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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Happy (Belated) Wedding Anniversary!

Hello once again! Today, even though I am a day late, I want to mark the wedding anniversary of my paternal great-grandparents, William E. McCormack and Lavina Jane Hemingway! They were married on 7 Jul 1897[1] which would make yesterday their 118th wedding anniversary! Can you imagine that being married to the same person for 118 years? The information that I have says that they were married in Otter Lake, Michigan where both of them lived at the time. I wonder if they got married at one of the local churches? St. Johns perhaps?

Lavina Jane (Hemingway) McCormack

Lavina Jane (Hemingway) McCormack

William E. McCormack

William E. McCormack

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Footnote;

1. “Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQQQ-FVV : accessed 16 Sep 2012), Wm. E. Mccormack and Lavina Hemingway, 7 Jul 1897.

Happy Birthday, Alta Lyleth McCormack!

I would like to honor my grandmother on her birthday! I wish I could add more than I did here. Happy birthday once again Grandma!

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Happy birthday, Grandma! Alta Lyleth (McCormack) Ford was my grandmother. My grandmother was born on February 3, 1902 in Otter Lake, Michigan almost 2 years before her younger sister, Ruth (I wrote about Ruth’s birthday yesterday in the post, Happy Birthday, Aunt Ruth! Alta’s siblings were Merle and Ruth. Alta was the middle child. Here is the best picture I have of my grandmother;

Young Alta McCormack

Young Alta McCormack

I don’t know much about her childhood. However, I do know that she attended high school in Flint, Michigan. Flint isn’t too far from Otter Lake. I just wonder where she stayed while attending high school. I think she attended what would become Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan where she became a teacher. That is a profession that she shared with my dad. On July 30, 1932, she married Aubrey Ford. She and Aubrey had three children; Nancy Jane, William McCormack and Richard Curtis. Sadly, my uncle “Dick” died in 2012. From what I have gathered from informal talks with my dad, my grandmother’s marriage to my grandfather was not very good. So in September 1954, she divorced him. It was funny because when I was growing up, we never talked about my grandfather. He was never discussed at my grandmother’s. I do have one story about my grandmother I would like to share. It must have been when I was 5 or 6 years old. We would visit my grandmother’s house in Garden City, Michigan. She had a squarish house. When I got there, I would ask either my parents or my grandmother to time me while I ran around her house. I would take off like a bat out of hell. Which for a little kid of 5 or 6 was pretty fast! When I got back to the “starting line” I would always ask the timer how did I do? They would always tell me “you ran faster than last time” or something like that. Little did I realize at the time that they were lying to me!  They never timed me! I am so hurt! Sadly, my grandmother died in May 1986 while I was stationed in California. I think because I was getting out in a couple of weeks, I couldn’t make the funeral. She is buried in the Otter Lake Cemetery in Otter Lake, Michigan next to her parents, William E. and Lavina Jane (Hemingway) McCormack. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something about my family!

Happy Birthday, Alta Lyleth McCormack!

Happy birthday, Grandma! Alta Lyleth (McCormack) Ford was my grandmother. My grandmother was born on February 3, 1902 in Otter Lake, Michigan almost 2 years before her younger sister, Ruth (I wrote about Ruth’s birthday yesterday in the post, Happy Birthday, Aunt Ruth! Alta’s siblings were Merle and Ruth. Alta was the middle child. Here is the best picture I have of my grandmother;

Young Alta McCormack

Young Alta McCormack

I don’t know much about her childhood. However, I do know that she attended high school in Flint, Michigan. Flint isn’t too far from Otter Lake. I just wonder where she stayed while attending high school. I think she attended what would become Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan where she became a teacher. That is a profession that she shared with my dad. On July 30, 1932, she married Aubrey Ford. She and Aubrey had three children; Nancy Jane, William McCormack and Richard Curtis. Sadly, my uncle “Dick” died in 2012. From what I have gathered from informal talks with my dad, my grandmother’s marriage to my grandfather was not very good. So in September 1954, she divorced him. It was funny because when I was growing up, we never talked about my grandfather. He was never discussed at my grandmother’s.

I do have one story about my grandmother I would like to share. It must have been when I was 5 or 6 years old. We would visit my grandmother’s house in Garden City, Michigan. She had a squarish house. When I got there, I would ask either my parents or my grandmother to time me while I ran around her house. I would take off like a bat out of hell. Which for a little kid of 5 or 6 was pretty fast! When I got back to the “starting line” I would always ask the timer how did I do? They would always tell me “you ran faster than last time” or something like that. Little did I realize at the time that they were lying to me!  They never timed me! I am so hurt!

Sadly, my grandmother died in May 1986 while I was stationed in California. I think because I was getting out in a couple of weeks, I couldn’t make the funeral. She is buried in the Otter Lake Cemetery in Otter Lake, Michigan next to her parents, William E. and Lavina Jane (Hemingway) McCormack.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something about my family!

Treasure Chest Thursday – Grace McCormack’s wedding notices

For today’s Treasure Chest Thursday post, I would share two newspaper clippings about my grand-aunt Grace Ellen McCormack Coon and her wedding.

Grace's Wedding Notices

Grace’s Wedding Notices [1][2]

I have had these newspaper clippings for, it seems, a very long time. I don’t remember how I got it or who might gave it to me. Thanks to whoever gave them to me! Getting back to discussion about the clippings, the clipping on the left was published on a Saturday the 29th of June 1912. Don’t know about the one on the right. I suppose that both were published in local papers at the time but I don’t know for sure.

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Footnote;

1. “Grace McCormack’s wedding notices,” 29 June 1912, from unidentified newspaper, Ford Family Papers, privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2010.
2. “Grace McCormack’s wedding notices,” undated clipping, ca. 1912, from unidentified newspaper, Ford Family Papers, privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2010.

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.

Treasure Chest Thursday – A few of the McCormack Women

For today’s Treasure Chest Thursday post, I would like to share this picture that includes some of the children and grandchildren of William E. McCormack. There is a date of July 1916 written on the back of the picture. For a picture of almost 100 years old, it is in remarkable shape, I think.

Grace McCormack Coon and her family

Grace McCormack Coon and her family [1]

As you can see, there is some identification already given for the picture. I will give you a much better idea on who’s who in this picture. From left to right: Alta L. McCormack, unknown woman, Lura Grace Coon, Grace Ellen (McCormack) Coon and Kathryn Elizabeth “Betty” Coon. If you look very closely at some of the background, you will see that it matches the picture that I posted in my post, “A “New” Postcard.” I am not sure who wrote on the front of the picture, but I am thinking it was Grace’s third daughter Lorraine since I believe that I got this picture from Lorraine’s daughter.

Let me tell you about the women in the picture. Alta was the daughter of William E. McCormack’s second marriage to Lavina J. Hemingway. Grace Ellen is his first daughter from his first marriage to Lura Grace Roys. She sadly passed away in 1895 very suddenly. Based on the date on the back, the little girl, Lura Grace Coon would have been about a year and half old. Her baby sister, being held by her mother, Kathryn would be about 3 to 4 months old. My grandmother, Alta, would be about 14 and half years old.

I can’t say for sure, but I am thinking based on some of the information that I have been told is that this picture and the postcard from my post, “A “New” Postcard” is that this picture was taken in Dewitt, Michigan.

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Footnote;

1. picture of Grace McCormack Coon and her family, , Jul 1916., privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2010