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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Amanuensis Monday – Affidavit of Decease

It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted and I didn’t start to post this piece but something else. Sorry for the delay.


Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. This topic was started by John Newmark of the TransylvanianDutch blog.

It has been almost two years since I made a post under the Amanuensis Monday moniker. This is the affidavit of decease for my great-grand uncle, Frank J. McCormack.

Here is my transcription;

AFFIDAVIT OF DECEASE

________________

STATE OF ILLINOIS

Kankakee County         } SS.

Cook

             Arthur A. McCormack,                                , being duly sworn, deposeth

and saith; That                           Frank J. McCormack                                    late of the

Town of                      Kankakee                          in the County of Kankakee and State

aforesaid, departed this life at       the City of Kankakee             , in said County, on

or about the          9th         , day of           December                               A.D. 1917      

and that   he    died leaving              no           last Will and Testament, to the best of

              his                knowledge and belief.

    Arthur A. McCormack     (signature)

 Subscribe and sworn to before me, this       24th     

day of       December       A. D. 1917

       Elmer A. Wilson         

    Notary Public,  in and

for Kankakee County Illinois

Here is the actual file;

Affidavit of Decease - Frank J. McCormack

Affidavit of Decease – Frank J. McCormack

For starters, it really doesn’t tell me anything new about any of the actors. What it does is it confirms several things that I do know, like Arthur’s middle initial “A” and Frank’s middle initial of “J”. Like their father, Michael McCormack, Arthur never used his full middle name and to the best of my knowledge, neither did Frank. By the way, Michael’s middle initial was “M” but he only used about three or four times. He never wrote down what his middle name was. But that is a subject for another post if I haven’t already done so.

I hope you learned something and thanks for stopping by!

Footnote;

  1. Kankakee County, Illinois, Frank J. McCormack probate file, Probate Court, Kankakee.

Amanuensis Monday – Another page from Frank J. McCormack’s probate file

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. This topic was started by John Newmark of the TransylvanianDutch blog.

For today’s Amanuensis Monday post and the third installment in my series on my great grand-uncle Frank J. McCormack, I would like to share another page from the probate file of Frank J. McCormack, my late great grand-uncle. He died in Kankakee, Illinois on 9 Dec 1917 [1]. His older brother, Arthur A. McCormack was the administrator of Frank’s estate.

Here is the transcribed contents of the probate file with the handwritten portions in red and the typed portions underlined;

Estate of Frank J. McCormack

To                  Geo.W. Bresee                 ,                  Dr. ___________________

1918
Oct. 21 Marker and lettering monument                                                    24.00

STATE OF ILLINOIS Wisconsin

IN THE COUNTY COURT of Kankakee County, Illinois

Kankakee County
Rock            

In Probate                      May                      (        ), A. D. 1919.

                        Geo. W. Bresee                          (an unintelligible six worded statement goes here)

that the annexed claim                 against the Estate of                Frank J. McCormack,

deceased amounting to the sum of                                 Twenty-four                                00 Dollars

is just, after allowing all just credits and is now due and unpaid

Subscribed and sworn to before me this                 8    

day of                 May                                 A. D. 1919

F. L. (unintelligible)                 xxxxxx

Notary Public

______________________________________ George W. Bresee [2]
Rock Co Wisconsin

Here is a copy of the actual file;

Marker and lettering monument

Marker and lettering monument [3]

I believe that this document indicates that someone, maybe Arthur, bought and paid for a marker/monument for his late brother, Frank and perhaps Frank’s wife who was already dead and buried. The problem is, as the link indicates, there is NO marker/tombstone/monument today. Perhaps there was one back then.

I hope you learned something and thanks for stopping by!

Footnote;

1. “Frank J. McCormack,” Obituary, 10 Dec 1917 (Monday), Kankakee (IL) Daily Republican, Pg. 6, col. 7, digital image.
2. “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPK7-PM2 : accessed 23 Sep 2013), George W Bresee, 1910.
3. Kankakee County, Illinois, Frank J. McCormack probate file, Probate Court, Kankakee.

Amanuensis Monday – Another page from Frank J. McCormack’s probate file

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. This topic was started by John Newmark of the TransylvanianDutch blog.

For today’s Amanuensis Monday post, I would like to share another page from the probate file of Frank J. McCormack, my late great grand-uncle. He died in Kankakee, Illinois on 9 Dec 1917. His older brother, Arthur A. McCormack was the administrator of Frank’s estate.

