Important October Dates for the Clan of Michael McCormack

Each month, I like to take some time to remember some important events and an interesting tidbit or two in the lives of members of the Clan (Michael) McCormack for the month of October. I apologize for being so tardy in publishing this month’s family announcements!

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2 Oct 1933 Mildred Francis Boston was born. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Mildred would be the future wife of Maurice “Doc” McCormack (the last of six sons of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. She would be the proud mother of a son and two daughters.

3 Oct 1880 Amos L. Woodbury was born in Lockport, Ohio (Rockport is located near Cleveland, Ohio). Amos would marry Grace Ellen McCormack (Coon). Amos was a florist and gardener in the St. Johns, Michigan area.

Amos L. Woodbury

Amos L. Woodbury

4 Oct 1996 Edith Marie (McCormack) Bird died. Edith was the second daughter and middle child or Henry and Minnie Myrtle (Van Wormer) McCormack. After WWII, her husband John C. Bird was in Japan for the reconstruction efforts. She was the proud mother of two sons and two daughters. While in Japan, Edith and John adopted two Japanese/American children.

Edith Marie McCormack

Edith Marie (McCormack) Bird

6 Oct 1858 Lura Grace Roys was born. She was born in Belleville, Michigan. She grew in Ypsilanti where she met and would later marry William E. McCormack. Lura was the proud mother of one daughter, Grace Ellen McCormack.

6 Oct 2002 Violet Cassie Ingleright died. She died in Niles, Michigan. Violet led an interesting life. She attended the University of Michigan as a music student. She was also a member of two “girl” groups, “Violet Joy and the Bluebelles” and “The Brickheads” all redhead girl band. As far as I have been able to determine, she was married three times. I have some indication that she may have been married a fourth time. I had the real pleasure to meet her one time. She told me a story about her maternal grandparents, Michael and Catherine that they only spoke (Irish) Gaelic behind closed doors and never in front of their children.

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Violet Cassie Ingleright

10 Oct 1849 Catherine Payne married James Steele. This is interesting because it was Catherine’s first marriage and it occurred in Dublin! We think that she was from County Cork. I’ve asked before if she was from County Cork, what was she doing in Dublin?

Catherine McCormack

Catherine (Payne) McCormack

10 Oct 1983 Frances Myrtle (Foster) Addy died. She was the wife of Robert Orrin Addy (grandson of Delilah Elizabeth McCormack). She was the proud mother of two children, one boy, and one girl.

11 Oct 1945 Robert Michael McCormack married Jewel Beatrice Hassell. They were married in Port Arthur, Texas. Robert was a “hotshot” WWII P-51 Mustang pilot. According to one of their sons, the picture was taken sometime in 1970.

 

Bob & Jewel @ 1970

Robert Michael & Jewel Beatrice (Hassell) McCormack

 

12 Oct 1992 Gertrude “Betty” Jeanette (McCormack) Waltz died. She died in Reno, Nevada. Betty was the second child of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. When she was a young lady, Betty was a lifeguard. After her time as a lifeguard came to an end, she married Charles W. Waltz in Jan 1940. She then became the proud mother of three sons and one daughter.

Betty J McCormack Waltz

Gertrude “Betty” J. McCormack Waltz

13 Oct 1854 Delilah Elizabeth McCormack was born. She was born in Kentucky. Delilah was the oldest daughter of Michael and Catherine (Payne) McCormack. The family story about Delilah is that she was born when her mother, Catherine stopped to visit her brother in Harrodsburg. Preliminary research suggests that she might have been named after her mother’s sister-in-law. She was the proud mother of six children, unfortunately of which only two survived childhood.

13 Oct 1985 Donald James McCormack died in Mio, Michigan. Donald was the middle child and son of Edward and Elizabeth (Rohr) McCormack. For most of his life, Don was a local farmer and logger. Unfortunately, he never married or had any children.

14 Oct 1896 Frank J. McCormack married Cora Anna Baldwin. They got married in Janesville, Wisconsin. Cora was from Janesville. I don’t have any evidence to support this theory, but I think that Frank and Cora met and married because of Frank’s sister, Delilah lived in Janesville during the mid-1880’s. Of the happy couple, I only have a picture of the lovely bride.

 

Cora Baldwin (Master - Preview)

Cora Ann (Baldwin) McCormack

 

20 Oct 1864 Hilmar N. Nilsen was born. He was born somewhere in Norway. He emigrated to the United States as a young man sometime in 1886 and was naturalized in May 1897.

