Cornelia M. Gratz

1840–14 November 1935 (Age 95)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Cornelia M.

When Cornelia M. Gratz was born in 1840, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Edward Gratz, was 35 and her mother, Caroline VanDeveer, was 25. She married Alexander Kelly McClure on 19 March 1879, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 14 November 1935, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Kelly McClure
Cornelia M. Gratz
Marriage: 19 March 1879

Spouse and Children

19 March 1879
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Gratz


    Caroline VanDeveer




    Lousia Gratz


    Simon Gratz



    Edward Gratz


    David Gratz


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 23

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

South German (also Grätz):1. habitational name from several places so named in Austria, Bohemia, and Moravia. 2. from a short form of a Germanic personal name reflected by Old High German grātag ‘greedy’. 3. from a short form of the personal name Pankratz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelia Gratz in household of Ed Gratz, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cornelia M. Gratz, "Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940"
  • Find a grave - Cornelia "Cora" Gratz McClure

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