Tag Archives: William Cork

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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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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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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