Arthur Corkum

Brief Life History of Arthur

When Arthur Corkum was born on 20 January 1887, in Pleasantville, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John Simeon Corkum, was 39 and his mother, Mary Catherine Baker, was 40. He married Minna Sophia Slauenwhite on 5 May 1908, in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901 and Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 13 February 1912, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 25.

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Arthur Corkum
1887–1912
Minna Sophia Slauenwhite
1886–1972
Marriage: 5 May 1908
Mildred Catherine Corkum
1911–2001

Sources (10)

  • Arthur Corkum, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arthur Corkum, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Arthur Corkum, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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1890 · Woman's Suffrage

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Van Gorcum or Van Gorkum, a habitational name from the city of Gorinchem in South-Holland province.

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

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