William Martin Cordes

26 August 1886–13 September 1964 (Age 78)
Belvidere Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States

The Life of William Martin

When William Martin Cordes was born on 26 August 1886, in Belvidere Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, his father, Johann Heinrich Cordes, was 31 and his mother, Meta Anna Sophie Riggers Peper, was 22. He married Emma Amelia Maude Werner on 25 November 1917, in Odessa, Lincoln, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 35 Thornton, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1940 and Bellevue, Réunion, France in 1964. He died on 13 September 1964, in Bellevue, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King, Washington, United States.

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William Martin Cordes
Emma Amelia Maude Werner
Marriage: 25 November 1917
Lavora Juanita Cordes
Elaine Blanche Cordes
Nina Jean Cordes

Spouse and Children

25 November 1917
Odessa, Lincoln, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 7

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker of cord or string or a nickname for a habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons, from the genitive or plural form of Old French corde ‘string’ ( see Coard ).2 Variant spelling of German Kordes .3 French: habitational name from any of several places called Cordes.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Cordes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William M Cordes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William M Cordes, "United States Census, 1920"

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