Cora Catherine Duffee

2 October 1869–12 February 1956 (Age 86)
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Cora Catherine

When Cora Catherine Duffee was born on 2 October 1869, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George A Duffee, was 27 and her mother, Sophia Walters, was 22. She married James Murray Wertz on 3 May 1900, in West Fairview, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hampden Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Pennsboro Twp, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 12 February 1956, in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86.

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James Murray Wertz
Cora Catherine Duffee
Marriage: 3 May 1900
Russell Bryan Wertz
Beatrice A Wertz

Spouse and Children

3 May 1900
West Fairview, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States


    Russell Bryan Wertz


    Beatrice A Wertz


Parents and Siblings


    Sophia Walters




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 8

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhshíthe ( see McDuffie ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora C Wertz in household of James M Wertz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cora Wertz in household of James Wertz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cora C Wertz in household of James M Wertz, "United States Census, 1940"

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