Cora Henderson

New York, United States

The Life of Cora

When Cora Henderson was born in 1863, in New York, United States, her father, Alfonzo Warner Henderson, was 31 and her mother, Helen Marr Strain, was 24. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Fremont Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1880.

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Alfonzo Warner Henderson
Helen Marr Strain
Otis Claud Henderson
Cora Henderson
Clara Maud Henderson
Bert Oscar Henderson
Lyda E Henderson
Etna Purl Henderson

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World Events (8)

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 4

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 4

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 44

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Cara Henderson in household of Alphonso Henderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cora Henderson in household of Alphonso Henderson, "United States Census, 1880"

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