Elsie Mary Cornelssen

29 July 1892–26 February 1989 (Age 96)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Elsie Mary

When Elsie Mary Cornelssen was born on 29 July 1892, in Kansas, United States, her father, Otto Carl Johann Cornelsen, was 33 and her mother, Rosa Julia Baumgartner, was 21. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Allen Tobieth Showalter. She lived in Mount Dora, Union, New Mexico, United States in 1920 and Hampton Township, Rush, Kansas, United States for about 5 years. She died on 26 February 1989, in McCracken, Rush, Kansas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in McCracken Cemetery, McCracken, Rush, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Tobieth Showalter
Elsie Mary Cornelssen
Elven Carl "Bus" Showalter
Inez Elsie Showalter
Malcolm Will "Mac" Showalter
Kenneth John Showalter
Allen Stanley Showalter
Emma Rose Showalter

Spouse and Children



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Parents and Siblings

    Otto Carl Johann Cornelsen


    Rosa Julia Baumgartner





    Otto Charles Cornelssen


    Walter Cornelssen


    Olga Cornelssen


    Ernest Cornelssen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.

Age 20

New Mexico is the 47th state.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 26

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: reduced form of Cornelison .2 North German: patronymic from the personal name Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elsie M Showalter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elace Cornelson in household of O Cornelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elsie Showalter in household of Al Showalter, "Kansas State Census, 1925"

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