Harry Claude Cordero

16 December 1890–25 March 1946 (Age 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Harry Claude

When Harry Claude Cordero was born on 16 December 1890, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Claudio Cordero, was 34 and his mother, Annie Louise Minchin, was 30. He married Bertha B. Swartz on 6 December 1915, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Perkasie, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 25 March 1946, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Harry Claude Cordero
Bertha B. Swartz
Marriage: 6 December 1915

Spouse and Children

6 December 1915
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Claudio Cordero


    Annie Louise Minchin




World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 16

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Spanish: from cordero ‘young lamb’ (Latin cordarius, a derivative of cordus ‘young’, ‘new’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, or alternatively a nickname meaning ‘lamb’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harry C Cordero, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry C Codero in household of Joseph C Codero, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry Cordero in household of Joseph C Cordero, "United States Census, 1900"

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