Lura Samantha Cornelius

Female1873–19 May 1903

Brief Life History of Lura Samantha

When Lura Samantha Cornelius was born in 1873, in Ellis, Texas, United States, her father, Elijah Benson Cornelius, was 26 and her mother, Mary S Bynum, was 24. She married James Gilbreth on 22 November 1889, in Ellis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 5, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 19 May 1903, in Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Potosi, Taylor, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gilbreth
Lura Samantha Cornelius
Marriage: 22 November 1889
Matthew Gilbreth
about 1892–
Eula Ellen Gilbreth
Tracy Gilbreth

Sources (9)

  • Samantha Gilbreath in household of James Gilbreath, "United States Census, 1900"
  • L S Cornelius, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Lura Samantha Cornelius Gilbreth, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1889Ellis, Texas, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1875: Taylor, Texas, United States

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 9

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch, German, Danish, and southern English: from the Latin personal name Cornelius (originally an old Roman surname, probably derived from cornu ‘horn’), borne by a 3rd-century pope and Christian saint. In England, this name is rarely found before the 16th century, when the name was brought to England from the Low Countries by Protestants, among whom it was also a popular name in the vernacular form Cornelis. In North America, this surname may also be an altered form of the German or Dutch variant Kornelius.

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

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