Thank you for waiting for my second installment of my July Dates for the family of Michael and Catherine McCormack.
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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.
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19 Jul 1899 – Katherine Fidelia McCormack married Leon Ray Ingleright, MD. in Lapeer, Michigan. These are my only two pictures of the happy couple. The first picture was taken from another photo that featured Katherine’s parents and her daughter, Violet. The second photo is a composite that I made from the McCormack Family Reunion picture. Katherine and Leon would stay married to each other until Leon’s untimely death in Oct 1953. They would be the proud parents of two children, Violet Cassie and Leon Ray Ingleright, Jr.
19 Jul 1972 – Violet Cassie Ingleright was married to Neil McMillan. It was Violet’s third marriage. It was Neil’s second marriage. His first wife died in 1971. I have no pictures of Neil. He was also the first Scottish member of the extended McCormack family since he was born in Dalry, Scotland.
21 Jul 1910 – Daniel Dacanay Asprin was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. I don’t know much about Daniel other than he was a machinist for most of his life.
23 Jul 1891 – Aubrey Benton Ford was born in Salisbury, Missouri. He is my grandfather. In 1932, he married Alta Lyleth McCormack. A couple of years later, they became the proud parents of a baby girl, my aunt. Then a few years after that, my father and uncle were born. From what I have been told, he was frequently absent from my father’s life. Because of that fact, he and my grandmother were divorced in 1954. Because he died a couple of years after I was born, I was never able to meet him.
24 Jul 2006 – Jimmie David Keen died in Reno, Nevada. Yes, that is her name. According to one of her daughters, she was named after her father, James David Keen. She married James Archer McCormack in May 1944. James and Jimmie were the proud parents of three daughters and a son. An interesting story is that I was told is that the happy couple was married in Nueces, Texas by a Jewish Rabbi. But the most interesting part is that neither the groom or the bride were Jewish!
24 Jul 1867 – Elizabeth Jane Rohr was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Elizabeth is one of my favorite McCormack family members to write about. Once again, please use the search function to look for some of the past articles that I have written about her. Her life is absolutely amazing to me. In brief, she was pregnant with her sixth child when her husband, Edward J. McCormack died. During this time, she and Edward were already parents of four boys and girls. After that, she became the owner of a general store in Mio. Then, when she should’ve been enjoying her “retirement”, she “adopted” her two granddaughters when their mother died unexpectedly and their father was unable to raise them. That is why she is one of my favorite McCormacks to write about.
25 Jul 1909 – Pauline Pearl Humphrey was born in North Star township in Gratiot County, Michigan. I don’t know much at all about her early life. But in Jun 1928, she married the only son of Henry and (the late) Minnie (Van Wormer) McCormack, Charles Harold McCormack. Pauline and Harold were the proud parents of two sons and a daughter. She survived her husband by living an additional thirteen years.
26 Jul 2008 – William A. Gould died. William, the name as I knew him as died for reasons that I haven’t quite understood. What I understand is that he was quite ill the last few years of his life. I remember visiting him when I was growing up. He was a very good guy. He’s one of those people that you are sorry you missed saying goodbye to.
27 Jul 1922 – Dorothy Ellen Wade was born in Grants Pass, Oregon. When Dorothy grew up, she would marry the eldest son of the “West Coast” McCormack clan, Henry Davis McCormack. She and Henry would become the proud parents of three daughters and a son. I have written a few times about Dorothy and the beautiful smile that you see below. Please use the search function to find out more about her.
28 Jul 1919 – Elizabeth “Libby” Lee Heaton was born in Billings, Montana. What I have learned about Libby is all from a self-published book by one of her four sons. One thing that I learned by reading her son’s book was that her father served in the U.S. Army during World War I in France. Her parents were unfortunately divorced when she was two years old and never saw her father again. When she was about 23 years old, she married Gerald Milton McCormack, one of the many sons of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. She and Gerald became the proud parents of four sons and one daughter. One of her prouder moments was the success of one of her sons. He was a prominent attorney where he lived, One of the highlights of his life was the time that he argued a case before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
29 Jul 1991 – Charles Harold McCormack died in Alma, Michigan. Charles was the youngest child of Henry and (the late) Minnie (Van Wormer) McCormack. He had two older sisters, Lucille Mae and Edith Marie. This first picture is of Harold and his two sisters. I believe it was taken at their uncle Will’s (William E. McCormack) house in Otter Lake, Michigan. The second photo is one that I have no information at this time about. It looks like it was taken an official function.
30 Jul 1932 – Alta Lyleth McCormack married Aubrey Benton Ford. Please see my above entry for Aubrey Ford.
31 Jul 1984 – Kathryn Elizabeth “Betty” (Coon) Miller died in Dewitt, Michigan. I wish I had something to say about “Betty” but I don’t. All I know about her is that she was married twice and had at least one child (the one in the below picture).
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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!