May Dates for the McCormack Clan!

I apologize for being SO very late on this. Remembering these people and what they did and happened to them is very important. I got to meet one of these people, Violet Ingleright. I met her in the early 1990s in Niles, Michigan. She was very nice and an interesting lady.

 

9 May 1971 – Grace Ellen McCormack died. Grace was the daughter of William and Lavina McCormack of Otter Lake, Michigan.
9 May 1949 – Patrick J. McCormack was born. Patrick was the grandson of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.
10 May 1901 – Violet Ingleright was born. Violet was the only daughter of Katherine McCormack and Leon R. Ingleright I. Violet was a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Music.
11 May 1916 – Henry Davis McCormack was born. Henry, or “HD” as I call him, he was the eldest grandson of John Michael McCormack.
12 May 1916 – Cora Ann McCormack died. Cora was married to Frank J. McCormack. He was the
14 May 1890 – Henry McCormack married Minne Myrtle VanWormer. Henry was a prominent businessman in both Ypsilanti and Ithaca, Michigan. He was the son of Michael and Catherine (Payne) McCormack.
14 May 1994 – Daniel Asprin died. Daniel was married to Margaret Lorraine Coon. Margaret was the great-granddaughter of Michael and Catherine McCormack.
18 May 1920 – Jimmie D. Keen was born. Jimmie was married to James Archer McCormack, the son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.
22 May 2008 – Robert Lynn Asprin died. Robert was the grandson of Grace Ellen McCormack. He was also a famous science fiction writer. He was the author of the Myth Adventures and Phule’s Company series. He was very active in the beginning of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
23 May 1966 – Hiram J. Stevens died. Hiram was married to Mae Ethel McCormack, the oldest daughter of Edward J. McCormack and Elizabeth J. Rohr.
24 May 1947 – Michael Alan McCormack was born. Michael was the grandson of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.
26 May 1951 – William David McCormack was born. William was the grandson of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.
26 May 1897 – Lura Maude McCormack was born. She was the daughter of Edward McCormack and Elizabeth J. Rohr.
26 May 1918 – Robert Henry Addy married Addie C. Snyder. Robert was the youngest child of Delilah Elizabeth McCormack and Smith Addy.
26 May 1924 – Lura Maude McCormack married Dudley B. Palmer.
30 May 1986 – Alta McCormack Ford died. She was my grandmother and daughter of William E. and Lavina J. (Hemingway) McCormack.
30 May 1931 – Nella Mae McCormack was born. Nell was the daughter of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something new today!

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April’s McCormack Odds & Ends

I had intended to post these announcements separately, but I delayed. What I would like to share with you is the birthday of my granduncle, Merle Hemingway McCormack, the birthday of his Aunt, Maria “Minnie” Bedina (McCormack) Barnes and the marriage of his Aunt, Deliliah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy.

First, I would like “announce” the birthday of Merle Hemingway McCormack. He was born on 18 Apr 1900 in Otter Lake, Michigan [1]. Merle would have been one hundred and fifteen years old! Happy birthday, Uncle Merle! All of my information says Otter Lake and therefore I assume that when it said that he was born in Otter Lake that it meant that he was born at his father’s (William E. McCormack) house.

Merle, Ruth and Alta McCormack

Merle, Ruth and Alta McCormack [3]

This picture is of the children of William E. McCormack and his (second) wife, Lavina Jane (Hemingway) McCormack. I don’t believe that I have an exact date that the picture was taken but I am guessing that it was taken around 1907. I assume that because of Merle’s younger sister, Ruth looks about 3 years old.

He would grow up and attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He would later marry Lois Muriel Baker. After that marriage, he would go to work for her father at Baker College and just before his death, Merle would be the President of Baker Business.

