Biography of Francis H. McCormick
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

McCormick, Francis H., Madrid, was born in Schuyler Falls, Clinton county, December 16, 1848. The father of our subject, James McCormick, was a native of Ireland, born in 1808, and came to this country about 1830. He was a tailor by occupation and followed his trade for a short time in Montreal, and then located in Plattsbnrg. The spring of 1802 he located in Madrid. Starting in a small way he gradually increased his stock and business, until at the time our subject became a partner they were doing a very extensive trade. Jacob McCormick died March 17, 1888. The mother of our subject, Catherine Murphy, also a native of Ireland, came to this country when a child. Of their four children, three now survive: Mary A. of Madrid; Eliza A., widow of James Halligan of Potsdam, and Francis H. The latter was ed9cated in the town of his birth and at Madrid. As soon as he was old enough he entered the store of his father and learned the trade, which he has ever since followed. In 1872 he became a partner with his father, and became manager and proprietor. He now owns a brick block and carries a complete line of ready made clothing and does a general merchant tailoring business. Mr. McCormick is a Democrat. He is a member of St. John's church, and for thirteen years was treasurer of the society; he has also been one of its trustees. He married, August 16, 1882, Mary A. Coughlin of Madrid, and they have one son, Leland Francis, now in his tenth year.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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