Edith M. Corley

Brief Life History of Edith M.

When Edith M. Corley was born on 29 July 1885, in Westervelt, Shelby, Illinois, United States, her father, Bryant Corley, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Elizabeth Brinker, was 41. She married Noble Alpheus Cordray on 15 September 1902, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Penn Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Pickaway Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 13 December 1918, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 33.

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Noble Alpheus Cordray
Edith M. Corley
Marriage: 15 September 1902
Gladys Cordray
Noble B Cordray
Geneva Cordray
William Woodrow Cordray
Dorothy Elizabeth Cordray
Ruth Cordray
Hershel Cordray

Sources (15)

  • Edith N Cordary in household of Noble A Cordray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith A. Cordray, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Edith Carley, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo; Monaghan): variant of Curley and McCurley .

English: habitational name from Corley in Warwickshire or Coreley in Shropshire, both named with Old English corna, a metathesized form of crona, genitive plural of cron, cran ‘crane’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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