Mabelle "Mary' Etta Cornish

16 August 1882–11 November 1992 (Age 110)
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Mabelle "Mary' Etta

When Mabelle "Mary' Etta Cornish was born on 16 August 1882, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, her father, Harvey Cornish, was 30 and her mother, Etta Leona Carter, was 25. She married Wilbur Clark Metcalf on 1 May 1901, in Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 November 1992, in Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 110, and was buried in Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States.

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Wilbur Clark Metcalf
Mabelle "Mary' Etta Cornish
Marriage: 1 May 1901
Earl Metcalf
Vern Wilbur Metcalf
Adam E. Metcalf
Donald Lee Metcalf
Geneveive DeEtta Metcalf

Spouse and Children

1 May 1901
Lancaster, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Harvey Cornish





World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 30

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: regional name for someone from the county of Cornwall, from Middle English corneys, cornysh. Not surprisingly, the surname is common in adjacent Devon, but it is also well established as far afield as Essex and Lancashire.2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Kornisch, a nickname for a sickly or weak person, from Sorbian krne ‘weak’, ‘poor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • May Metcalf in household of Burr Metcalf, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mabelle Metcalf in household of Wilbur Metcalf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maybelle Metcalf in household of Wilbur C Metcalf, "United States Census, 1910"

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