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Subject: CORMICAN / BICKERSTAFFE
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 10:16:45 EST


Looking for information on the following Cormican family... ancestors,
siblings and descendants...
Sincere thanks...

Edward Cormican son of James (a sadler) born about 18 February, 1845 No.
Ireland, a fisherman, married Sarah Bickerstaff , daughter of Andrew
Bickerstaffe,a fisherman and Sarah (Culbert?), 8 August, 1868 registered at
Lisburn
Register Office #17. Both were residents of Ballyvanen, Parish of Glenavy,
County
Antrim. Edward, his wife Sarah and their sons Edward, James and Andrew
emmigrated from No. Ireland to the United States, then migrating to Parry
Sound,
Ontario, Canada. Their son Edward first went to Parry Sound in 1895 and was
followed by his father Edward in 1896. Sarah and the other two boys arrived
in
Canada in 1899. (according to census records). Sarah died Thursday, 1 March,
1923 at Parry Sound and is buried at Hillcrest cemetery. Edward Cormican Sr.
died
April 24, 1928 at age 84 at Parry Sound. In 1996 Bella (Cormican) Dixon of
Parry Sound, Ontario stated that all the Cormican family arrived at the Port
of Boston. In 1888 an Edward Cormican filed for citizenship at Cook Co.,
Illinois.
(don't know if this is one of our Edwards) On August 28, 1918 Edward says, on
an
affidavit to prove Edward Jr's age, that he brought his family from Ireland
"23 years
ago". That would have been around 1895. An August 4, 1910 border crossing
record at Detroit Michigan states that Edward landed at the port of Boston,
Mass.
in April of 1898. On the same day at Detroit , Michigan Sarah, James and
Andrew's border crossing records say they landed at the port of Quebec in
September of 1900 on the Allen Lines.

Here is a small clipping of interest from the December 12, 1906 edition of
the Parry Sound newspaper... (Bud Mowery says it was Ed Cormican Sr. that
was robbed...)
. " Mr. Cormican fisherman of this place, was robbed of $223 in the
Scotia Junction station of the Grand Trunk Railway last week while waiting
for the train for this place last Friday. He had just settled up with
Dominion Fish Co. and had in his pocket all his earnings for the summer
Arriving at Scotia Junction he found the train very late and laid down on the
bench at the station and went to sleep and while he slept a thief went through
his
pockets for the full amount of his "wad". There is no clue as to who committed
the theft."

issue: all born No. Ireland (need confirmation)
+ i. Edward Cormican b. abt November 20, 1872 at Glenavy, Cty Antrim
+ ii. Elizabeth B. Cormican b. abt December 30, 1873 married James A.
Pollock. of Cty Down.
iii. James Cormican b.May 1, 1875 Feumore Reg. Aghalee, Lurgan, Antrim #205
+ iv.James Cormican b.abt 16April,1878 per 1901census /July 15, 1878 per
death.
+ v. Sarah Cormican born about July 25, 1879 married James Martin in Boston.
vi. Andrew Cormican born about 26 July 1881 at Feumore,Dist of
Aghalee. Vol. I/666 Union of Lurgan. Andrew Cormican died Saturday,
March 10, 1923 at Parry Sound, Ontario of Pneumonia, contracted after
going
through the ice on a cutter.
vii. Ellen Cormican b abt 26 July 1881 Vol. I/666 Union of Lurgan (twin of
Andrew?)

Jim Wright
317 Lincoln St., Lowell, Mass. 01852

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