Cora J Wells (1904 - 1991)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Cora J Wells’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 J Wells Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Cora J Wells and her immediate Wells family. Add to Cora J Wells'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 J Wells? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Cora move a lot? Did she emigrate from another country? Add Cora's last known location.

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 J Wells is a military veteran.

Middle name

J

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

1904 - In the year that Cora J Wells was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

1907 - Cora was just 3 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1958 - She was 54 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

1964 - At the age of 60 years old, Cora was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

1991 - In the year of Cora J Wells's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

Cora J Wells 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 J Wells
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 J Wells 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 J Wells died on December 7, 1991 at age 87. There is no known cause of death. She was born on August 10, 1904. We are unaware of information about Cora's surviving family.

Memories

What do you remember about Cora J Wells? 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 J Wells

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources