Cora Hershberger

1887–1979 (Age 92)
Salisbury, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Cora

When Cora Hershberger was born on 18 January 1887, in Salisbury, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Elias D Hershberger, was 51 and her mother, Elisabeth Miller, was 45. She married Christian J. Bender on 13 August 1905, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Fresno, California, United States in 1935. She died in December 1979, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cora Hershberger
Christian J. Bender
Marriage: 13 August 1905
Mildred Edna Bender

Spouse & Children

13 August 1905
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Mildred Edna Bender


Parents & Siblings

  • Elias D Hershberger


  • Elisabeth Miller




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

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 25

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

Americanized spelling of German or Jewish variant spelling of Herschberger .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Cora Bender in household of Christian Bender, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cora Bender in household of Christian J Bender, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cora Bender in household of C J Bender, "United States Census, 1940"

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