Cora Belle Lanier

FemaleApril 1880–1948

Brief Life History of Cora Belle

When Cora Belle Lanier was born in April 1880, in Illinois, United States, her father, Phillip Lanier, was 35 and her mother, Polly Williams Lanier, was 33. She married Orville Orton Shields on 6 March 1907, in Lee Township, Brown, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Brown, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States for about 2 years. She died in 1948, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orville Orton Shields
Cora Belle Lanier
Marriage: 6 March 1907
Lova Roberta Shields
Glenn E Shields

Sources (17)

  • Belle Shields in household of Orville Shields, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Belle Lanier, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Cora Belle Lanier Shields, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1907Lee Township, Brown, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 5

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 18

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    French: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from Old French lanier, deriving from la(i)ne ‘wool’. This surname is also found in England, but is very rare. Compare Lenear .

    Altered form of French Lasnier ‘the donkey driver, the donkey keeper’.

    History: This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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