Agnes Eden

September 1892–1985 (Age 92)
Swifton, Jackson, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Agnes

When Agnes Eden was born in September 1892, in Swifton, Jackson, Arkansas, United States, her father, Charles L Eden, was 24 and her mother, Lucy A Nicholson, was 19. She married William Nicholas Cornelison on 4 April 1913, in Washington, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Long Creek Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died in 1985, at the age of 93, and was buried in Sonora, Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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William Nicholas Cornelison
Agnes Eden
Marriage: 4 April 1913
John Allen Cornelison
Clarence Cornelison
Child Cornelison
Chester Cornelison
William Cornelison
Leona Lucille Cornelison
Helen Irene Cornelison
Charles L. Z. Cornelison

Spouse and Children

4 April 1913
Washington, Arkansas, United States


    John Allen Cornelison


    Clarence Cornelison


    Child Cornelison



    William Cornelison


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Lucy A Nicholson




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1896: Washington, Arkansas, United States

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Edun, Old English Ēadhūn, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘wealth’ + hūn ‘bear-cub’.2 English: habitational name from Castle Eden or Eden Burn in County Durham, both of which derive from a British river name perhaps meaning ‘water’, recorded by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century ad in the form Ituna.3 German: habitational name any of several places, mainly in Bavaria and Austria, so named from Middle High German oede ‘wasteland’ + the dative suffix -n.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Agness Cornelison in household of Will N Cornelison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Agnes Eden in household of Chas L Eden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Agnes Eden, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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