Important February Dates for the McCormack Clan!

I would like to take a few minutes to remember some important events and an interesting tidbit for the members of the McCormack clan in the month of February.

1 Feb 1996 – Edna Ruth (McCormack) Hebestreit died in Mio, Michigan. Edna was the owner/operator of the McCormack General Store in Mio, Michigan. She was the youngest daughter of Edward J. and Elizabeth J. (Rohr) McCormack.


Edna (McCormack) Hebestreit at her birthday party

2 Feb 1904 – Ruth Eleanor (McCormack) Farrell was born in Otter Lake, Michigan. Ruth was the youngest daughter of William E. and Lavina J. (Hemingway) McCormack. She and her older sister, Alta made a trip to Europe in 1925. 

Aunt Ruth

Ruth (McCormack) Farrell at her summer cabin

3 Feb 1902 – Alta Lyleth (McCormack) Ford was born in Otter Lake, Michigan. She was the middle child of William E. and Lavina J. (Hemingway) McCormack. Alta was a teacher in the western suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. 


Alta McCormack Ford

11 Feb 2005 – Henry Davis McCormack died in El Dorado, California. He was the oldest child and son of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. One of Henry’s favorite activities was trap or skeet shooting.


Henry Davis McCormack

11 Feb 2008 – Charles Wayne Waltz died in Reno, Nevada. He served in WWII. He was married to Gertrude “Betty” Jeanette McCormack, the first daughter and second child of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack.


Charles W. Waltz, Sr.

13 Feb 1920 – Gerald “Mac” Milton McCormack was born. “Mac” was the second son and third child of Henry Peacock and Ethel (Davis) McCormack. Gerald was an engineering genius. He worked for just over 17 years at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory in Moffat Field near San Francisco, California.


Gerald “Mac” McCormack

13 Feb 2004 – Jewel Beatrice (Hassell) McCormack died in Laurel, Mississippi. Jewel married Robert Michael McCormack. They had three boys, Michael Alan, Patrick James and Robert Craig.


Jewel Beatrice (Hassell) McCormack

13 Feb 1933 – Arthur A. McCormack died in Chicago, Illinois. He was an alderman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a number of years. 

Arthur McCormack

Arthur McCormack at the family reunion in Otter Lake, Michigan.

15 Feb 1898 – Edward James McCormack died in Vienna Corners, Michigan. Edward and his father, Michael McCormack each had 160 acres near Mio, Michigan.

20 Feb 1933 – Maurice LeRoy “Doc” McCormack was born in Reno, Nevada. Doc was the man that helped me “discover” his branch of the family.

Doc McCormack

Maurice “Doc” McCormack

21 Feb 2005 – James Archer McCormack, Sr. died in Sparks, Nevada. As you can see, James is a true redhead and looks every bit Irish.


James Archer McCormack, Sr.

21 Feb 1909 – Margaret “Margo” Mary Helen Halm was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She was the second wife of Merle H. McCormack.merle-and-margo22 Feb 1944 – Leon Ray Ingleright III was born in Niles, Michigan. Leon was the grandson of Katherine Fidelia (McCormack) and Leon Ray Ingleright, Sr. Leon’s son was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. 


Leon Ray Ingleright III

28 Feb 2006 – Phyllis Louise Trevellyan died in McLean, Virginia. She was the wife of Robert Orrin Addy, the adopted step-grandson of Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy.

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I would like to remind everyone that there is a lot more to the people listed here. 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.

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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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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.

Wedding Wednesday – The marriage of Grace Ellen McCormack

Today, I would like to share the one wedding invitation that I have for my Wedding Wednesday post. I am not sure on how I got this. Grace is the eldest and only daughter and child of William E. McCormack and his late first wife, Lura Grace Roys. The Mrs. McCormack referenced here is my great-grandmother Lavina.

Wedding invitation for Grace Ellen McCormack

Wedding invitation for Grace Ellen McCormack [1]

I have a couple of newspaper clippings about the wedding that I will post in the future. I also have posted a picture of some of the participants, in the post, Ribbon Bearers.

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1. Grace Ellen McCormack wedding invitation, , ca. 1912, privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2009

Wedding Wednesday – Grace McCormack

For today’s Wedding Wednesday post, I would like to show off the newspaper notice of Grace Ellen McCormack’s wedding. She would be marrying Dr. Alfred Rinehart Coon, formerly of Sydney, Ohio.

Grace McCormack's  wedding notice

Grace McCormack’s wedding notice [1]

One thing that I don’t think that I noticed before, was where Grace and her new husband would be living. That would be Xenia, Ohio.  I also wonder if Grace’s grandparents, Michael and Catherine were there.

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1. “Grace Ellen McCormack,” wedding notice, The Flint Daily Journal (Flint, Michigan), 20 Jun 1912, col. 2, pg. 7

Sharing Saturday – Delilah McCormack wedding notice

Today, I would like to share a digital image of the newspaper that contained an announcement of Delilah McCormack’s wedding.

A newspaper notice of Delilah's wedding

A newspaper notice of Delilah’s wedding [1]

One piece of information that I get is the name of the minister performing the marriage, Rev. John Wilson. I also see that the newspaper, I presume, spells the bride’s first (Delia) and last name (McCormac) slightly differently than usual. It also gives her middle name, Eliza. It also states that she was married at her residence. She was only married less than a year after the 1880 census. Therefore, I am presuming that she was married at her parent’s home. At the time of her marriage, Delilah was 26 years 6 months old. her new husband, Smith Addy, was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England in 4 Jul 1851 which would make him 29 years 9 months old.


1. “Delilah E. McCormack ,” wedding announcement, Ypsilanti (Michigan) Commercial, 23 Apr 1882, pg. 1, col 5.

Four girls – Ribbon bearers

I’m not sure how I came upon this picture. I believe that this picture was taken at someone’s wedding.

Ribbon Bearers

Ribbon Bearers [1]

The members of this picture from left to right are; Alta McCormack, Edith Marie McCormack, Lucille May McCormack and Ruth McCormack. Alta and Ruth are children of William E. McCormack while Edith Marie and Lucille May are children of (Thomas) Henry McCormack. I’m thinking that this picture was taken at the wedding of Alta and Ruth’s older half-sister’s wedding in 1912.



1. “Ribbon Bearers” photograph, , ca. 1910-15, privately held by Jeff Ford, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lebanon, Tennessee, 2009