnote;

1. Ontario Census, 1861, Ontario, Canada, Ward St. Lawrence, ED 1, Pg. 4 and 62 (stamped), family 33, Michael McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 9 Sep 2012, citing Year: 1861; Census Place: London, Middlesex, Canada West; Roll: C-1050-1051; Page: 4.2. Ontario Census, 1861, Ontario, Canada, Ward St. Lawrence, ED 1, Pg. 4 and 62 (stamped), family 33, Michael McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 9 Sep 2012, citing Year: 1861; Census Place: London, Middlesex, Canada West; Roll: C-1050-1051; Page: 4.

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