Mary Alice Alcorn

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, and was buried in Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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

Sources (22)

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

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

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.


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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