When Della Martha Edsall was born on 1 January 1861, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, Nathan Edsall, was 28 and her mother, Susannah H Pearson, was 27. She married Charles Edward Cory on 1 February 1883, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Gibbon, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years and Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States in 1930. She died on 17 April 1938, at the age of 77, and was buried in Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States.
English (Hampshire): variant of Edser, a habitational name from High Edser in Ewhurst (Surrey), probably from an Old English personal name Ecgi + haga ‘enclosure’, or the Old English personal name Ecga+ sceaga ‘small wood’.
It is possible that in some cases the name may be an Americanized form of German Etzel .