Cora Bjerke (1894 - 1987)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Cora Bjerke’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Cora so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Cora’s biography.

Cora Bjerke Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Cora Bjerke and her immediate Bjerke family. Add to Cora Bjerke's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Cora.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Cora Bjerke? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Canada

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Cora finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Cora attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Cora did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Cora Bjerke is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Cora's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Cora's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Cora a religious woman? Add Cora’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Cora during various points of her life.

Timeline

1894 - In the year that Cora Bjerke was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1946 - By the time she was 52 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1957 - When she was 63 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1974 - She was 80 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

1987 - In the year of Cora Bjerke's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

Cora Bjerke Family Tree

Who was Cora’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Cora’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Cora's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Cora Bjerke
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Cora's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Cora Bjerke is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Cora Bjerke died in March 1987 at 92 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Cora. She was born on September 26, 1894. We have no information about Cora's family. We know that Cora Bjerke had been residing in Canada.

Memories

What do you remember about Cora Bjerke? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Cora is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Cora Bjerke

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources