Cordelia Day

(11 September 1835 - 12 September 1912)
Cordelia Day|b. 11 Sep 1835\nd. 12 Sep 1912|p51.htm|Cyrus Day|b. 5 May 1810\nd. b 1880|p563.htm|Harriett Cashow|b. 19 May 1814|p564.htm|||||||Daniel A. Cashow|b. c 1789|p571.htm|Elizabeth Higgins|b. c 1789|p572.htm|
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Descendants of Cyrus Day
Descendants of John Morford
Morford Ancestry
Cordelia Day Gibson Morford
     Cordelia Day was born on 11 Sep 1835 in Jennings County, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5 She was a member of the United Brethren church.6 She was Methodist Episcopal church, "there being no U.B. church in Malvern."7 She married first Milo H. Gibson on 20 Mar 1854 in Monroe County, Iowa.7 Cordelia was widowed by Milo's death circa 1865 of smallpox.3,8 About the time of their father's death, Cordelia's five oldest daughters were sent to Soldiers' Orphans Home in Davenport, Iowa. The two youngest apparently remained with their mother, or at least with the family. It is unclear when or how the girls rejoined the family after Cordelia remarried, but it is certain they did so.9 She married second Francis Marion Morford, son of William Morford and Phebe Robison, on 17 May 1868 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa.10,3,11 She and Francis Marion Morford lived in Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, in Sep 1873.12,10,3 She apparently fell ill circa 1894.13 She was included in a group photo taken say 1905. Cordelia died in Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, on 12 Sep 1912 at 77.10,3,4 She was buried in Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa.14,15

Last Edited=March 17, 2007

Children of Cordelia Day and Milo H. Gibson

Children of Cordelia Day and Francis Marion Morford

Citations

  1. Francis Morford household, 1880 United States Census, Iowa, Mills County, Indian Creek township, p. 22, line 20, dw 167, fam 168. NARA. T9, roll 356.
  2. Vicky Winfield, "What About This!," e-mail message from e-mail address (9120 Oak Cliff Dr., Midwest City OK 73130) to DeAnna Burghart, 26 Feb 2000. Hereinafter cited as 1860 Day census records.
  3. "Death of Mrs. F.M. Morford," Transcription of article in The Malvern Leader, Malvern, Iowa, 19 Sep 1912, p. 3, e-mail message from Vicky Winfield to this researcher, 6 Jun 2001.
  4. Francis M. and Cordelia Morford tombstone, Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa; photographed by Vicky Winfield, 29 Apr 2001.
  5. Cyrus Day household household, 1850 United States Census, Indiana, Jennings County, Marion Township, p.784, dw/fam 891. Ancestry online digital image of NARA. M432, roll 155.
  6. "Death of Mrs. F.M. Morford," "as a young girl," presumably at her first residence in Jennings County, Indiana.
  7. "Death of Mrs. F.M. Morford,".
  8. Unknown author, Assumptions by the researcher (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), based on Florence Ellenor's birth date of 1864, also knowledge that the children had entered Soldiers' Orphans Home before the end of 1866..
  9. Vicky Winfield, "What About This! (orphans home)," e-mail message from e-mail address (9120 Oak Cliff Dr., Midwest City, OK 73130) to DeAnna Burghart, 27 Feb 2000. Transcription of Gibson entries in Soldiers Orphans Home registry, from <http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/data/ia+index+109324668376+F>Hereinafter cited as Soldiers and Orphans Home list.
  10. "F. M. Morford Died in Malvern Friday," Transcription of article in The Malvern Leader, Malvern, Iowa, 7 Jul 1932, p. 1 in an e-mail message from Vicky Winfield to this researcher, 6 Jun 2001.
  11. F.M. Morford household, 1910 United States Census, Iowa, Mills County, ED 101, Sheet 1A/153, lines 29-32. Abstracted by researcher. No photocopy made. NARA. T624.
  12. "Life Sketch of Cyrus H. Morford," Transcription of article in The Opinion-Tribune, Glenwood, Iowa, 3 May 1951, p. 6, in an e-mail message from Vicky Winfield to this researcher, 6 Jun 2001.
  13. "Death of Mrs. F.M. Morford," The obituary states that Cordelia "had been a great sufferer for eighteen yars [sic], still she never complained, always looking on the bright side and was cheerful and happy." However it does not indicate what caused the suffering; probably because her ailment was well-known in her community..
  14. Vicky Winfield, "Mrs. F.M. Morford," e-mail message from e-mail address (9120 Oak Cliff Dr., Midwest City, OK 73130) to DeAnna Burghart, 6 Jun 2001.
  15. Francis M. and Cordelia Morford tombstone, Malvern Cemetery.
  16. Vicky Winfield, "1860 Day census records," e-mail to DeAnna Burghart, 26 Feb 2000.
  17. Vicky Winfield, "C. H. Morford Rites Saturday," e-mail message from e-mail address (9120 Oak Cliff Dr., Midwest City, OK 73130) to DeAnna Burghart, 6 Jun 2001. Transcription of article in The Leader, Malvern, Iowa, 3 May 1951, p. 1Hereinafter cited as C. H. Morford Rites Saturday.
  18. "Funeral Services for Charles Morford," Transcription of article in The Malvern Leader, Malvern, Iowa, 10 August 1939, p. 1, e-mail message from Vicky Winfield to this researcher, 6 Jun 2001.
  19. Unknown author, United States Census (n.p.: n.pub., 1860).
  20. Vicky Winfield, "Re: [MORFORD] F. M. Morford & Polly Ann (Morford) Day?," e-mail message from e-mail address (9120 Oak Cliff Dr., Midwest City, OK 73130) to DeAnna Burghart, 21 Feb 2000. Transcription of Mills County marriage records.Hereinafter cited as F. M. Morford & Polly Ann Day.