Important July Dates for the McCormack clan

Here are the important July dates for the McCormack clan. I wish I could post more for each person and event. Remembering these people and what they did and happened to them is very important.

4 Jul 2004 – Elizabeth “Libby” Lee Heaton died. She was married to Gerald “Mac” M. McCormack. She was mother of four boys and one girl.
4 Jul 1851 – Smith Addy was born. He became Michael’s first son-in-law by marrying his oldest daughter, Delilah Elizabeth McCormack. He was also born in England.
6 Jul 1898 – Edna Ruth McCormack was born somewhere in Montmorency County, Michigan. She was the daughter of Edward James and Elizabeth Jane (Rohr/Dimmick) McCormack. She also took over McCormack General Store located in Mio, Michigan after her mother passed away.
7 Jul 1897 – William E. McCormack married LaVina Jane Hemingway. LaVina was William’s second wife. They most likely married at the Hemingway home in Marathon Township where her immediate and extended family lived all over the township. She also gave her new husband a pocket watch as a wedding present. It is still in the family to this day!
8 Jul 1986 – Dudley B. Palmer died in West Branch, Michigan. His first wife was Lura Maude McCormack, daughter of Edward James and Elizabeth Jane (Rohr/Dimmick) McCormack.
9 Jul 1853 – William E. McCormack was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. He didn’t live long in Kilkenny as he and his parents, Michael and Catherine McCormack left Ireland by Oct 1853.
9 Jul 1998 – Ruth Eleanor McCormack Farrell died in Englewood, Florida. She was the youngest daughter of William E. and LaVina Jane (Hemingway) McCormack. In 1925, she and her older sister, Alta (my grandmother) went to Europe.
9 Jun 1964 – William Fred Crozier died in Ithaca, Michigan. He married Lucille May McCormack, the oldest daughter of Henry and Minnie (VanWormer) McCormack. He helped his father-in-law, Henry, to manage the McCormack General Store. (There were McCormack General Stores located in Mio, Otter Lake and Ithaca each owned/managed by members of the McCormack family.)
11 Jul 1923 – Lois Elizabeth VanMeter was born. She was the second wife of James Archer McCormack Sr.
15 Jul 2009 – Maurice LeRoy “Doc” McCormack died. “Doc” (I believe) worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. He might have worked at one of the two fisheries located near Lone Pine, CA which I once visited. He was the youngest son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.
15 Jun 1956 – LaVina Jane Hemingway McCormack died in Flint, Michigan. She was my great-grandmother and distantly related to the Ernest Hemingway!
16 Jul 2005 – Demingo “Frank” Anthony Damas died. Frank was married to my cousin, Sandy.
16 Jul 1925 – Raymond Louis Tougeron was born in Marin County, California. His parents were from France. He married Ethel Rebecca “Becky” McCormack. She was the daughter of Henry Peacock and Ethel Davis.
17 Jun 1904 – Charles Harold McCormack was born Ithaca, Michigan. He was the youngest child of Henry and Minne (VanWormer) McCormack.
18 Jul 1983 – Roy D. Ellingham died in Detroit, Michigan. Roy was the husband of Lura Grace Coon, daughter of Dr. Alfred R. and Grace Ellen (McCormack) Coon. I have seen some evidence to suggest that Roy may have been born in England.
18 Jul 1903 – Neil McMillan was born. Prior to when I started writing this, I had thought Neil had been born in Connecticut. It turns out that he was born in Dalry, Scotland. [1]
19 Jul 1899 – Leon Ray Ingleright, M.D. married Katherine Fidelia McCormack. Katherine was the youngest daughter and child of Michael and Catherine McCormack.
21 Jul 1910 – Daniel Dacanay Asprin was born in Binalayan, Philippines. He later married Margaret Lorraine Coon, the youngest daughter of Dr. Alfred R. and Grace Ellen (McCormack) Coon.
23 Jul 1891 – Aubrey Ford was born. He was my grandfather.
24 Jul 2006 – Jimmie Dale Keen died in Sparks, Nevada. Jimmie was the first wife of James Archer McCormack, Sr. She was also the proud mother of three girls and a boy.
24 Jul 1867 – Elizabeth Jane Rohr/Dimmick was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I have some confusion as to her actual last name. I believe that she was born as a Rohr but at some point she adopted by the Dimmick family.
25 Jul 1909 – Pauline Pearl Humphrey was born in North Star Twp., Gratiot County, Michigan. She was married to C. Harold McCormack and the proud mother to two boys and one girl.
26 Jul 2008 – William A. Gould died in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was told that he had been quite ill before his early death. He was only 45 when he passed away.
27 Jul 1922 – Dorothy Ellen Wade was born in Grants Pass, Oregon. She was married to Henry Davis McCormack, the eldest son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. She was also the proud mother to one son and four girls.
28 Jul 1919 – Elizabeth “Libby” Lee Heaton was born in Billings, Montana. See her entry at the beginning of this post. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Dade Heaton and Emily Compton Covert.
31 Jul 1984 – Kathryn Elizabeth “Betty” Coon died in Dewitt, Michigan. She was the middle daughter of Dr. Alfred R. and Grace Ellen (McCormack) Coon.

I would like to remind everyone that there is a lot more to the people listed here. If you have anything you would like to add about any of these people, please feel free to contact me. I also would like to thank you for stopping by and I hope you learned something.


1. Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006,” database with images, <i>FamilySearch</i> ( : 11 June 2015), Mr Neil Mcmillan, 1988; citing various offices and archives, Michigan


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