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.)
"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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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Cora by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Cora: