Cornelia Caroline Davidge

Brief Life History of Cornelia Caroline

When Cornelia Caroline Davidge was born in 1847, in Illinois, United States, her father, James Madison Davidge, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Asbury Ladd, was 23. She married George S. Pidgeon on 2 June 1864, in Pulaski, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Pulaski, Illinois, United States in 1870 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 31 May 1901, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Mount Hope, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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George S. Pidgeon
Cornelia Caroline Davidge
Marriage: 2 June 1864
Elisabeth Pidgeon
Mary Pidgeon
Elmer A. Pidgeon
Lena Irene Pidgeon

Sources (9)

  • Cornellia Pidgeon in household of George Pidgeon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cornelia C Davidge, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Cornelia Caroline Pidgeon, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1848 · The California Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire): variant of Davids reflecting a post-medieval change in pronunciation of final [dz] to [dʒ].

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

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