Mary Alice Alcorn

Female6 February 1920–1 August 1991

Brief Life History of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice Alcorn was born on 6 February 1920, in Perryville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry A Alcorn, was 24 and her mother, Clemma May Willoughby, was 20. She married Edwin Allen Ethington on 26 December 1933, in Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1933. She died on 1 August 1991, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Allen Ethington
Mary Alice Alcorn
Marriage: 26 December 1933
Donna Marie Ethington

Sources (21)

  • Mary Alice Wooten in household of Arthur Keys, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999
  • Mary Alice Wooten, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1933Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 3

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

    Age 6

    In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.


    Age 21

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a lost place in East Sussex, Alchhorn, in the parish of Buxted, which was last recorded in 1592. Compare Allcorn .

    History: This name was taken from Sussex to Scotland and established there in or before the mid 15th century. From Scotland it was taken to Ireland (Donegal) and thence to North America. It was brought to Philadelphia, PA, from northern Ireland in 1721.

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

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    Memories of Grandma Hart: Mary Alice Alcorn… Hart

    Grandma always had beautiful white hair swept up in a French bun. I don’t think I ever saw her any other way, never down or not fixed up in the lovely twist. Her skin was so clear, high cheekbones, …

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