Cora Ella West

14 November 1906–12 June 1935 (Age 28)
Warren, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Cora Ella

When Cora Ella West was born on 14 November 1906, in Warren, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Edward West, was 36 and her mother, Mary Ella Lancaster, was 35. She married Waite John Pitchford on 13 July 1924, in Warren, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Fishing Creek Township, Warren, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Warrenton, Warren, North Carolina, United States for about 5 years. She died on 12 June 1935, in Warren, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Warren, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Waite John Pitchford
Cora Ella West
Marriage: 13 July 1924

Spouse and Children

13 July 1924
Warren, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Edward West


    Mary Ella Lancaster





    Spencer Ervin K. West


    Nat Burnice West



    Ernest Oliver West


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 2

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 10

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora E Pitchford in household of Waite J Pitchford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cora West in household of Jas E. West, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Shirley Moss in entry for Edward Thomas Pitchford and Gerleen Wilson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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