Charles Melvin Cory

August 1870–
Marshall, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles Melvin

When Charles Melvin Cory was born in August 1870, in Marshall, Indiana, United States, his father, Barney Joseph Corey, was 23 and his mother, Barbara Olive Shore, was 19. He married Martha A Killiam in 1892, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Green Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Liberty Township, Bollinger, Missouri, United States in 1900.

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Charles Melvin Cory
Martha A Killiam
Marriage: 1892
Infant Cory

Spouse and Children

Missouri, United States


    Infant Cory


Parents and Siblings

    Barney Joseph Corey


    Barbara Olive Shore






    Sarah A. Cory


    Edith Pearl Corey


    Edith Rose Cory


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Corey .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Charles M Corey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles M Corey in household of Barney J Corey, "United States Census, 1880"

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