Cornelia Jane Follett

25 April 1849–12 July 1901 (Age 52)
Huron, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Cornelia Jane

When Cornelia Jane Follett was born on 25 April 1849, in Huron, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph Follett, was 34 and her mother, Cynthia Stiles, was 26. She married James T. Wilson on 30 May 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 21 years. She died on 12 July 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

James T. Wilson
Cornelia Jane Follett
Marriage: 30 May 1868
Cynthia Jane Wilson
Mary Louise Wilson
Loretta Ann Wilson
Fannie Matilda Wilson
Amelia Antoinette Wilson
Joseph Franklin Wilson
James Roy Wilson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 7
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 11
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French fol(l)et ‘fool, jester’.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Cornelia Follett in entry for Cynthia Jane Maxfield, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Cornelia Pollitt in household of Joseph Pollitt, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Cornella Jane Follett in entry for Mary Wilson Goff, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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