Tag Archives: Cork Family

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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William Cork’s Obituary Deconstructed

I don’t know about you, but most of the obituaries I have found for my family have been absolutely no help at all in the research process. They have just given the name and the date the person died, the names … Continue reading

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Road Trips, Cork Family Discoveries and Improving Your Genealogy Skills

I love the high that comes from picking all the low hanging fruit of genealogy. You know what I mean – sitting at your desk using all the online resources that allow you to do the quick leapfrogging linking one … Continue reading

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