Monday, February 18, 2013

February Photo Collage - Day 18 - Annie McCormick (nee Fullerton) Certificate

This post is for day 18 of the February Photo Collage Festival. Today's image is a little different. It is a photograph, however it is of a photograph of a certificate, so I am not sure whether it really fits into the photograph category. I've featured this certificate in my February Photo Collage because it relates to my great great aunt Annie Elizabeth McCormick (nee Fullerton) (1881-1941) of whom I don't have a photograph (except for the possibility that she is in this photograph). 

Annie Elizabeth Fullerton was the fourth daughter of Peter & Dorothea Fullerton. In 1908, Annie married Denis McCormick(1876-1942), the son of Michael McCormick and Anne Spellacy. Twelve years later, in 1920, Denis' younger brother, Thomas McCormick, married Annie's younger sister, Nellie Isabella Fullerton.

Annie and Denis farmed near Elmore, Victoria, and then moved slightly west to Prairie, Victoria. They were living at Prairie during the First World War when Annie was a volunteer for the local branch of the Australian Red Cross Society. The certificate (shown above) says: 
This Certificate 
is awarded to
Mrs D. McCormick, Prairie Branch
in recognition of the three years devoted service under
The Australian Red Cross Society
during the Great War 1914 1919

They later moved back to Avonmore near Elmore. Annie and Denis had no children. Annie died in Bendigo on 10 April 1941 the age of 59. She was buried in the Elmore Cemetery. Denis died over a year later at Elmore on 2 November 1942. He was also buried in the Elmore Cemetery. 

(Sources available on request)
Denis McCormick and Annie McCormick (nee Fullerton) gravestone at the Elmore Cemetery.
Photograph taken 2 January 2005.
Inscription reads:
In Loving Memory of
Denis McCormick
Died 2nd Nov. 1942. Aged 66.
Also his wife Annie
Died 10th April 1941. Aged 59. 
Denis McCormick and Annie McCormick (nee Fullerton) gravestone at the Elmore Cemetery.
Photograph taken 26 February 2009.
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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful certificate, and perfectly appropriate for the collage. I love these sorts of family treasures. So many women did a lot of work with the Red Cross during the war, perhaps to let them feel they were doing something to help their sons.


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