Cora Inez Mayhew

Brief Life History of Cora Inez

When Cora Inez Mayhew was born on 13 April 1893, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Mayhew, was 39 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Yeatts, was 37. She married Louie Smith Merricks on 15 October 1914, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Staunton River Magisterial District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1950. She died on 25 June 1985, in Pulaski, Pulaski, Virginia, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Gretna, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States.

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Louie Smith Merricks
Cora Inez Mayhew
Marriage: 15 October 1914
Edith Smith Merricks
Ruth Frances Merricks
Louie Merricks Jr
Louie Merricks
Bobby Lee Merricks

Sources (23)

  • Cora I Merricks, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Cora Mayhew, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Cora Mayhew, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1914 · Name changed

Name change from Elba to Gretna in 1914.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): from the French and Middle English personal name Maheu (Old French Mahieu), a common Norman form of Matthew . Its common Middle English pet form was Maw, by syncope of the medial -he-; see under Maw 1. See also May and Mahy .

Americanized form of French Mailloux .

History: Thomas Mayhew (1593–1682) came to Medford, MA, from Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, c. 1632, and subsequently moved to Watertown, MA. In 1642 he established a settlement on Martha's Vineyard, with his son Thomas, who was the first English missionary to the Indians of New England.

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

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