I think this is from 1904.
William K. McCormack a leading citizen of Lake
county, is occupied in wool growing and resides some eight miles northwest
of Paisley. He was born on August 16, 1875, in New Brunswick Canada.
William McCormack, his father a native of the same place, descended from
Scotch ancestors and came to the United States in 1876. In the same year
he made his way to the Sacramento valley in California and in 1881, moved
to Sierra County, California, and in 1887 he landed in Paisley. He engaged
in the Stock business until 1901 when he sold out and is now living
retired in Los Angeles, California. He married Elizabeth Mackenzie, also a
native of New Brunswick who is still living.
The children born to this couple are John R., in
Inyo County, California; Mrs. Anna Moss, near Paisley, and William K., our
subject. William K, came with his parents to California in 1876 and to
this part of Oregon in 1887. He graduated from the high school in Lakeview
when seventeen years of age and two years' previous to that had received a
certificate to teach school. However he never engaged in that business but
when nineteen bought a few cattle and commenced stock-raising in which he
has continued ever since.
In 1903 he purchase l sheep and now has about two
thousand head and is giving his attention largely to wool growing. He has
quite a large band of Thoroughbred Durham cattle and also owns nine
hundred and twenty acres of land at the home-place, which is practically
well suited to raising hay. The improvements are a good large barn
comfortable residence, two acres of orchards fences and so forth and so
forth. In the orchards besides other varieties of fruit that can be grown
in this latitude, William K McCormack has planted some English walnuts,
which are doing very fine at this time.He also owns four other ranches in
different parts of the county, which are utilized for grazing purposes.
On October 25, 1899, Mr. McCormack married
Frances Uren. who was born in Wisner, Nebraska. Her father William Uren,
married Frances J. Ivey and both are natives of England. They came to the
United States and lived in Ne-braska, then in Colorado, and in 1881 came
to Oregon. After spending some time in The Dalles, they came to Crook
County and are now residing at Oregon City. Mrs. McCormack's (Frances
Uren's??) brothers and sisters are William S., an attorney at Oregon City;
Mrs. Sauna Child of Lane county; Thomas who was a wholesale merchant at.
Johannesburg South Africa and died there in July 1900; and Charles of
Wasco county. Mrs. McCormack is the youngest of the family. She is a
Graduate of the state normal at Monmouth and holds a life certificate for
teaching in the state of Oregon. She has taught in various places and is a
thoroughly well educated woman.
Mr. and Mrs. McCormack have been born two
children, William Uren and Elizabeth. Mr. McCormack belongs to the W. W.
and is a stanch Republican. He is a well-informed man, a good Citizen and
highly esteemed by all.