NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
John McCormick, immigrant ancestor, was born in Ireland, about 1763. He came to this country and was a pioneer in northern New York. He settled about 1838 in Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence county, and followed farming there. He died in 1853, at the advanced age of ninety years.
He married twice, his second wife being Mary Burne, born 1798, died in 1874.
Children by second wife:
Michael (mentioned below), Ann, Rose, Ellen and Eliza.
(II) Michael, son of John McCormick, was born in Ireland, in 1826, and died in Oswegatchie, N.Y. Dec. 19, 1908. He came to America with his father when he was about twelve years old. He had some schooling in his native place and also in the common schools of Oswegatchie. He worked on his father's farm. When he left home he became a clerk in a wholesale grocery house in Ogdensburg. When his father died he succeeded to the homestead, and he returned to Oswegatchie and conducted the farm there the rest of his days.
He was a Democrat in politics. He married, in Jan., 1853, Amanda Olds, born in Greenbush, Ontario, in 1838, died in Iswegatchie, June 15, 1907, daughter of David and Rhoda (Taggart) Olds. Her mother was a native of Scotland.
1. Eliza, married John Gilmour, a farmer of Oswegatchie; children: Charles J., Elmer, Stanley Mack, John Harold and Lydia Gilmour.
2. John David, lives on homestead farm at Osegatchie; married Elizabeth Day, and had Edith Day.
3. Burton D., mentioned below.
(III) Burton Davidson, son of Michael McCormick, was born at Oswegatchie, Sept. 26, 1876. He attended the district schools of his native town and the Ogdensburg Free Academy, graduating in 1898, and entered St. Lawrence University, from which he was graduated in the class of 1902. He was appointed principal of the Tupper Lake high school in 1902, and superintendent of schools of the district in charge of seven schools, and has held these positons to the present (1910) time.
In politics he is a Republican, and he was a member of the Republican county committee 1907-08. He was a delegate to the county conventions of 1907 and 1908, and was a candidate for school commissioner in this district in 1908.
He is a member of Mount Arab Lodge, No. 847, Free and Accepted Masons, of Tupper Lake; of Mt. Morris Chapter, No. 361, Royal Arch Masons; of the Order of the Eastern Star; and of Altamont Lodge, No. 609, and Encampment No. 122, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Tupper Lake.
He attends the Methodist Episcopal church and is a teacher in the Sunday school.
He married, Aug. 1, 1906, Lena Bernice Broadway, born in Syracuse, N.Y. Dec. 8, 1880, daughter of Rev. Dr. Augustine and Mary Elizabeth (Winskell) Broadway. Her father was born in England, Nov. 16, 1854, and came here with his father when he was thirteen years old. The grandfather returned to England and died there. Mary Elizabeth Winskell was born near Brantford, Canada, June 19, 1856. Dr. Broadway is a graduate of Syracuse University and a well-known Methodist clergyman, a member of the Central New York Coference, located at present at Waterloo. children: i. Lena, mentioned above, also a graduate of Syracuse University in the class of 1905; ii. Wilhelmina Broadway, born April 29, 1885, died in infancy. iii. Kenneth Broadway, born Aug. 15, 1890.
Children of Burton d. & Lena McCormick:
Helen Constance, born March 5, 1908.
Arthur Edwin, Jan. 21, 1910.
[Transcriber's note: this material was published in 1910, so there could have been more children born to this couple].
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