Fanny Irene Corbett

7 July 1890–9 November 1960 (Age 70)
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Fanny Irene

When Fanny Irene Corbett was born on 7 July 1890, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Joseph Edward Corbett, was 29 and her mother, Louisa Elizabeth Gorringe, was 28. She married James Christian Nielsen on 16 January 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bancroft, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Vaughn, Cascade, Montana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 November 1960, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sun River, Cascade, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Christian Nielsen
Fanny Irene Corbett
Marriage: 16 January 1919
James Corbett Nielsen
Sterlin Corbett Nielsen
Sterlin Corbett Nielsen
Gwenevere Nielsen
Marvin Corbett Nielsen
George Corbett Nielsen

Spouse and Children

16 January 1919
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1895 · Bountiful Shrinks in Size

Age 5

During November, both the cities of Woods Cross and West Bountiful voted to separate from the main city of Bountiful. This caused the cities' land area to decrease by nearly ten and a half square miles.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English (Shropshire; of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English corbet, a diminutive of corb, alluding probably to someone with dark hair or a dark complexion. The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by one group of bearers of the name.2 Irish: see Corban .

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

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Story Highlight

The Life Story of Joseph Corbett and Sarah Frost: Utah Pioneers 1855

Joseph Corbett and Sarah Frost Odell, Married in 1857 Children: Mary Jane Walter John Joseph Edward Thomas William Sarah Elizabeth THE STORY OF JOSEPH CORBETT AND SARAH FROST by Irene Corbett Nielson …

Sources (3)

  • Fanny Irene Corbett Neilsen in household of James Christian Neilsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Fannie S. Corbett in household of Joseph E. Corbett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irene Corbett in household of Joseph E Corbett, "United States Census, 1910"

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