Jo Wheeler Corn

2 August 1884–5 June 1979 (Age 94)
Hollywood, Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Jo Wheeler

When Jo Wheeler Corn was born on 2 August 1884, in Hollywood, Jackson, Alabama, United States, her father, Samuel Richard Corn, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Alvenia Bryant, was 41. She married John William Webb on 17 February 1900, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, United States in 1910 and Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 5 June 1979, in Spanaway, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

John William Webb
Jo Wheeler Corn
Marriage: 17 February 1900
Virgil D. Webb
Mabel Viola Webb
Vernal D. Webb
Tribble Veneta Webb

Spouse and Children

17 February 1900
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Richard Corn


    Sarah Alvenia Bryant




    John William Corn


    Arrena Olivia Corn


    Mary Frances Corn


    Sarah Alice Corn


    Susan Thular Corn


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 5

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 25

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cran ‘crane’ ( see Crane ).2 English: from Middle English corn ‘grain’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or grower, or possibly a miller.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hand mills, Old English cweorn.

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

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Personal History

From the memories and records of Patsy Jo Patterson Bradshaw, her only granddaughter. My grandmother was named Jo Wheeler Corn Webb. She was named after her father’s general in the Civil War. She w …

Sources (3)

  • Josie Webb in household of John William Webb, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josie Webb in household of J W Webb, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josie W Conn in entry for Vernal D Webb and Katharine Louise Lange, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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