Carrie May Cornell

Brief Life History of Carrie May

When Carrie May Cornell was born on 16 September 1865, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, Chauncey James Cornell, was 31 and her mother, Isabel M. Gibson, was 26. She married Willis H French on 16 September 1886, in Union Township, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Branch, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Union Township, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 9 July 1944, in Union City, Union Township, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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Willis H French
Carrie May Cornell
Marriage: 16 September 1886
Rolland Chancy French
Byron L French
Chancy Julius French
Delilah Bell French

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  • Carrie French in household of William H French, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Carrie M. Cornell - Published information: birth: September 1865; Michigan, United States
  • Carrie M. Cornell, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: shortened form of Cornwell , Cornwall , or of Cornhill, a habitational name from a place in Northumberland named Cornhill, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + halh ‘nook, recess’; or from Cornhill in London, a medieval grain exchange, named with Old English corn ‘corn, grain’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from some other place elsewhere similarly named.

English: variant of Corney .

English: possibly also a nickname from French corneille ‘rook, crow’, probably denoting a chatterer or someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.

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

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