Cora Belle Whitney

27 March 1872–5 July 1918 (Age 46)
Humboldt, Iowa, United States

The Life of Cora Belle

When Cora Belle Whitney was born on 27 March 1872, in Humboldt, Iowa, United States, her father, Eli Hannibal Whitney, was 31 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Hales, was 28. She married Frank M. Gagle on 30 September 1888, in Jasper, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Poweshiek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Beaver Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 5 July 1918, in Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in McKeever Cemetery, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Frank M. Gagle
Cora Belle Whitney
Marriage: 30 September 1888
Grace Viola Gagle
Leila Gagle
Frank T Gagle

Spouse and Children

30 September 1888
Jasper, Iowa, United States



    Leila Gagle


    Frank T Gagle


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 14

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora Whitney in household of E H Whitney, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Cora Whitney in household of E H Whitney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cora B Gayle in household of Frank M Gayle, "United States Census, 1910"

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