John Fred Corning

9 June 1871–4 May 1922 (Age 50)
Leighton Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Fred

When John Fred Corning was born on 9 June 1871, in Leighton Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Ransford Corning, was 28 and his mother, Mary F. Williams, was 20. He married Naomi Williamson on 6 October 1892, in Plainwell, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wayland, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Thornapple Township, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 4 May 1922, in Johnstown Township, Barry, Michigan, United States, at the age of 50.

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John Fred Corning
Naomi Williamson
Marriage: 6 October 1892
Ralph Corning
Doritha B Corning

Spouse and Children


    Naomi Williamson


6 October 1892
Plainwell, Allegan, Michigan, United States



    Doritha B Corning


Parents and Siblings


    Mary F. Williams




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 15

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Fred Coring, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred Corning, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fred Corning, "United States Census, 1910"

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