William Crawford Corbett

17 September 1902–9 January 1985 (Age 82)
Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life of William Crawford

When William Crawford Corbett was born on 17 September 1902, in Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, United States, his father, William Cicero Corbett, was 33 and his mother, Ella Moore, was 26. He lived in Sandy Point, Brazoria, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 9 January 1985, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 82.

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William Crawford Corbett
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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 3

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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  • William C Corbett Jr. in household of William C Corbett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Corbett in household of Wm C Corbett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Corbett in household of W C Corbett, "United States Census, 1910"

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