Cora Belle Lanier

April 1880–1948 (Age 67)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Cora Belle

When Cora Belle Lanier was born in April 1880, in Illinois, United States, her father, Philip Lanier, was 35 and her mother, Polly Williams, 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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Orville Orton Shields
Cora Belle Lanier
Marriage: 6 March 1907
Lova Roberta Shields
Glenn E Shields

Spouse and Children

6 March 1907
Lee Township, Brown, Illinois, United States


    Lova Roberta Shields



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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

1 French, Dutch, and English: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from an agent derivative of Old French la(i)ne ‘wool’.2 French and Dutch: occupational name, with the definite article, for a pack driver, from French âne ‘ass’, ‘donkey’ (Latin asinus).3 French and Dutch: nickname for a falconer, from Old French lanier, lenier, a kind of falcon.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Belle Shields in household of Orville Shields, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lanier in household of Philipp Lanier, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Belle Shields in household of Orville Shields, "United States Census, 1930"

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