William Corning

13 February 1889–February 1970 (Age 80)
LaGrange, Indiana, United States

The Life of William

When William Corning was born on 13 February 1889, in LaGrange, Indiana, United States, his father, David Corning, was 35 and his mother, Ellen Jane Boyd, was 32. He married Lola P. McClain on 2 April 1914, in Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States. He lived in Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Otsego, Otsego, Allegan, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died in February 1970, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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William Corning
Lola P. McClain
Marriage: 2 April 1914

Spouse and Children


    Lola P. McClain


2 April 1914
Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David Corning


    Ellen Jane Boyd




    Mary Emily Corning




    Nora Corning


    Laura Esther Corning


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 14

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of German Körnig, a nickname for a strong person, from körnig ‘robust’, ‘solid’, or from Korney, a variant of Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Corning in household of David Corning, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Corning, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Corning, "United States Census, 1930"

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