Cora L Washington (1915 - 1996)

A photo of Cora L Washington
Cora L Washington
1915 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Cora L Washington was born on August 28, 1915. She died on January 2, 1996 at 80 years of age. We know that Cora L Washington had been residing in Drew, Sunflower County, Mississippi 38737.


Cora L Washington Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Cora Washington, honor her ancestry & genealogy, and her immediate Washington family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Cora L Washington

First name


Middle name


Maiden name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




Cora Washington was born on


Cora Washington died on

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 L Washington?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Cora's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Cora a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Drew, Sunflower County, Mississippi 38737


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?


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

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Cora's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Cora serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Cora Washington?
View other bios of people named Cora Washingtons
Back to Top

Cora L Washington Family Tree

Cora's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Washington family tree.

Cora's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Cora L Washington
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Share Memories about Cora

What do you remember about Cora L Washington? 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.

Cora Washington Obituary

This obit of Cora L Washington is maintained by Cora's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Cora L Washington passed away on January 2, 1996 at 80 years old. She was born on August 28, 1915. We have no information about Cora's immediate family. We know that Cora L Washington had been residing in Drew, Sunflower County, Mississippi 38737.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Cora L Washington

1915 - 1996 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Cora's lifetime

In 1915, in the year that Cora L Washington was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1924, Cora was merely 9 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1951, at the age of 36 years old, Cora was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1983, by the time she was 68 years old, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1996, in the year of Cora L Washington's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Other Biographies

Other Cora Washingtons

Cora Mae Washington
Apr 12, 1946 - Apr 26, 2002
Cora Washington
around 1881 - May 9, 1944
Cora Washington
around 1870 - Dec 23, 1941
Cora Washington
around 1882 - Sep 2, 1928
Cora Washington
around 1884 - Jun 24, 1921
Cora L. (Ingram) Washington
Born: around 1954
Cora S. (Strait) Washington
Born: around 1956
Cora L. (Wright) Washington
Born: around 1964
Cora E. (Dotson) Washington
Born: around 1952
Cora E. (Alfred) Washington
Born: around 1966
Cora Washington
May 6, 1929 - Nov 19, 2006
Laurel, MD
Cora Washington
May 30, 1903 - July 1983
Englewood, New Jersey
Cora Washington
Apr 18, 1878 - May 15, 1973
Washington, DC
Cora Washington
Jun 7, 1884 - April 1982
Washington, District of Columbia
Cora Washington
May 20, 1906 - July 1971
Washington, District of Columbia
Cora Washington
May 18, 1882 - April 1977
Washington, District of Columbia
Cora Washington
Aug 27, 1889 - August 1968
Los Angeles, California
Cora Washington
Apr 1, 1910 - May 1982
Richmond, California
Cora Washington
Sep 15, 1871 - May 1969
Hayward, California

Other Washingtons

C T Washington
Aug 16, 1948 - Apr 27, 1996
Dorothy Washington
Oct 15, 1918 - February 1982
Chicago, Illinois
Charles R Washington
Jul 22, 1947 - Feb 26, 2006
Verona, MS
J C Washington
Jun 13, 1954 - November 1991
Sylvester Washington
Jun 30, 1947 - May 13, 1968
Homer L Washington
Jun 29, 1941 - Dec 17, 2008
Jackson, MS
Mary Washington
Jan 16, 1903 - March 1972
Natchez, Mississippi
Maude L Washington
Jun 22, 1927 - Mar 22, 2002
Jackson, MS
E Washington
Sep 6, 1948 - December 1992
John Washington
Oct 5, 1897 - May 1993
Camden, AR
Virgil E Washington
Aug 18, 1906 - Jun 18, 1995
Los Angeles, CA
Alex Washington
Feb 22, 1892 - March 1965
Chidester, Arkansas
Sherman Washington
Mar 16, 1952 - Jul 23, 2005
Richard J Washington
Mar 22, 1954 - Jun 21, 2007
Little Rock, AR
Pearlie M Washington
Jun 7, 1952 - Jun 21, 2010
Carolyn M Washington K
Dec 29, 1954 - Nov 8, 2003
George Washington
Jan 21, 1953 - Apr 22, 2010
Proctor, AR
Charles R Washington
Aug 31, 1950 - Jul 22, 2005
Camden, AR
Georgia L Washington
Mar 27, 1906 - May 4, 1989
Fordyce, AR
Pete Washington
Apr 18, 1903 - January 1965

Other Bios

Louise Stewart
Jun 16, 1941 - Aug 29, 1997
Leland, MS
Yet H Jue
Dec 20, 1911 - Aug 13, 2000
Los Angeles, CA
Jacqueline Barner
May 7, 1943 - Feb 23, 2003
Miami, FL
T J Webster
Jan 6, 1945 - Mar 15, 2006
Wichita, KS
Louis Lubiani
Sep 8, 1904 - November 1976
Clarksdale, Mississippi
J A Cannon
Nov 13, 1946 - Apr 15, 1988
Leland, MS
Romayne Dorsett
Apr 18, 1900 - June 1974
Saint Louis, Missouri
Odessa Smith
Jan 4, 1901 - Mar 2, 1995
Leland, MS
Betty M Smith
Jun 22, 1946 - May 9, 2011
West Monroe, LA
Gladys Woodard
Feb 9, 1925 - Nov 23, 2007
Hollywood, FL
Annie P Vaughn
Nov 24, 1944 - Sep 13, 2005
Louise, MS
Willie L Brown
Dec 8, 1946 - Oct 6, 2009
Yazoo City, MS
Leila Barnette
May 25, 1891 - February 1978
Greenville, Mississippi
Martha Key
Sep 6, 1878 - February 1972
Moorhead, Minnesota
Ethelma Randle
Feb 12, 1935 - Apr 26, 2004
Cleveland, MS
Sarah B Singleton
Dec 3, 1911 - Dec 8, 1997
Belzoni, MS
Selley Dotson
Dec 7, 1943 - November 1974
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Sallie Lipton
Jul 12, 1937 - May 30, 1995
Richard Clemmons
Feb 3, 1949 - April 1972
Walter Montgomery
Apr 13, 1962 - August 1980
Success Stories from Biographies like Cora L Washington
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.