Cora Melinda Smelcer

Brief Life History of Cora Melinda

When Cora Melinda Smelcer was born in 1876, in Cedar Township, Benton, Iowa, United States, her father, Ephraim Sabius Smelser, was 37 and her mother, Nancy Samantha Dickenson, was 33. She married Charles Emerson Weaver on 9 January 1892, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in East River Township, Page, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Nodaway Township, Page, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 6 May 1955, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Emerson Weaver
Cora Melinda Smelcer
Marriage: 9 January 1892
Bert Alvin Weaver
Minnie Weaver
Goldie May Weaver
Rose Violet Weaver
John Wesley Weaver
Bessie Weaver

Sources (20)

  • Cora Weaver, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cora M Smelser, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Cora Melinda Smelcer Weaver, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Slavicized form or Americanized form of German Schmelzer .

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

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