Luther Henry Cordle

30 March 1926–30 September 1985 (Age 59)
Raven, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Luther Henry

When Luther Henry Cordle was born on 30 March 1926, in Raven, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Walter Clarence Cordle, was 26 and his mother, Minnie Frances Reedy, was 28. He married Dolores Naomi Whitt on 1 October 1948, in Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Maiden Spring Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 30 September 1985, in Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Claypool Hill, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Luther Henry Cordle
Dolores Naomi Whitt
Marriage: 1 October 1948
Dennis Joel Cordle

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1 October 1948
Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States


    Dennis Joel Cordle


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 15

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 16

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Cordell .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kördel, a pet form of an old German personal name, formed with kuoni ‘daring’. Compare Conrad .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Luther Cardle in household of Walter Cardle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Luther Cordel in household of Walter Cordel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Luther Cordle in entry for Marvin Kelly Lowe and Carolyn Sue Cordle, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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