26 Oct 1925 William “Bill” D. McCormack was born in Reno, Nevada. His parents were Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. He would later marry Suzanne Mae Smith in Jan 1947. He would be the proud father of two sons and a daughter.

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William D. McCormack

27 Oct 1921 Smith Addy died. Smith was the husband of Delilah Elizabeth McCormack. He died in Schenectady, New York. He had worked for the American Locomotive Company. He had been born near Leeds, England.

27 Oct 1953 Leon Ray Ingleright died. Leon was the first of four Inglerights to bear that name. He died in his hometown of Niles, Michigan. He was born in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He attended medical school in Chicago, IL and became a physician in 1901. An interesting note is that he was the attending physician for his sister-in-law, Minnie when her son, Charles Barnes died. So far, I only have one vague picture of Leon.

 

Leon Ray Ingleright, MD.

Dr. Leon R. Ingleright

 

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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.

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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September Dates for the Clan Michael McCormack

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 (Michael) McCormack for the month of September.

1 Sep 1824 Michael McCormack was born. As far as I know, Michael was from County Kilkenny. Or at least I think he was. My evidence is skimpy at best. What I do know is that he married Catherine (Payne) Steele in (the city of) Kilkenny at St. Mary’s Church and that his first son and child, William E. was born in Kilkenny. Also, from his marriage certificate that I show below, his father was identified as Patrick McCormack, a farmer.

Michael McCormack

Michael McCormack

2 Sep 1995 – Lois Elizabeth VanMeter died. She died in Sparks, Nevada. She was the second wife of James Archer McCormack, Sr. They married in 1979. Unfortunately, I have no picture of Lois.

2 Sep 1895 – Lura Grace Roys died. Lura was the first wife of William E. McCormack, my (paternal) great-grandfather. She died in Otter Lake, Michigan quite possibly at her home on Detroit Street. While she was alive, she and William had one child, a daughter Grace Ellen McCormack. She was born in Belleville, Michigan and got married to William in Ypsilanti, Michigan on 29 Nov 1883. I also don’t have a picture of Lura.

4 Sep 1923 – Jewel Beatrice Hassell was born. Jewel was the wife of the late Robert M. McCormack. Robert was the son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. Jewel was born and grew up in Port Arthur, Texas.

Jewel Hassell McCormack in her wedding dress

18 Sep 2007 – Robert Michael McCormack died. He died in Laurel, Mississippi where he was a long time resident. Robert was the son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. Robert was the proud father of three sons. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. In WWII, he flew P-51 Mustangs.

Robert Michael McCormack

Robert Michael McCormack

23 Sep 1928 – Ethel Rebecca McCormack was born. Ethel was the daughter of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. She was born in Reno, Nevada as were several of her brothers and sisters. In 1950, she married Raymond Louis Tougeron, Sr. They later became the proud parents of three sons and a daughter. She is another one of the “West Coast” McCormacks that have a very happy smile!

Ethel Rebecca

Ethel Rebecca McCormack Tougeron

25 Sep 2012 – Richard Curtis Ford died. Richard, or as I called him, Uncle Dick, was my uncle. He and my dad were twins. His parents were Aubrey and Alta (McCormack) Ford. He went to school at Michigan Technological University located in Houghton, Michigan for a year or two. After Houghton where he began his lifelong career in forestry, he and his young family moved out to the state of Washington in the great Pacific Northwest. In 1986, I got out of the Army and drove up to his house outside of Port Angeles, Washington where I spent the summer lounging on his deck.

Richard C. Ford

Richard “Dick” Curtis Ford

26 Sep 1853 – Michael McCormack married Catherine (Payne), Steele. This union of these two people began the McCormack clan as I know it. For Michael, it was his first marriage. For Catherine, it was her second.

Michael & Catherine

Michael & Catherine McCormack

Marriage Certificate 1 - Michael & Catherine

Marriage certificate for Michael and Catherine

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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!

 

August Dates for the Clan Michael McCormack

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 Michael McCormack for the month of August. I apologize for being SO late in publishing this post.

1 Aug 1914 – Ethel Davis married Henry Peacock McCormack. They were married in the city of Sacramento, California. They became the proud parents of seven boys and three girls.

HP & Ethel

Henry Peacock & Ethel (Davis) McCormack

9 Aug 1913 – Catherine (Payne) McCormack died in Otter Lake, Michigan. Her husband, Michael had died the previous November. I am not sure where she was born. Family lore suggested County Cork, Ireland.

