Cora Belle Foreman

6 November 1869–23 May 1953 (Age 83)
Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Cora Belle

When Cora Belle Foreman was born on 6 November 1869, in Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Foreman, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Emily Sapp, was 28. She married Samuel Garber Lutz on 25 April 1892, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 2A Sebring, Highlands, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 23 May 1953, in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Garber Lutz
Cora Belle Foreman
Marriage: 25 April 1892
Vera Foreman Lutz
Jeanette Lutz

Spouse and Children

25 April 1892
Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Foreman


    Sarah Emily Sapp




    Edgar Cook Foreman



    Elbert Sapp Foreman


    Mira Mae Foreman


    Anna Idell Foreman


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 3

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 23

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Forman 1 and 2.2 Respelling of North German Formann, a variant of Fuhrmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora Lutz in household of Samuel G Lutz, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Cora S Lutz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cora B Lutz in household of Samuel G Lutz, "United States Census, 1930"

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