Cordelia Mellon Scaife

Brief Life History of Cordelia Mellon

When Cordelia Mellon Scaife was born on 24 September 1928, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alan Magee Scaife, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Cordelia Mellon, was 24. She married Herbert Arthur May Jr. on 25 June 1949, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1948. She died on 26 January 2005, in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.

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Robert Ward Duggan
Cordelia Mellon Scaife
Marriage: 29 August 1973

Sources (27)

  • Cordelia Scalfe na família de Allen M Scalfe, “United States Census, 1930”
  • Cordelia M Scaife, “Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950”
  • Cordelia S May, “United States Social Security Death Index”

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World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

1949 · NATO is Established

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English (northern; Yorkshire): nickname from the northern English dialect word scafe ‘crooked, awry, awkward, wild’ (Old Norse skeifr).

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

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