Cora Belle Green

10 June 1881–9 April 1964 (Age 82)
Redland, Angelina, Texas, United States

The Life of Cora Belle

When Cora Belle Green was born on 10 June 1881, her father, Theophilus Benjamin Green, was 35 and her mother, Augusta Isabelle Sandifer, was 33. She married Thomas Edward Newby on 15 December 1901, in Gonzales, Texas, United States. She died on 9 April 1964, at the age of 82, and was buried in Redland, Angelina, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Edward Newby
Cora Belle Green
Marriage: 15 December 1901

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Edward Newby



15 December 1901
Gonzales, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Theophilus Benjamin Green


    Augusta Isabelle Sandifer




    Lena R Green


    Lena Green


    Annie L Green


    Minnie Ellen Green


    Minnie Green


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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  • Cora Belle Newby, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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