Next, I would like to share the birthday of my second great-grandaunt, Maria “Minnie” Bedina McCormack. She was born on 16 Apr 1867 in Ypsilanti, Michigan[4]. Her parents were Michael and Catherine McCormack, my great-great-grandparents. I don’t have any photos of her and I haven’t been able to find out more than some of the basic life information. I know she was married Charles E. Barnes, a sailor and ship captain on the Great Lakes. She was the mother to two children, but only one survived childhood. She spent her last years living with her younger sister, Katherine (McCormack) Ingleright in Niles, Michigan. She died on 11 Dec 1963. Even though she died after I was born (26 Nov 1961), I never met her and didn’t know about her until the early 1990’s. Had she survived, “Minnie” would have been one hundred and forty-five years old. Happy Birthday, Aunt “Minnie”!

Finally, I would like to tell you about the marriage of Deliliah Elizabeth McCormack.She was married on 19 Apr 1881[5]. Here is the front page of the newspaper that her marriage announcement appeared.

A newspaper notice of Delilah's wedding

A newspaper notice of Delilah’s wedding

The transcription of her wedding announcement states;

MARRIED

————————————————————

Addy—McCORMAC—At the residence of the bride, on the 19th inst., by the Rev. John Wilson, Mr. SMITH ADDY and MISS DELIA ELIZA McCORMAC, both of this city.

Smith Addy was born in Leeds, England in 1851.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something new!

Footnote(s);

1. Merle Hemingway McCormack, Flint Journal (Flint, Michigan), 4 Jan 1959 (Sunday), Pg. 1, Col. 1-3, digital image.
2. photo of the children of William E. McCormack, , 2009, privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2009
3. Michigan, Department of Health, death certificate (State) no. 69477 & (local) no. 238, (11 Dec 1963), Maria “Minnie” Bedina McCormack, Vital Records Section, Lansing
4. Michigan, Department of Health, death certificate (State) no. 69477 & (local) no. 238, (11 Dec 1963), Maria “Minnie” Bedina McCormack, Vital Records Section, Lansing.
5. Deliliah Elizabeth McCormack, Ypsilanti Commerical , 23 Apr 1881, Pg. 1, col. 5, digital image.

The McCormacks in 1930 America

In my continuing series about the location of the McCormack family, I would like to share with you the 1930 map of the McCormack family in the United States. Once again, I want to remind people that I am only showing the locations for Michael and Catherine and their children.

Just a reminder and to keep everyone updated, Michael and Catherine passed away in 1912 [1] and 1913 [2], respectively. Their eldest daughter, Delilah died in 1905 [3]. Her younger brother, Edward, had died in 1898 [4]. In 1917, Frank died [5]. More of a broken heart than anything else I suspect. Then in 1929, John Michael died [6] almost two years after his wife died.

The McCormack family in 1930 America

The McCormack family in 1930 America

1. Otter Lake, Michigan – William and Lavina. [7]
2. Delilah (McCormack) and Smith Addy. Delilah died in 1905. [3]
3. Big Creek Township, Michigan – Elizabeth McCormack. She is the widow of Edward McCormack. [4]
4. Reno, Nevada – John Michael and Gertrude McCormack died in 1929 and 1927 respectively. [6]
5. Chicago, Illinois – Arthur and Elizabeth McCormack. [8]
6. Ithaca, Michigan – Henry and Margaret McCormack. [9] Henry’s first wife, Minnie, died in 1918 [14].
7. Kankakee, Illinois – Frank and Cora McCormack. Frank died in 1917 [10] and Cora died in 1916 [13].
8. Flint, Michigan – Minnie (McCormack) Barnes. [11] Once again, I am not exactly 100% sure about this note. I have a Maria “Minnie” Barnes listed in Flint and she is listed as a widow. In other records, she is listed as divorced. But her husband, Charles, didn’t die until 1941. Perhaps she wished dead?
9. Niles, Michigan – Katherine (McCormack) and Leon Ingleright. [12] Katherine’s husband, Leon, was a doctor in Niles, Michigan.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something!

