Etta Virginia Cornett

Female15 June 1871–1 June 1946

Brief Life History of Etta Virginia

When Etta Virginia Cornett was born on 15 June 1871, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Freeling B. Cornett, was 28 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Delp, was 24. She married William or Willie Winchester Hines on 31 December 1893. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Elk Creek District, Grayson, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 1 June 1946, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Comers Rock, Grayson, Virginia, United States.

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William or Willie Winchester Hines
Etta Virginia Cornett
Marriage: 31 December 1893
Clobie M. Hines
Ocie Hines
Reba Ethel Hines
Clabie Hines
Zada Gay Hines
Rex Crockett Hines
Audrey Wilda Hines

Sources (22)

  • Ellen Cornett, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • E V Cornett in household of F B Cornett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Etta Cornett in entry for W W Hines, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1893
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 1

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    Age 23

    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): nickname for a cornet player, from Old French cornet ‘wind instrument made of horn or resembling a horn’, a diminutive of corn. Compare Corner .

    Altered form of French Cornet , reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

    Americanized form of German Cornet , Kornet or Kornett, cognates of 2 above.

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

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