Corinne Phoebe Marchant

Female31 July 1910–17 September 1999

Brief Life History of Corinne Phoebe

When Corinne Phoebe Marchant was born on 31 July 1910, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, John Archibald Marchant, was 20 and her mother, Mignon C Hagan, was 16. She married Herbert Wright Woods on 8 August 1928, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 17 September 1999, in Grass Valley, Nevada, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Wright Woods
Corinne Phoebe Marchant
Marriage: 8 August 1928
Billie Joy Woods

Sources (8)

  • Corrine P Bowles, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Corinne Phoebey Marchant, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Corinne Phoebe Woods, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1928Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 2

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 3

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 24

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): occupational name from Middle English marchaunt ‘merchant, trader, shopkeeper’ (Old French marchand, marchëant).

    Altered form of French Marchand , a cognate of 1 above.

    History: John Marchant (c. 1600–c. 1668) was in Newport, RI, before 1638. In that year he moved to Braintree, MA, then to Watertown, MA (1642), and finally to Yarmouth, MA (1648). His descendants included many sea captains and other prominent people.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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