Since I have researched much on this Wolter family, and I feel a little confused about what information I have, I think it is time to do a re-start on the research.

For this post, we will learn more about Elvert, husband of Kathryn.

We already know quite a bit about Elvert from examining Kathryn.

There are a few items, though, that pertain to Elvert alone.

Elvert L. McCormick registered for the WWI draft.  (“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 August 2018); citing NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).)  According to the certificate, Elvert was born 24 April 1893 in Correctionville, Iowa.  At the time of registration, his home address was Correctionville, Iowa.  He was an Electrical Engineer for Western Electric in New York City.  Elvert was single.  He was tall and of medium build.  His eyes were blue and his hair was brown.  The date of registration was 25 May 1917.

 

Elvert Leroy McCormick registered for the WWII draft. (“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 20 August 2018); citing NARA microfilm publications M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).)  According to the certificate, Elvert was born 24 April 1893 in Correctionville, Iowa.  At the time of registration, his home address was 1000 N. Marion St., Oak Park Ave., Cook Co., IL.  The “person who will always know your address” was (Mrs. Kathryn W. McCormick.  Elvert’s employer was Western Electric Company, 22 & 48th, Cicero, Cook Co., IL.  Elvert was 5 feet 11 inches in height, and weighed 190 pounds.  His eyes were blue and his hair was brown and gray.  His complexion was dark.  The date of registration was 27 April 1942.

 

The obituary for E. L (Roy) McCormick appeared on page B 5 in the 22 July 1987 issue of The Sioux City Journal.

 

He died 19 July 1987 in a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital.  Services were 23 July 1987, with burial in Correctionville Cemetery.  According to the obituary, E. L. was born 24 April 1893 in Correctionville.  He married Kathryn Wolter in 1925 in Chicago.  He retired in 1954 and moved to La Jolla, CA.  He returned to Correctionville after Mrs. McCormick died (in Arizona).  In 1969 he married Gladys Van Houten in Phoenix.  She died in April 1983, and he entered Colonial Manor in Correctionville in 1985.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church.  Survivors included two stepsons and four step grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

We will look at Elmer H., the brother of Kathryn, in my next post.

Maggie

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