Footnotes;

1. Michigan, Department of State, Death Certificate “Registered No. 7”, 5 Dec 1912, Michael McCormack, Division of Vital Statistics, Lansing.
2. Michigan, Department of State, Death Certificate, 1913, Catherine (Payne) McCormack, Division of Vital Statistics, Lansing.
3. New York (State), New York State Department of Health, death certificate Registered No. 12501 (stamped no. 10934), 21 Mar 1905, Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Schenectady, New York.
4. Montmorency County, Michigan, Death Certificate, Bk. 1 & Pg. 10, Edward McCormack.
5. “Frank J. McCormack,” Obituary, 10 Dec 1917 (Monday), Kankakee (IL) Daily Republican, Pg. 6, col. 7, digital image.
6. Nevada, Nevada State Board of Health, death certificate, State Index No. 339 & Local Registered No. 566, (1929), John Michael McCormack, Division of Health Vital Statistics, Carson City.
7. 1930 United States Federal Census, Otter Lake, Marathon Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, population schedule, ED 44-21, Pg. 3A (penned), dwelling 58, family 61, William E. McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 2 April 2008, citing Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
8. 1930 United States Federal Census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, Ward 49, ED 16-1865, dwelling 78, family 135, Arthur A. McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 1 Dec 2012, citing Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
9. 1930 United States Federal Census, Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan, population schedule, ED 29-14, Pg. 163 (Stamped), dwelling 413, family 423, (Thomas) Henry McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 12 Apr 2008, citing Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
10. “Frank J. McCormack,” Obituary, 10 Dec 1917 (Monday), Kankakee (IL) Daily Republican, Pg. 6, col. 7, digital image.
11. 1930 United States Federal Census, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, population schedule, ED 25-15, Pg. Sheet No. 11-B, dwelling 271, family 205, Minnie Barnes, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com, accessed 1 Dec 2012, citing Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
12. 148. 1930 United States Federal Census, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward 3, ED 12, Pg. 235, dwelling 71, family 84, Leon R. Ingleright, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, citing Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
13. “Cora Anna (Baldwin) McCormack,” Obituary, 13 May 1916 (Saturday), Kankakee (IL) Daily Republican, Pg. 1, col. 3-4, digital image.
14. “Minnie Myrtle Van Wormer,” Obituary, 2 May 1918, Gratiot County (Ithaca, MI) Herald, Pg. 1-4, col. 2, 7-8, digital image.

Mappy Monday – The McCormacks in 1910

For today’s Mappy Monday post, I would like to show the approximate whereabouts of the McCormack family in 1910 America. I just want to remind people that I am only showing the locations for Michael and Catherine and their children.

The McCormack family in 1910 America

The McCormack family in 1910 America

1. Otter Lake, Michigan – Michael and Catherine [1], William and Lavina. [2]
2. Delilah (McCormack) and Smith Addy. Delilah died in 1905 [10] and is buried in the Otter Lake Cemetery in Otter Lake, Michigan. I have no information on the whereabouts of her husband, Smith Addy in 1910.
3. Big Creek Township, Michigan – Elizabeth McCormack. She is the widow of Edward McCormack. Edward died in 1898 and I believe he is buried on the former family farm near Mio, Michigan. [3]
4. Reno, Nevada – John Michael and Gertrude McCormack. [4]
5. Detroit, Michigan – Arthur and Elizabeth McCormack. [5]
6. Ithaca, Michigan – Henry and Minnie McCormack. [6]
7. Kankakee, Illinois – Frank and Cora McCormack. [7]
8. Ypsilanti, Michigan – Minnie (McCormack) and Charles E. Barnes. [8]
9. Rose City, Michigan – Katherine (McCormack) and Leon Ingleright. [9] Katherine’s husband, Leon, was a doctor and finally got a practice of his own.

One thing that puzzles me about the locations of the McCormack children is why Minnie and Charles Barnes are living in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Charles is a Great Lakes ship captain. Ypsilanti is not located near a lake port. Questions and more questions!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something!

