Hi once again! Today, I would like to wish a couple of family members a Happy Birthday!
Today, 7 Apr, is the birthday of which I believe are the first McCormack twins, John Michael and his brother, for which a lack of a better name, “Patrick J.” If they both had lived today, they would 155 years old! Just imagine the history that they would have seen! John Michael and his brother, Patrick their parents were Michael and Catherine McCormack.
Both boys were born in or near London, Ontario, Canada when the family lived in Canada. On a side note, I am not sure why they moved to Canada although I think that the (American) Civil War had something to do with it.
Unfortunately, “Patrick J.” did not live as the census indicates. Here is one of my many pictures of John Michael;
This is my favorite of him. I don’t exactly when this picture was taken but I am guessing sometime in the mid 1880s. There has been a “suggestion” out there in the family that John Michael was involved with the building of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. From there to the wild western city of Reno, Nevada in the mid 1880s. There he met and married a young lady named Gertrude Angeline Peacock.
This is how John Michael made his early fortune.
From a monument company to a gas station;
Then from a monument company and a gas station to a hotel;
I also would like to show you John Michael’s only surviving son, Henry Peacock McCormack;
I think that I have briefly covered portions of John Michael McCormack’s life and discussed certain members of his extended family.
Here are some links that discussed his life either in part or total;
Happy Birthday, John Michael McCormack! Happy Birthday to his brother, “Patrick J.”!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something!