Cornelia Elizabeth Warner

18 September 1844–24 September 1907 (Age 63)
Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Cornelia Elizabeth

When Cornelia Elizabeth Warner was born on 18 September 1844, in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Orange Horatio Warner Sr, was 39 and her mother, Delilah Robison, was 27. She married John Alexander Ray Sr. on 20 June 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Ross Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 24 September 1907, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Prisbrey
Cornelia Elizabeth Warner
Marriage: about 1864
Henry Rae Prisbrey
Helen Lowell Prisbrey

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  • Marriage
    about 1864Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 4
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 17
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin) and North German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements war(in) ‘protection, shelter’ or ‘guard’ + heri, hari ‘army’. The name was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Warnier (Old French Garnier). Compare Garner and Werner .English (of Norman origin): shortened form of Warrener (see Warren 2).Irish (Cork): when this is not the Anglo-Norman name (see above), an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murnáin (see Murnane ), found in medieval records as Iwarrynane, from a genitive or plural form of the name, in which m is lenited.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Cornelia Prisby, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Cornelia E Prisbrey, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • Cornelia Peisbrey in household of Henry R Peisbrey, "United States Census, 1900"

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