Cora Bell Goldsmith


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Samuel C. Hanley

Cora Bell Goldsmith

  • Born: 29 Aug 1861, Chatfield, Jordan Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota
  • Marriage: Samuel C. Hanley on 21 Nov 1885 in Preston, Filmore County, Minnesota
  • Died: 1 Oct 1916, Jordan Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota at age 55
  • Buried: Chafield Cemetery, Fillmore County, Minnesota

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Census, 1900, Minnesota, Fillmore County, Jordan Township, Page 156a. Age 37 yrs., married 14 yrs., mother of 7 children, 7 children living.

Census, 1910, Minnesota, Fillmore County, Jordan Township, Roll 697 Book 2, Page 158b. Age 48 yrs., married 26 yrs., mother of 8 children, 8 children living.

Obituary: Chatfield News-Democrat, 5 Oct 1916, Chatfield, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Mrs. Samuel Hanley died at 12:30 last Sunday (October 1st, 1916) afternoon at her home nine miles west of this city, after a long illness from a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held at the Washington Presbyterian Church on Tuesday by Rev. C. F. Geiger. The deceased maiden name was Cora Goldsmith. She was born near Chatfield on August 29th, 1861, and was married to Samuel Hanley at Preston, 33 years ago. She was an indulgent wife and mother, a good neighbor and lived a Christian life, being a regular attendant of the Washington Presbyterian Church. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn her death: Mrs. Anway (Bessie wife of William Anway) of Dumont, Iowa; Mrs. August Zimmerman of Stewartville; Sarah of Conger, Minnesota; Alice of Balaton; George, Charles, Algie and Forest are living at home. A number of brothers and sisters also survive.


Cora married Samuel C. Hanley, son of Samuel Hanley Sr. and Rebecca M. Stewart, on 21 Nov 1885 in Preston, Filmore County, Minnesota. (Samuel C. Hanley was born on 18 Apr 1842 in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont, died on 21 Aug 1930 in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota and was buried in Chafield Cemetery, Fillmore County, Minnesota.)

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