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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!