Cora Ada Cope

27 June 1874–16 October 1947 (Age 73)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Cora Ada

When Cora Ada Cope was born on 27 June 1874, in Kentucky, United States, her father, William J. Cope, was 15 and her mother, Nancy Ann Pace, was 21. She married Charles Luther Cornwell on 6 April 1897. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 5, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 5, Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 16 October 1947, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States.

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Charles Luther Cornwell
Cora Ada Cope
Marriage: 6 April 1897
Ray Cornwell
Kate Cornwell
Eugene M. Cornwell
Jim Cornwell
Robert Kaley Cornwell
Bessie Lee Cornwell
Jesse Marion Cornwell
Velma P Cornwell

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6 April 1897


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 18

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English (common in the Midlands): from Middle English cope ‘cloak’, ‘cape’ (from Old English cāp reinforced by the Old Norse cognate kápa), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cloaks or capes, or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive one. Compare Cape .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora A Cornwell in household of Charles L Cornwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cora A Cope in household of William Cope, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cora Cornwell in household of C L Cornwall, "United States Census, 1940"

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