Cora (Legge) Lyons
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Cora Elvira (Legge) Lyons (1895 - 1989)

Cora Elvira Lyons formerly Legge
Born in Canning, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 14 Jul 1918 in Scots Bay Road, Nova Scotiamap
Died in Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Aug 2008
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Biography

Cora was born October 15, 1895 in Canning, Nova Scotia.

She was under 10 years old when her mother died.

Cora came down from Nova Scotia to live with Effie and Edward Whitten. She returned to Nova Scotia to marry Ralph Lyons.

Cora and Ralph lived in Dedham, Massachusetts, and Westwood, Massachusetts. They had no children of their own; but were foster parents to a young boy, whom they called Ralphie. His mother (and perhaps father) were unable to support him. Cora and Ralph gave Ralphie back to his mother, when she was able to work and support herself and her son.

In 1920, according to the census, she and Ralph were living with the Whittens together.

Cora's husband Ralph passed away in 1969. Cora died at age 93, on January 31, 1989; in Leominster or Worchester, MA (according to Social Security Death Index records.)

Sources

  • "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9R-6PPQ : 16 March 2018), Cora Legg in entry for Benjamin Legg, 1911; citing Census, Kings Sub-Districts 8-29, Nova Scotia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,687.


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"United States Census, 1920," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF9V-W72 : accessed 19 June 2015), Cora E Lyons in household of Edward D Whitten, Fitchburg Ward 1, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 139, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,745.
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