July Dates for the Clan McCormack, Pt. I

I would like to take some time to remember some important events and an interesting tidbit or two in the lives of members of the Clan McCormack for the month of July. I am also going to do something different this month because there are so many entries. I will publish one-half today and the remaining entries as soon as possible.


4 Jul 2004 Elizabeth “Libby” Lee (Heaton) McCormack died. “Libby” was the wife and widow of Gerald M. McCormack, the son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack “Libby” was the proud mother of 4 sons and one daughter.


Elizabeth “Libby” Lee (Hinton) McCormack

4 Jul 1851 – Smith Addy was born in Leeds, England. Smith and his family emigrated to Canada sometime in the second half of the 1850s. He would later be married to a woman in Massachusetts, but that wouldn’t last. Then in 1881, he would marry Michael McCormack’s eldest daughter, Delilah Elizabeth McCormack. They would have six children, but only two of them would survive infancy and childhood to adulthood. In 1905, his wife Delilah would die and that incident would change his and his family’s life forever.

6 Jul 1898 Edna Ruth McCormack was born in Vienna Township, Montmorency County, Michigan. Edna was the youngest of the six children of Edward James and Elizabeth Jane (Rohr) McCormack. Later in her life, she would take over the McCormack General Store that her mother, Elizabeth had started sometime in the 1920s.


Edna Ruth (McCormack) Hebestreit at her birthday party

6 Jul 1939 – Edna Ruth McCormack married Harold Hebestreit in Cheboygan, Michigan.

7 Jul 1897 – William McCormack married Lavina Jane Hemingway in Otter Lake, Michigan. Both were residents of Otter Lake for years prior to their marriage. It was the second marriage for William and the first for Lavina. They would become the proud parents of one boy (Merle Hemingway) and two girls (Alta Lyleth and Ruth Eleanor).


William & Lavina

William E. McCormack and Lavina Jane Hemingway


9 Jul 1853 – William E. McCormack was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. His parents were Michael and Catherine (Payne) McCormack. William didn’t spend a lot of time in Kilkenny as he and his parents left Ireland in Oct 1853.

William McCormack in front of his house in Otter Lake

William E. McCormack at his house in Otter Lake, Michigan

9 Jul 1998 – Ruth Eleanor (McCormack) Farrell died in Sarasota, Florida. She was the last child of William E. and Lavina Jane (Hemingway) McCormack. Her older brother and sister were Merle Hemingway and Alta Lyleth (my grandmother). She was survived by her husband, Arthur W. Farrell and two children.

Aunt Ruth

Ruth Eleanor (McCormack) Farrell at her summer cabin

11 Jul 1923 – Lois Elizabeth VanMeter was born, to the best of my knowledge, in Moline, Illinois. She would later marry James Archer McCormack, Sr. (his second marriage).

13 Jul 1895 – William Fred “Ted” Crozier was born in Ithaca, Michigan. He would marry Lucille Mae McCormack, the eldest daughter of Henry and Minnie (Van Wormer) McCormack. He would help run his father-in-law’s store. I do have an interesting story to share about William. On opening day of the 1938 deer hunting season in Michigan, he would make the pages of the Battle Creek Enquirer by bagging an eight-point buck.

Fred Crozier & Lucille McCormack II

William Fred “Ted” and Lucille Mae (McCormack) Crozier

15 Jul 2009 – Maurice LeRoy “Doc” McCormack died. “Doc” as he was known to most of his friends and family, was the youngest son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. He holds a special place in my heart because it was of his efforts that I was able to make contact with his branch of the Clan McCormack. For many years, he worked for the California Dept. of Fish and Game.

Doc McCormack

Maurice Leroy “Doc” McCormack

16 Jul 1925 – Raymond Louis Tougeron, Sr. was born in Marin County, California. Ray would marry Ethel Rebecca McCormack, the daughter of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. His parents were immigrants from France. During World War II, he joined the Navy in Oct 1942. He would be the proud father of four children, three boys, and one girl.


Raymond Louis Tougeron, Sr.

18 Jul 1983 – Roy D. Ellingham died in Detroit, Michigan. Roy was the husband of Lura Grace Coon, the eldest daughter of Alfred Rinehart and Grace Ellen (McCormack) Coon.

18 Jul 1903 – Neil McMillan was born in Dalry, Scotland. Neil was the third and last husband of Violet Cassie Ingleright, the eldest child of Leon Ray and Katherine Fidelia (McCormack) Ingleright. He emigrated to the United States as a young man in 1923.

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I would like to remind everyone that there is a lot more to the people listed here than what I have written. If you have anything you would like to add about any of these people, please feel free to contact me. You can also talk on your own about any of these people that you know. I also would like to thank my many McCormack relatives that contributed the photos that you are able to enjoy. 

I also would like to thank my many McCormack relatives that contributed the photos that you are able to enjoy. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something!

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P.S. If you see anything that needs correcting, please let me know! Thanks again!


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