Nancy Margaret McCorkle

10 May 1835–1 March 1911 (Age 75)
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy Margaret

When Nancy Margaret McCorkle was born on 10 May 1835, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, James McCorkle, was 36 and her mother, Ann Young, was 37. She married Edward Wilson McCorkle on 17 October 1855, in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Washington Township, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 1 March 1911, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Wilson McCorkle
Nancy Margaret McCorkle
Marriage: 17 October 1855
James Andrew McCorkle
Mary Rebecca McCorkle
John Edgar McCorkle
Matthew Scott McCorkle
Melissa Jane McCorkle
Margaret Ann McCorkle
Abraham Young McCorkle
Joseph W. McCorkle
David Calvin McCorkle
Nathan Homer McCorkle
George Edward McCorkle

Spouse and Children

17 October 1855
Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States


    James Andrew McCorkle


    Mary Rebecca McCorkle



    Matthew Scott McCorkle


    Melissa Jane McCorkle


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 21

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thorcaill ‘son of Thorkell’, a personal name of Old Norse origin, meaning ‘Thor's kettle’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy McCorkle in household of Edward McCorkle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy M Mccarkle in household of James Mccarkle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy M Mccorkle in household of Ed W Mccorkle, "United States Census, 1900"

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