William Henry Corey

15 April 1894–11 November 1966 (Age 72)
Arkona, Lambton Shores, Lambton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Corey was born on 15 April 1894, in Arkona, Lambton Shores, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, his father, Henry Marghum Corey, was 39 and his mother, Emily Sophia Hipkins, was 20. He married Lillian May Ruppert on 17 April 1917, in Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1894 and Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 11 November 1966, in Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Barkway Cemetery, Barkway, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

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William Henry Corey
Lillian May Ruppert
Marriage: 17 April 1917
Lyle Wilfred Corey
Marcella Wilma Corey
Arline Neoma Corey
Delmar Jean Corey
Romaine Hart Corey
Delano Miles Corey

Spouse and Children

17 April 1917
Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States


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Parents and Siblings


    Emily Sophia Hipkins




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car "Sweepstakes" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Kori, which is of uncertain meaning.2 Northern Irish: variant of Curry .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Corey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William in entry for Arline N Wood, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • William Henry Wilson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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