Catherine McCormack

Catherine (Payne) McCormack

11 Aug 1999 – Arthur Willard Farrell died in Englewood, Florida. Arthur was the husband of Ruth Eleanor McCormack. He was the proud father of a son and daughter.

Art in Havana

Arthur W. Farrell in Havana

11 Aug 1923 – Phyllis Louise Trevellyan was born. She was the wife of Robert Orrin Addy. She was born in Chicago, Illinois. She and Robert are the proud parents of three daughters. I do have a picture of Phyllis, but it is not a very good picture so I don’t want to use it.

16 Aug 2007 – Nella Mae McCormack died. Nella was the third daughter of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. She was the proud mother of three boys.

 

Nella Mae McCormack Lowney

Nella Mae McCormack

 

22 Aug 1998 – Gerald “Mac” Milton McCormack died. He died in Bellingham, Washington. When he died, he left his wife Elizabeth “Libby” Lee (Heaton), McCormack. He was the proud father of four sons and one daughter. One of his sons was a very successful attorney who wrote a very good book about his parent’s genealogy. One thing that I learned about Gerald from his son’s book, that he was a mechanical engineering genius.

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Gerald “Mac” McCormack

22 Aug 1926 – Margaret Williams Murphy married Leon Ray “Doc” Ingleright II. They were married in South Bend, Indiana the home of Notre Dame University.

24 Aug 1903 – Leon Ray “Doc” Ingleright II was born. Leon was born in Rose City, Michigan where his father was an aspiring doctor. He later ran a successful pharmacy in Eau Clare, Michigan. He also was a prominent local politician. In 1949, he was the village president of Eau Clare.

 

Leon Doc Ingleright II

Leon Ray “Doc” Ingleright II

 

26 Aug 1874 – Lavina Jane (Hemingway) McCormack was born in Otter Lake, Michigan. Her parents were Ernest Needham and Ann (Harris) Hemingway. Lavina was the proud mother of three children and one step-daughter.

 

Lavina and daughter Ruth

Lavina J. McCormack and daughter Ruth about 1908.

 

26 Aug 1863 – Henry McCormack was born. Like all of his brothers, except for his older brother William, Henry was born in London, Ontario, Canada. When he grew up, he became a successful merchant beginning in Ypsilanti, Au Sable and finally Ithaca. He was first married to Minnie Myrtle Van Wormer in 1890 and they later had two daughters and one son. After the death of his first wife, he married the former Margaret (Iseman) Naugle in 1920.

Henry McCormack

a young Henry McCormack

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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!

July Dates for the Clan McCormack, Pt. II

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.

Leon Ray Ingleright, MD.

Leon Ray Ingleright, MD.

Aunt Katherine

Katherine Fidelia (McCormack) Ingleright

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.

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Violet Cassie Ingleright

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.

Daniel Asprin

Daniel Dacanay Asprin

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.

Aubrey Ford

Aubrey B. Ford 1960

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!

Jimmie D. Keen McCormack

Jimmie D. Keen on her wedding day

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.

Elizabeth J. Rohr McCormack

Elizabeth (Rohr) McCormack behind one of the counters of her general store

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.

Pauline McCormack

Pauline Pearl (Humphrey) McCormack

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.

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Dorothy Ellen (Wade) McCormack

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.

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Elizabeth “Libby” (Heaton) McCormack

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.

 

The Henry McCormack Children

The three Henry McCormack children, Edith Marie, Lucille Mae and Charles Harold.

 

C. Harold McCormack (B&W)

Charles Harold McCormack

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).

Betty and Patty

Kathryn Elizabeth “Betty” (Coon) Miller

 

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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!

Important Dates in April for the Clan McCormack!

I would like to take a few minutes to remember some important events and an interesting tidbit or two for the members of the McCormack clan in the month of April.

2 Apr 1898 – John Caraway Bird was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He married Edith Marie McCormack, the middle child of (Thomas) Henry and Minnie Myrtle (Van Wormer) McCormack. He would 119 years and 8 days if he had lived.

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John Caraway Bird

7 Apr 1868 Cora Ann (Baldwin) McCormack was born in Watertown, New York. She was married to Frank J. McCormack, son of Michael and Catherine (Payne) McCormack. She, unfortunately, is the only McCormack daughter or daughter-in-law that I don’t know if she ever had any children. From what I read in her obituary, she had been sickly for a number of years. Cora would have been 149 years, 3 days old if she had lived.

