William M. McOrmond

   William M. McOrmond was born 14 August 1852 in Quebec, Canada. He moved as a youth with his family to the U.S. in 1872 and was Naturalized 22 October 1880, Clinton, Worcester, MA. A copy of the Image is found here with special thanks to 'cuzzes Penny and her brother Trip, as much of what you will see on William's Clan is their effort.

Letter from Church of the Good Shepherd - June 14, 2001 - Under Communicants:

William H. McOrmond, listed as being received into membership in 1916.

- Rev. Darrell Huddleston - Parish Records - 1896-1967

   William married Emma Eugene Wood 12 January 1878 in Clinton, Worcester, Massachusetts, daughter of Hollis Wood and Sara Richard. She was born 21 July 1857 in Leominster, Worcester, MA.

    After their marriage they remained in Clinton for a short time, until moving to Haverhill, MA. William will always be remembered as being a very likeable and “Kindly Gentleman” - Teamster, Fish Shop Owner, Singer and he was a Sales Manager for the Singer Sewing machine Company for many years. His Obituary is below:

With his grandchildren -
Raymond Jr & Alice.

Death on Sunday to WM. McOrmond

Former resident of This Town a Victim of Heart Disease at Wallingford, Conn.

   On Sunday, at Wallingford, Conn., where had had been for some time making his home with his only son, Raymond McOrmond, William McOrmond, for many years a resident of this town, died suddenly of heart disease. Funeral Services were held in the Chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery Friday afternoon following the arrival of the Worcester train. The Rev. Amworth Hope was in charge. Interment was in charge of Undertaker [W. E.] King.

   Mr. McOrmond was born in Quebeck [newspaper spelling] and came to this town when a young man. He married Emma, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis B. Woods of this town, and for some years he was employed as a sewing machine agent. Later, for years, he was a sales agent and demonstrator for the Armour Co., and then, after the death of his wife, returning here he established a collection agency which he conducted for some time. Several years ago he went to make his home with his son, who has been the head of a widely-known school in Wallingford.

The Clinton Courant July 1921 (Article between July 24-31, 1921)

Children William and Emma McOrmond:

i. Alexander Serriell McOrmond born 03 April 1879, in Clinton, Worcester, MA and died the same day.
Burial: 04 April 1879, Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester, Massachusetts

ii. Raymond Richards McOrmond – his profile follows on next page.

   Emma died 02 June 1914 in West Everett, Worcester County, MA. William died 24 July 1921 in Wallingford, New Haven County, CT.

   William was Buried 26 July 1921, Clinton, MA. Their stones may be found alongside James and Mary McOrmond, beside each other, in the McOrmond Family Plot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, MA.

Sources: Penny and Trip (Raymond Richards, III) McOrmond

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