Flossie Mae (Wicker) Corkhill

(1920 - 2000)

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Flossie Mae (Wicker) Corkhill
1920 - 2000
Born
October 14, 1920
Knott County, Kentucky
Death
October 30, 2000
Home 1355 E. Market St., in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana United States 46750
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Flossie Mae (Wicker) Corkhill, mother to 1 child, was born on October 14, 1920 at Knott County, Kentucky. She was born into the Wicker family and married into the Corkhill family. Flossie's partner was Quentin Oliver Corkhill. Flossie's partner was Quentin Oliver Corkhill, and they gave birth to Peggy Sue (Corkhill) Bowers. She died on October 30, 2000 at Home, Huntington, Indiana at 80 years of age.
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Flossie Mae (Wicker) Corkhill
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Flossie Corkhill was born on at Knott County, Kentucky
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Flossie Corkhill died on at Home 1355 E. Market St., in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana United States 46750
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Flossie Corkhill was born on at Knott County, Kentucky
Flossie Corkhill died on at Home 1355 E. Market St., in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana United States 46750
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Fairview Cemetery in Servia, Wabash County, Indiana United States 46962
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Apr 5, 1921 - May 31, 2001
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Apr 14, 1947 - Dec 16, 2005

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Huntington Herald PressOctober 31, 2000 Flossie M. Corkhill, 80, 1355 E. Market St., died at 10:40 a.m. Monday (Oct. 30, 2000) at her home. Mrs. Corkhill had been employed by the Huntington Office of PSI. She was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Four Mile, Knott County, Ky., a daughter of Robert and Virginia Wicker Wicker. She married Quentin Corkhill March 11, 1944, in Huntington; her husband survives. Additional survivors include a son, Robert Corkhill, Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Peggy) Bowers, Huntington, and Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Cartwright, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Seven brothers and three sisters are deceased. The family will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, 3024 S. Fairfield St., Fort Wayne IN 46807.

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In 1920, in the year that Flossie Mae (Wicker) Corkhill was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1938, by the time she was 18 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1942, by the time she was 22 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1954, Flossie was 34 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1969, she was 49 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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