Nellie Florence Commerford

14 March 1889–10 February 1967 (Age 77)
Reilly Settlement, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nellie Florence

When Nellie Florence Commerford was born on 14 March 1889, in Reilly Settlement, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Commerford, was 37 and her mother, Jennie Mullen, was 28. She married James Corrigan on 29 January 1918, in Reilly Settlement, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Douglas, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Highline Election Precinct, Douglas, Washington, United States in 1940. In 1917, at the age of 28, her occupation is listed as teacher in district #1 in New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. She died on 10 February 1967, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in East Wenatchee, Douglas, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Corrigan
1886–1936
Nellie Florence Commerford
1889–1967
Marriage: 29 January 1918
Charles Paul Corrigan
1918–1979
James Edward Corrigan
1919–1972
Walter Joseph Corrigan
1923–1998
Mary Jane Corrigan
1924–1993
John Patrick Corrigan
1927–1991
Margaret Ann Corrigan
1930–1988
Terrence Michael Corrigan
1932–2002

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 January 1918
Reilly Settlement, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · African American Population in Roslyn

Age 1

In 1980, Roslyn was recognized on having the state's highest population of African Americans at 22%
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 21

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Comerford .

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

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Story Highlight

A Brief Intro About Nellie Commerford

Nellie was a widow from a young age. It was very tough to be a single mom in that time. Although it was hard, Nellie did a good job raising her kids. She was very short and nice. Her grandchildren wou …

Sources (3)

  • Nellie Cammerford in household of Chas Cammerford, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Nobley F Corigan in household of James Corigan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Commerford, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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