Cora Bell Bovee

11 October 1876–31 May 1960 (Age 83)
Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Cora Bell

When Cora Bell Bovee was born on 11 October 1876, in Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Nelson Henry Bovee, was 42 and her mother, Sally Ann Merritt, was 29. She married Clyde L Onweller on 13 October 1897, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Gorham Township, Fulton, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Franklin Township, Fulton, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 31 May 1960, in Fulton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Clyde L Onweller
Cora Bell Bovee
Marriage: 13 October 1897
Berton L Onweller

Spouse and Children

13 October 1897
Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Berton L Onweller


Parents and Siblings

    Nelson Henry Bovee





    Luetta L. Bovee



    Nina May Bovee



    Willard F. Bovee


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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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 (Bovée): habitational name from a place named Bovée-sur-Barboure in Meuse.2 Possibly an altered spelling of the French habitational name Beauvais .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora B Onwiller in household of Clide L Onwiller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cora Onweller in household of Clyde Onweller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cora B Onweller in household of Clyde T Onweller, "United States Census, 1930"

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