Robert Royal Corkhill

(1884 - 1961)

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Robert Royal Corkhill
1884 - 1961
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March 1, 1884
Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States
Death
1961
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Robert Royal Corkhill, father to 1 child, was born on March 1, 1884 in Bedford, Ohio. Robert's partner was Mary Foust, and they gave birth to Quentin Oliver Corkhill. He died in 1961 at 76 years old.
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Aug 27, 1884 - Mar 31, 1977

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Robert Royal Corkhill, father to 1 child, died in 1961 at 76 years old. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, Indiana. He was born on March 1, 1884 in Bedford, Ohio. Robert's partner was Mary Foust, and they gave birth to Quentin Oliver Corkhill.

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In 1884, in the year that Robert Royal Corkhill was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1892, Robert was only 8 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1912, he was 28 years old when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1942, by the time he was 58 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1961, in the year of Robert Royal Corkhill's passing, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

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