Cora Belle Wilds

Female23 September 1877–31 January 1928

Brief Life History of Cora Belle

When Cora Belle Wilds was born on 23 September 1877, in Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac P Wilds, was 25 and her mother, Mary Jeannette Miles, was 22. She married William Henry Goodson on 19 April 1896, in Bond, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mills Township, Bond, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Old Ripley, Bond, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 31 January 1928, in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Goodson
1871–1938
Cora Belle Wilds
1877–1928
Marriage: 19 April 1896
Grace I Goodson
1897–
John Earl Goodson
1899–1949
Hazel Pearl Goodson
1901–1943
Ruth E Goodson
1903–
Loyd Olin Goodson
1905–1975
Ruby M. Goodson
1910–1987
Elvin Dale Goodson
1915–1983
Elva Liberty Goodson
1918–1919

Sources (22)

  • Cora B Goodson in household of William H Goodson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cora Belle Goodson, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Cora Belle Wilds, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1896Bond, Illinois, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 8

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 15

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wild , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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