And the winner is. . . .

. . . Gertrude Angeline (Peacock) McCormack, for the best pin cushion! She won it or was awarded it at the Nevada State Fair in Sept 1986.

That’s what I found in the new collection, “Compilation of Published Sources” at It is a terrific collection for genealogists/family historians like myself. Look down to Group 23 Class 251 and you will see an entry for a Mrs. J. M. McCormack.

Here is the page;

Gertrude McCormack & Pin Cushion

Like I said in my blog post, “John Michael McCormack as a stonemason”, it is finding items like the entry for money owed to John Michael McCormack and then this one for Gertrude McCormack winning the best pin cushion that really makes it worthwhile for genealogists/family historians like myself. It adds texture and substance to a person’s life that might otherwise consist just of dates and places. It tells what the person might have done in their life.

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