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The McCORMICK Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on McCORMICK. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the McCormick family. It is: John Owens' Owen, Long, Wantz, Krouse and Related Families (Austin, Pa., 1990).

There are two first-name entries for McCormick in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' McCormick neighbors in 1890:

FERGUSON Township:

Charles M., 5--State College
John D., 41, farmer--State College
	Anna M.
	John F. 18
	Cora A.
	David A. 14
	Walter P. 12
	Mary J.
	Mabel A.
	Clarence E. 2
John S., 73, farmer--State College
	Anna B.
	Charles B. 33
	Mary C.

PENN Township:

John O., 31--Sober
	Ada S.
	James B. 3

PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Edward P., 42, blacksmith--Front St.
	Mary 
	William 15
	Edward 2
	Annie

POTTER Township:

Caroline--Potters Mills
Margaret--Potters Mills
William W., 36, farmer--Potters Mills
	Laura
	George H. 3

SPRING Township:

Bridget A.--Pleasant Gap

WALKER Township:

Simon S., 26, physician--Hublersburg
	Dora D.