Cora Baldwin (Master - Preview)

Cora Baldwin McCormack

7 Apr 1963 – Aubrey Ford died in Detroit, Michigan. He was my grandfather that I never met. He died when I was almost 15 months old and I was also in Europe at the time. He was from Salisbury, Missouri.

Grandpa Ford and Mike

Aubrey B. Ford

7 Apr 1860 – John Michael McCormack was born in London, Ontario, Canada. Like I said in my post from last month, there isn’t a whole lot that I haven’t told you about him. There is a family story that after leaving his home in Ypsilanti, Michigan in the late 1870’s that he went east to work on the Brooklyn bridge that was being built in New York City at the time. It was there that he may have perfected his stonemason skills that he used when he finally went west to Reno, Nevada. John Michael or “Jimmy” as his wife was known to have called him, would have been 157 years, 3 days old if he had lived.

Young John Michael McCormack (Master II)

John Michael McCormack as a young man.

7 Apr 1860 – Patrick J. McCormack was born in London, Ontario, Canada. To be honest, I am not exactly sure if Patrick was his first name or not! The big problem I have is that he was born in Canada at a time before it was officially a country and kept better records. Another big problem I have is that “he” or Patrick died from consumption or as it is known now, tuberculosis. Also, I find it difficult to read the last two lines where “Patrick” and his brother, John Michael were listed. I also don’t know where he might be buried.

The McCormack Twins

11 Apr 1888 – Mae Ethel (McCormack) Stevens was born in Albert Township, Montmorency County, Michigan. She taught school for 37 years in the Mio, Michigan area. She was the daughter of Edward J. and Elizabeth J. (Rohr) McCormack. She would have been 156 years, 11 months, 30 days old if she had lived.

13 Apr 1987 – Lura Vae (Addy) Nilsen died in Big Rapids, Michigan. Lura was the only surviving daughter of Smith and Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy. From what I understand, she was a cat breeder after she retired.

Lura Addy

Lura Addy at the McCormack reunion in Otter Lake.

16 Apr 1867 – Maria “Minnie” (McCormack) Barnes was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan. One interesting factoid about “Minnie” is that with her two sisters, Delilah and Katherine, that they were the only members of their family to born in the United States. Everyone else was either born in Ireland or Canada. Her parents were Michael and Catherine (Payne) McCormack. Minnie would have been 149 years, 11 months, 25 days old if she been able to live this long!

17 Apr 2007 – Charles Wayne Waltz died in Reno, Nevada. He had joined the Army in 1944. Sometime prior to his enlistment in the Army, Charles married Gertrude Jeanette “Betty” McCormack, the daughter of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.

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Charles W. Waltz, Sr.

17 Apr 1889 – John Michael McCormack married Gertrude Peacock in Reno, Nevada. These pictures were not taken at their wedding but I am guessing their were taken within several years either way of the wedding. She was a local girl having been born in Dayton, Nevada.

A Young John Michael & Gertrude

A Young John Michael & Gertrude Peacock McCormack

18 Apr 2008 – Dorothy Ellen (Wade) McCormack died in Sacramento, California. Dorothy married Henry Davis McCormack, the son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. She was the proud mother of three girls and one son.

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Dorothy (Wade) McCormack

18 Apr 1900 – Merle Hemingway McCormack was born in Otter Lake, Michigan. He was the son of William E. and Lavina J. (Hemingway) McCormack. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1922. He went to “fame” as the President of Baker Business College located in Flint, Michigan. The picture below features Merle and his two sisters, Alta and Ruth. Merle would be 116 years, 11 months, 23 days old if he had lived.

Merle, Ruth and Alta

L – R: Merle, Ruth, Alta

18 Apr 1922 – James Archer McCormack was born in Newcastle, California. He was the son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. After World War II started, he did what most young men did at the time, he joined the U.S. Navy. I was also told by a “very well connected” family source, that he and one of his children listened to the early NASCAR races. Jim would be 94 years, 11 months, 23 days old if he had lived.

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James Archer McCormack

19 Apr 1881 – Delilah Elizabeth McCormack married Smith Addy in Ypsilanti, Michigan. They would remain married for 24 years until her death in 1905. Delilah was the daughter of of Michael and Catherine (Payne) McCormack. From circumstantial evidence that I have researched, I believe that she was named for her mother’s sister-in-law, Delilah Payne.