Footnotes;

1. 1910 United States Federal Census, Otter Lake, Marathon Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward X, ED 50, Pg. 3A, Michael McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 8 Sep 2012, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
2. 1910 United States Federal Census, Otter Lake, Marathon Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, population schedule, ED 50, Pg. 2B, dwelling 54, family 57, William E. McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 17 Dec 2006, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
3. 1910 United States Federal Census, Vienna Twp., Montmorency County, Michigan, population schedule, ED 147, Pg. 54 (stamped), dwelling 27, family 29, Elizabeth “Lizzie” McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 25 Mar 2007, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
4. 1910 United States Federal Census, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, population schedule, Ward 3, ED 70, dwelling 76, family 96, John Michael McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 29 Feb 2008, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
5. 1910 United States Federal Census, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward 4, ED 59, dwelling 176, family 211, Arthur McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 4 Jan 2008, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
6. 1910 United States Federal Census, Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan, population schedule, ED 70, dwelling 141, family 148, (Thomas) Henry McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 21 Oct 2012, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
7. 1910 United States Federal Census, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, population schedule, Ward 2, ED 107, Frank J. McCormack, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 27 Oct 2009, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
8. 10. 1910 United States Federal Census, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward X, ED 152, dwelling 276, family 281, Charles E. Barnes, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 2 Apr 2008, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
9. 1910 United States Federal Census, Rose City, Ogemaw County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward 3, ED 38, Pg. 250, dwelling 3, family 75, Leon R. Ingleright, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 1 Dec 2012, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
10. New York (State), New York State Department of Health, death certificate Registered No. 12501 (stamped no. 10934), 21 Mar 1905, Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Schencectady, New York.

Census Sunday – Minnie (McCormack) Barnes and family in the 1910 Census

For today’s Census Sunday post, I would like to post about my great grand-aunt Maria “Minnie” Bedina (McCormack) Barnes and her family. In 1910, we find Aunt Minnie still married to Charles E. Barnes and together with their one remaining son, Carl and this time around, Minnie’s nephew Robert Addy. For this census, the family was living in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Robert was the son of Delilah and Smith Addy. Delilah was Minnie’s older sister who had died about 5 years before in 1910 . I wrote about her death and showed her death certificate in my post, “Delilah (McCormack) Addy and her death certificate” last Thursday.

Minnie, Charles and family in the 1910 census

Minnie, Charles and family in the 1910 census [1]

This is the portion of the census that we are most concerned about;

1910 Snippet

1910 Snippet

They were enumerated on the 21st of May 1910. Charles, Minnie and their only (living) son and nephew were enumerated on lines 55 to 58 respectively. The extracted information for the household is;

House number, Number of dwelling house in order of visitation, Number of family in order of visitation, Name, Relation, Sex, Color or race, Age at last birthday, marital status, # of years married, mother of X number of children, # of children living, place of birth of this person, place of birth of father, place of birth of mother, year of immigration to U.S., naturalized or alien, language spoken, trade or profession, nature of industry, employee or employer, out of work on 15 Apr 1910, # of wks out of work during 1909, read, write, attended school in 1909, owned or rented, owned free or mortgaged, farm or house.

1. 276, 281, Charles E. Barnes, Head, M, W, 43, MI, 16,  ,  , Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, , , English, Captain, Lake Steamer, W, No, 16, Yes, Yes,  , 0, M, F, 0, 0, X, 0
2. -, -, Minnie Barnes, Wife, F, W, 43, MI, 16, 2, 1, Michigan, Ireland, Ireland, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
3. -, -, Carl Barnes, Son, M, W, 19, S, , , , Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, , , , None, , , , , , , Yes, , , , , , ,
4. -, -, Robert Addy, Nephew, M, W, 19, S, , , , New York, England, Kentucky, , , English, Farmer, General farm, OA, , , Yes, Yes, No, , , , , , ,

We really don’t learn anything really surprising from this extracted information. There could be one exception to the previous statement. The “surprising” fact could be that Robert Addy, Minnie’s nephew was living with her instead of with his father, Smith Addy.  If Minnie’s husband was a Great Lakes ship captain, on whose farm was Robert was working as a farmer? Where was Robert’s older sister? This living arrangement raises more questions that it answers. Why were the Addy children living with relatives and not their father? We might be able to safely guess, but until we get some definitive proof, like a statement or document attesting to the living arrangements of the Addy children we would only be guessing.  Perhaps we could be “surprised” that a ship captain and his family would live inland and not in some port city in Michigan. Why did they move from Otter Lake to Ypsilanti?

Thanks for stopping by and I hoped you learned something.

Footnotes;

1. 1910 United States Federal Census, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward X, ED 152, dwelling 276, family 281, Charles E. Barnes, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 2 Apr 2008, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Treasure Chest Thursday – Delilah (McCormack) Addy and her death certificate

Hi, for today’s Treasure Chest Thursday post, I would like to share with you the death certificate of my great grand-aunt, Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy. I have been “after” her almost since I started researching back in the early 1990s.

I don’t know why I never tried to obtain her death certificate until recently. I requested her death certificate on 26 May 2013 and just received it on Tuesday.

death certificate of Delilah (McCormack) Addy

death certificate of Delilah (McCormack) Addy [1]

Here is transcribed information from the form;

County of Schenectady

Schenectady, (No. 40, Jefferson St; 3 Ward

Name of Deceased Delilah Addy

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
PLACE OF DEATH: 40 Jefferson Str
HOW LONG RESIDENT HERE: Almost 14 yrs.
AGE: 50 Years 5 Months 5 Days
SEX: Female COLOR: White
SINGLE, MARRIED, WIDOWED OR DIVORCED: Married
OCCUPATION: Housework
BIRTHPLACE(state or country): U.S.
NAME OF FATHER: Michael McCormack
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER(state or country): Ireland
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER: Catherine __________
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER(state or country): Ireland

THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO
THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF

(Informant) Lura Addy
(Address) Schenectady NY

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

DATE OF DEATH: March 18 1905
I HEREBY CERTIFY, that I attended deceased from March 12 1905 to March 18 1905
and that death occurred on the date stated above as
8 P.M. To the best of my knowledge and
belief the cause of death was as follows;

CHIEF CAUSE
Lobar pneumonia

(DURATION) 7 DAYS
(Signed) Henry A. Kurtz M.D.
March 20 1905 (Address) Schenectady

PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL                                DATE OF BURIAL
Vale Vault                                                                             March 21 1905

UNDERTAKER                                                                     ADDRESS
Timeson & Frank                                                                184 State Str

I really didn’t learn anything that I didn’t already know except for the name of the informant, Lura (Vae) Addy and the exact time of her death. Lura is Delilah’s 18-year-old daughter. I just wonder why Delilah’s husband, Smith wasn’t the informant. Could he have been at work?  We may never know! I was hoping, by ordering this death certificate, that I would find out her place of birth. Oh well, next time!

Thanks for stopping by!

Footnote;

1. New York (State), New York State Department of Health, death certificate Registered No. 12501 (stamped no. 10934), 21 Mar 1905, Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Schencectady, New York.

Tombstone Tuesday – Delilah E. Addy

For today’s Tombstone Tuesday post, I would like to share the picture of the tombstone of my great grand-aunt, Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy. She is buried in the McCormack family plot in the Otter Lake Cemetery in Otter Lake, Michigan.

the tombstone of Delilah E (McCormack) Addy

the tombstone of Delilah E (McCormack) Addy [1]

What  I can tell you about her is that she died, I am guessing, unexpectedly, in Schenectady, New York. I am only guessing on why she is buried in Otter Lake rather than Schenectady where her immediate family was. The reason I am guessing is that her parents, Michael and Catherine (especially) and older brother, William were living all in Otter Lake. My (unsourced) notes state that she died of Lobar pneumonia.

This is about all I have for Delilah. I wish I had more about her.

Thanks for stopping by!

Footnote;

1. photo of the tombstone of Delilah E. (McCormack) Addy, , 2008, privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2008