Here is the transcribed contents of the probate file with the handwritten portions in red;

STATE OF ILLINOIS

Kankakee County                                The County Court

In the Matter of the Estate of . . . . . . . . . . }    In Probate

Frank J. Mc Cormack deceased

I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge the receipt of

one hundred nine and 88/100 DOLLARS

from Arthur A. McCormack, Administrator of the

estate of Frank J. McCormack,

deceased, in full satisfaction of my distributive share of 

said estate. and all demands against said,

Arthur A. McCormack as such Administrator

hereby waving all notices of such hearing, and I consent to the immediate discharge of the said

Arthur A. McCormack from said office of

administrator as aforesaid, by the Court and I hereby

request that said estate may be declared closed.

Dated this 29 day of August, A.D. 1919

Robert Addy

Here is a copy of the actual file.

Probate Record #43 - Robert Addy

Probate Record #43 – Robert Addy [1

For a bit of an explanation, Robert Addy was the nephew of Frank. Robert was also the son of the late Delilah Elizabeth McCormack Addy. He is my first cousin twice removed.

I just wonder how Robert was “selected” to receive the money that he did.

Thanks for stopping by!

Footnote;

1. Kankakee County, Illinois, Frank J. McCormack probate file, Probate Court, Kankakee.

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.

Sunday’s Obituary – Frank McCormack

Today, for Sunday’s Obituary post, I would like to share the obituary and death notice for Frank J. McCormack, the youngest son of Michael and Catherine McCormack. I don’t know much about Frank. Not for the lack of trying though. At one time, I thought I had a photo of him. But it turned out to be his brother-in-law, Henry.

Frank Obit #1

Frank Obit #1 [1]

Frank Obit #2 (Funeral Notice)

Frank Obit #2 (Funeral Notice) [2]

Frank did leave a good sized probate file.

Frank is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery located in Janesville, Wisconsin. He is buried next to his wife, Cora Anne Baldwin McCormack. They did not have any children or any children that I know about or survived to be recorded on any official record. The next most unfortunate thing about Frank and Cora is that they do NOT have any kind of gravestone or marker. They are buried in an unmarked grave. Someday, that injustice will be corrected.

Thanks for stopping by!

Footnote;

1. “Frank J. McCormack,” Obituary, 10 Dec 1917 (Monday), Kankakee (IL) Daily Republican, Pg. 6, col. 7, digital image, IL Newspaper Project holdings of Microfilm Dept, A. Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield IL.
2. “Frank J. McCormack,” Obituary, 12 Dec 1917 (Wednesday), Kankakee (IL) Daily Republican, Pg. 1, col. 2, digital image, IL Newspaper Project holdings of Microfilm Dept, A. Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield IL.

Census Sunday – Frank and Cora McCormack in the 1910 Census

For today’s Census Sunday post, I would like to share a census for one of Michael McCormack’s “lesser” known sons, Frank J. McCormack. The census that I would like to share is the 1910 census. It is only the second census that Frank would be enumerated onto once he became an adult.

1910 U.S. Federal Census

1910 U.S. Federal Census [1]

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

1910 Census snippet

1910 Census snippet

They were enumerated on the 21st of Apr 1910. Frank and Cora were enumerated on lines 95 and 96 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. 164 (Schuyler Avenue), x, x, McCormack Frank, Head, M, W, 43, M, 13, Canada, Canada, Canada, 1867, NA, English, Laborer, Railroad, W, No, 0, yes, yes, , O(wned), F(ree), H(ome)
2. McCormack Catherine, Wife, F, W, 41, M, 13, New York, New York, New York, English, none, yes, yes

One nice thing that we see on this census is the street address where Frank and (it’s) Cora lived. It is 164 Schuyler Avenue. I am sure that back then it looked COMPLETELY different from it does today. There are several “errors” that one can see. Frank’s parents were NOT born in Canada. Frank was, but not his parents. His wife’s name is listed as Catherine [2]. I have several documents that state that her first name was Coraline (Anna Baldwin). Also, according to the 1900 Census [3], Cora’s father and mother were born in New York and Germany, respectively. Frank’s job description also changed from the 1900 census. But with someone like Frank, his job description was always changing.

Unfortunately, this would be the last census that both Frank and Cora would be listed on. Almost 6 years later, Cora would die and the year after, Frank would die too. I can only guess that he died heartbroken.

Thanks for stopping by and I hoped you learned something.

Footnotes;

1. 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.
2. “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKF5-51Q : accessed 03 Jun 2013), Catherine McCormack, 1910.
3. “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSWL-F9Q : accessed 03 Jun 2013), Cora McCormick in entry for Frank J McCormick, 1900.