Cora Estelle Owensby

7 July 1897–3 October 1983 (Age 86)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Cora Estelle

When Cora Estelle Owensby was born on 7 July 1897, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Sims Wesley Ownbey, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Cathalene Good, was 22. She married Edwin Osborne Ballard about 1914, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 October 1983, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, New Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Osborne Ballard
Cora Estelle Owensby
Marriage: about 1914
Minnie Ballard
Susi Ballard
Robert Wesley Ballard
Christine Marie Ballard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1914Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1918 · Fort Bragg Established
    Age 21
    Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
    Age 23
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Probably English: habitational name from Aunsby in Lincolnshire, which has the same origin as Aunby ( see Owenby ).

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (17)

    • Cora Ballard in household of Ed Ballard, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Cora Ownbey in household of Westley Ownbey, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Cora Ownbey in entry for Robert Wesley Ballard, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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