Cora N. Gillies (Williams)

14 Oct 1894 - 3 Aug 1961

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Cora N. Gillies (Williams)

14 Oct 1894 - 3 Aug 1961
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Cora N. Gillies (Williams)

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Pleasant Grove City Cemetery

301-945 Utah 146
Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah
United States
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It was April 1, 1897 here in Utah Valley, the lake with it's sparkling ripples was a beauty to behold as the glistening beams danced upon the crystal waters. About one mile east of the lake in a little humble home, a happy mother and father awaited the arrival of their fifth child. Of four previous occasions this little mother had witnessed the mystery of birth, four little girls had arrived in this home. They were Clara, Viola May, Pearl, and Cora. Little Viola May lived for only three weeks, so on this April Fools Day the first son Francis Henry known throughout his life as Frank, blessed this home being born to Thomas Henry and Martha Holland Williams. Frank was the fifth child in a family of nine and he brought a great deal of joy into this humble home. Frank grew up working on his father's farm, attending the Vineyard schools. He married Martha Ella Aston, Aug. 18, 1915. The marriage was later solomized in the Salt Lake Temple. The first six months of their married life was spent with Frank's parents. His brothers and sisters had scarlet fever so the mother took care of the children in part of the house, while Ella, the young wife took care of the rest of the family in another part. The first winter they moved to an old rock house in Lindon. The home of Grandma Aston. Frank obtained work on Will Maxfield's farm in the spring they moved into what was called "The Little Red School House: in Lindon. After a short time, they moved to the old Hillman home; part of Will Maxfield's place. About 1918, they bought the Dubois Place consisting of a home and ten acres of land. They lived there until February 1924. He owned a good team and wagon. While farming the land he supplemented his income by hauling hay from Riverton and Bluffdale. The loads were too high to go under the overpass bridge so Frank dug holes for the wheels to sink in, thus lowering the load. He filled them up again after he passed through. He seeded fish in the lake and hauled shells for the poultry men. He went to the lake in the winter, cut out and put up ice for railroad cars. If the horses broke through the ice, he threw his coat over their heads and they struggled out again. He also worked at the union dairy. In Feb 1924, he went to Bingham as "Boiler maker helper: where he learned welding and became an accomplished welder. In May 1924, his father Thomas Henry Williams Died. In 1926, His mother Martha Holland Williams passed away. Frank returned to Vineyard, where he and his brother Glenn Williams purchased the farm. They farmed together until Franks' children became old enough to help. Then Glenn and Frank separated, but still worked together and shared their problems. In the spring of 19342, the United States Steel Company came to Vineyard and Frank then moved to the Lockhart property and later purchased the Clyde Gillman place to farm, his present home. He was a great hand with machinery also very efficient in taking care of machinery and all tool. He never put anything away unless it was in good working order, ready for use the next day. In May 1963, Frank suffered a partial stroke, which paralyzed his right side. He was confined to a wheel chair and bed for 3 1/2 years being cared for by his faithgul wife Ells, until about 3 weeks ago when she herself went to the hospital. He passed away Oct 4, 1966, at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo bringing to an end a useful, busy life. He is survived by his widow and children: Mrs. Alma (Bernice)Hansen, American Fork, Utah. Mrs. Leslie Wayne (Marge)Tucker, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dwaine F. Williams, Orem Utah (married Lorraine Hansen) Max K. Williams, of California (married Rae Dawn Curtis). The remaining brothers, sisters are: Mrs. Pearl Bunnell, Orem Utah. Mrs.Joie Maag, Orem, Utah. H. Glenn Williams, American Fork and Rulon T. Williams, Magna Utah. 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Life timeline of Cora N. Gillies (Williams)

1894
Cora N. Gillies (Williams) was born on 14 Oct 1894
Cora N. Gillies (Williams) was 9 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
1903
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Cora N. Gillies (Williams) was 18 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
1912
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Cora N. Gillies (Williams) was 26 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
1920
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Cora N. Gillies (Williams) was 45 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
1939
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Cora N. Gillies (Williams) was 51 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
1945
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Cora N. Gillies (Williams) was 58 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
1953
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Cora N. Gillies (Williams) died on 3 Aug 1961 at the age of 66
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