Cora Belle Perry

24 December 1881–2 March 1943 (Age 61)
Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio, United States

The Life of Cora Belle

When Cora Belle Perry was born on 24 December 1881, in Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, her father, Frederick Willam Perry, was 24 and her mother, Annie E Collins, was 24. She married Abraham Cover Boyd Jr. on 5 November 1900, in Van Wert, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pleasant Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Ridge Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 March 1943, in Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61.

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Abraham Cover Boyd Jr.
Cora Belle Perry
Marriage: 5 November 1900
Harold Richard Boyd Sr.
Lester Morgan Boyd
Granville Leroy Boyd
Nellie Anna Boyd
Gaylord A. Boyd
Helen Boyd

Spouse and Children

5 November 1900
Van Wert, Ohio, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Willam Perry





World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora B Perry in household of Anna E Perry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cora P Boyd in household of Cover Boyd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cora Boyd in household of Cover Boyd, "United States Census, 1940"

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