Delilah Wedding Notice III
22 Apr 1865 – Gertrude Angeline (Peacock) McCormack was born in Dayton, Nevada. Her parents, Jobe Frank and Adeline (Brandon) Peacock, had just traveled west from Iowa a few years earlier before settling in Dayton. There is a family story that she was the first white girl that was born in the Nevada Territory. She would 151 years, 11 months, 19 days old if she had lived this long.

A Young Gertrude Peacock McCormack

A young Gertrude Peacock McCormack

22 Apr 1911 – Mae Ethel McCormack married Hiram J. Stevens in Mio, Michigan. Please see my entry for Mae above.

25 Apr 1977 – Leon Ray Ingleright III died in Eau Claire, Michigan. One of Leon’s proudest moments was the picture below taken at his son’s graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997. Leon was the grandson of Katherine Fidelia (McCormack) and Leon Ray Ingleright, Sr. 

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Leon Ingleright III

27 Apr 1985 – Lucille May (McCormack) Crozier died in Ithaca, Michigan. Lucille was the eldest daughter and child of Henry and Minnie (Van Wormer) McCormack. She was married to William Fred Crozier. Lucille and Fred were the proud parents of two boys.

Lucille McCormack Crozier

Lucille May (McCormack) Crozier

27 Apr 1918 – Minnie Myrtle (Van Wormer) McCormack died in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was the wife of Henry McCormack of Ithaca, Michigan. Minnie died of cancer at a  Battle Creek hospital. She was the proud mother of three children, two girls Lucille May and Edith Marie and one son, Charles Harold. According to her obituary, it seemed like most of her in-laws attended her funeral.

Minnie VanWormer

Minnie (VanWormer) McCormack

28 Apr 1943 – William E. McCormack died in Otter Lake, Michigan. He was my great-grandfather. He was a prominent businessman and community leader in Otter Lake. He married Lavina Jane Hemingway (she became my great-grandmother), the belle of a notable local family after his first wife died in 1895. He received a handsome pocket watch as a wedding present from Lavina. 

William McCormack in front of his house in Otter Lake

William E. McCormack

29 Apr 2004 – Pauline Pearl (Humphrey) McCormack died in Alma, Michigan. She was the daughter of Arthur and Pearl Humphrey and her husband was Charles Harold McCormack. She and Harold were the proud parents of two boys and one girl. An very interesting fact about Pauline is that for her honeymoon, she and Harold went to Cuba!

Pauline McCormack

Pauline (Humphrey) McCormack

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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. You can also talk on your own about any of these people that you know.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something!

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

Important February Dates for the McCormack Clan!

I would like to take a few minutes to remember some important events and an interesting tidbit for the members of the McCormack clan in the month of February.

1 Feb 1996 – Edna Ruth (McCormack) Hebestreit died in Mio, Michigan. Edna was the owner/operator of the McCormack General Store in Mio, Michigan. She was the youngest daughter of Edward J. and Elizabeth J. (Rohr) McCormack.

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Edna (McCormack) Hebestreit at her birthday party

2 Feb 1904 – Ruth Eleanor (McCormack) Farrell was born in Otter Lake, Michigan. Ruth was the youngest daughter of William E. and Lavina J. (Hemingway) McCormack. She and her older sister, Alta made a trip to Europe in 1925. 

Aunt Ruth

Ruth (McCormack) Farrell at her summer cabin

3 Feb 1902 – Alta Lyleth (McCormack) Ford was born in Otter Lake, Michigan. She was the middle child of William E. and Lavina J. (Hemingway) McCormack. Alta was a teacher in the western suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. 

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Alta McCormack Ford

11 Feb 2005 – Henry Davis McCormack died in El Dorado, California. He was the oldest child and son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. One of Henry’s favorite activities was trap or skeet shooting.

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Henry Davis McCormack

11 Feb 2008 – Charles Wayne Waltz died in Reno, Nevada. He served in WWII. He was married to Gertrude “Betty” Jeanette McCormack, the first daughter and second child of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.

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Charles W. Waltz, Sr.

13 Feb 1920 – Gerald “Mac” Milton McCormack was born. “Mac” was the second son and third child of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. Gerald was an engineering genius. He worked for just over 17 years at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory in Moffat Field near San Francisco, California.

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Gerald “Mac” McCormack

13 Feb 2004 – Jewel Beatrice (Hassell) McCormack died in Laurel, Mississippi. Jewel married Robert Michael McCormack. They had three boys, Michael Alan, Patrick James and Robert Craig.

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Jewel Beatrice (Hassell) McCormack

13 Feb 1933 – Arthur A. McCormack died in Chicago, Illinois. He was an alderman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a number of years. 

