Category Archives: Cork Family

William Cork’s Early Years Part II

When we left the Cork Family in the last installment, Charles and Martha had died within 6 months of each other in 1838. After the deaths of their parents, the Cork children were scattered to live in various places within … Continue reading

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William Cork’s English Beginnings – He was an Orphan! (Part I)

William Cork (1832-1916) who died in his adoptive home in Mazamonie, Wisconsin, left an obituary filled with dozens of clues to research and I am finally getting around to checking some of the statements made about his early life. (See … Continue reading

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Find My Past: Marriage Finder – Just Who is it Finding?

I have been trying to locate the marriage record for William Cork to his second wife Jane Dame. They would have married between 1864 and 1866, after the death of his first wife (Feb 1864) and before his son by … Continue reading

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Old Dog, New Tricks: Exploring My English Ancestors on Find My Past

One of my goals this year was to find the roots of my English ancestors who immigrated to America in the late 1860’s and early 1870’s. I subscribed to Find My Past a few months ago and it is finally … Continue reading

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Bertha C. Cork Vye – It’s Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself

Sorry for the delay in postings these last few months, but as many of my loyal readers/friends know, I have moved from Seattle to Knoxville, TN. I am still in transition, so genealogy is taking a back seat to other … Continue reading

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Harry Cork 1872-1886: The Obituary Saves the Day Again

Harry Cork was born October 29th 1872 and died February 7th 1886 at just 13 years old. I had first seen Harry as a 7 year old boy in the 1880 census record living in the home of his parents … Continue reading

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Walter John Cork and His Very Short Military Career in the Spanish-American War

Like many young men, Walter Cork probably had romantic ideas about joining the Army and going to war against the Spanish in 1898. But the idealistic dreams of our imagination rarely come true when they come face to face with … Continue reading

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