James Weight Cordiner

Male30 September 1866–

Brief Life History of James Weight

When James Weight Cordiner was born on 30 September 1866, his father, William Cordiner, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Michie, was 23. He married Katie Downs on 3 October 1888. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Laramie, Albany, Wyoming, United States for about 30 years. He was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Laramie, Albany, Wyoming, United States.

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James Weight Cordiner
Katie Downs
Marriage: 3 October 1888
Helen E Cordiner
Raymond Edward Cordiner
George J Cordiner
Harold G Cordiner

Sources (5)

  • James Cordiner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Wight Cordiner, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Weight Cordiner, "Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1888
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries - 1868: Albany, Dakota Territory, United States; 1869: Albany, Wyoming Territory, United States; 1890: Albany, Wyoming, United States

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 32

    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

    Norman, English, Scottish: occupational name from Middle English and Older Scots cordewaner, cordener, cordiner, Anglo-Norman French cordewaner (Old French cordoanier) ‘worker in Cordovan (Spanish) leather made from goatskin and typically used in making shoes; a shoemaker’. Compare Corden . The scarcity of the surname in post-medieval England is surprising. Some or all of the modern examples cited below (from N England) may reflect migration of families from Scotland.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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