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Arthur McCormack at the family reunion in Otter Lake, Michigan.

15 Feb 1898 – Edward James McCormack died in Vienna Corners, Michigan. Edward and his father, Michael McCormack each had 160 acres near Mio, Michigan.

20 Feb 1933 – Maurice LeRoy “Doc” McCormack was born in Reno, Nevada. Doc was the man that helped me “discover” his branch of the family.

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Maurice “Doc” McCormack

21 Feb 2005 – James Archer McCormack, Sr. died in Sparks, Nevada. As you can see, James is a true redhead and looks every bit Irish.

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James Archer McCormack, Sr.

21 Feb 1909 – Margaret “Margo” Mary Helen Halm was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She was the second wife of Merle H. McCormack.merle-and-margo22 Feb 1944 – Leon Ray Ingleright III was born in Niles, Michigan. Leon was the grandson of Katherine Fidelia (McCormack) and Leon Ray Ingleright, Sr. Leon’s son was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. 

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Leon Ray Ingleright III

28 Feb 2006 – Phyllis Louise Trevellyan died in McLean, Virginia. She was the wife of Robert Orrin Addy, the adopted step-grandson of Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy.

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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. You can also talk on your own about any of these people that you know.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something!

Important January dates for the McCormack clan!

Hello! I know that it has been quite a long time since I last posted a story here. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging. I would like to take a few minutes to remember some important events for the members of the McCormack clan in the month of January.

1 Jan 1979: James Archer McCormack married Lois Elizabeth VanMeter in Sparks, Nevada. James was the son of HP & Ethel (Davis) McCormack.

3 Jan 1959: Merle and Margaret “Margo” (Yale) McCormack died near Grayling, Michigan. At the time of their deaths, Merle was the President of Baker Business College in Flint, Michigan. Merle was the son of William & Lavina McCormack.

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Picture take from their front page obituary in the Flint Journal

8 Jan 1942: Violet Ingleright (daughter of Katherine Fidelia McCormack & Leon R. Ingleright) married Charles A. Lastner. She received a degree in Music from the University of Michigan.

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Violet Cassie Ingleright

15 Jan 1978: Ethel Davis died in Reno, Nevada. Ethel was the wife of Henry Peacock McCormack. She was also the mother of six boys and four girls.

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HP & Ethel (Davis) McCormack

16 Jan 1884: Alfred Reinhardt Coon was born in Sydney, Ohio. Alfred was the husband of Grace Ellen McCormack, the daughter of William E. McCormack. At the time of his death, Alfred was a doctor.

20 Jan 1914: Lura Grace Coon was born in Dewitt, Michigan. She was the daughter of Grace Ellen (McCormack) and Alfred R. Coon.

22 Jan 1927: Gertrude Peacock McCormack died in Reno, Nevada. Gertrude was the wife of John Michael McCormack.

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Gertrude Peacock McCormack

22 Jan 1947: William “Bill” D. McCormack married Suzanne Mae Smith. William was the son of HP & Ethel (Davis) McCormack.

25 Jan 1924: Robert Michael McCormack was born in Sparks, Nevada. Robert was the son of HP & Ethel (Davis) McCormack. He was also the older brother of William. He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps at the end of WWII and a pilot in the USAF during the Korean War.

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Robert Michael McCormack

26 Jan 2008: Mildred Francis Boston died in Lowell, Massachusetts. Mildred was the first wife of Maurice “Doc” McCormack.

26 Jan 1963: Katherine Fidelia McCormack died in Niles, Michigan. Katherine was the youngest daughter of Michael and Catherine (Payne) McCormack.

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Katherine (McCormack) Ingleright

29 Jan 1940: Gertrude “Betty” Jeanette McCormack married Charles Wayne Waltz in Minden, Nevada. “Betty” was the second child and first daughter of HP & Ethel (Davis) McCormack.

30 Jan 1903: Harold Hebestreit was born in Redford, Michigan. Harold was the husband of Edna Ruth McCormack, the daughter of Edward J. & Elizabeth J. McCormack. She was also the long time owner of the McCormack General store in Mio, Michigan.

31 Jan 1881: Hiram “High” J. Stevens was born in Hazelton Township, Michigan. Hiram was the husband of Mae Ethel McCormack. She was the older sister of Edna. Hiram was also a veteran of WWI serving as a corporal in the American Expeditionary Forces.

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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. You can also talk on your own about any of these people that you know.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something!

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