Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Cornwell

6 March 1917–9 May 1998 (Age 81)
Villa Grove, Douglas, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Ann "Betty"

When Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Cornwell was born on 6 March 1917, in Villa Grove, Douglas, Illinois, United States, her father, Nelson Ruben Cornwell, was 28 and her mother, Leona Rosa Harris, was 26. She married Max Wayne Pershio on 23 June 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 9 May 1998, in West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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Roscoe Lincoln "Buck" Striker
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Cornwell
Marriage: about 1940
Linda Lee Striker
Wanda Lou Striker

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  • Marriage
    about 1940Vermillion, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1925 · Woman's World's Fair
    Age 8
    The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
    Age 24
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from Cornwell in Oxfordshire, named from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + well(a) ‘spring, stream’.variant of Cornwall or Cornhill; in southeastern England mainly a habitational name from Cornhill in London but elsewhere alternatively from Cornhill (Northumberland) or one of the many minor places so called, often becoming Cornell .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Elizabeth Cornwell in household of Leona Cornwell, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Elizabeth Cornwell in household of Nelson Cornwell, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Ann Cornwell - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Elizabeth Ann Cornwell

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