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Ketchum-McCorkell Family Reunion
Sunday, October 13, 2013
11:00 a.m. till dusk
Pikes Peak Park
111 6th Street
Norco, CA 92860
Corner of 6th Street & Crestview Drive
If you have any questions, please call me at Home (949) 768-6440 or Cell (949) 292-7137.
I regret living so far away (Phoenix). Robbie keeps me updated and sends pictures of your reunions, but it's not the same. In my early life Jessie and Lolita were very important in our Addleman family life. My dad, Paul, interacted with Claude a lot. Whenever my mother was sick or recovering from childbirth, there would be Jessie or Lolita to help out. I always looked up to them and thought Lolita was the prettiest girl around. For a short while Jessie and Dick lived in a little house next to Aunt Lizzie and I could run over and talk to your mom. I remember how big and grown up Larry, Eric, and Sammy were -- I think Larry was in the Marines, as was Eric. Eric stayed in a long time after the war (WWII, that is). I remember Sammy being in the Navy. Buddy and I were closer in age and we kind of ran around the property when we visited Claude. I remember visiting Laura (your grandmother,once), but she was badly debilitated from a stroke and didn't last much longer. This is just to say that the McCorkells were significant in our formative years. When Dick died from that gunshot it affected us all.
Now, of course, most of the people we grew up knowing are gone and I've never had the opportunity to get acquainted with your generation.
2012 Ketchum - McCorkell Family Picnic
Robert McCorkell & Family
(See more picnic photos below!)
Two photographs have been inserted into the genealogy text.
The first is a photograph of George Riley McCorkle/McCorkell's
tombstone in Joplin, MO.
The second photograph is a family picture of George's third family. Click on either of the blue underlined words to see the photographs.
This is a picture of HANNAH MALTILDA MILLER, wife of VALENTINE McCORKLE. This was compliments of Michele Williams, a Valentine McCorkle descendant, living in Anaheim, California -- email@example.com. Michele reported the photo was taken in 1910 when Hannah was about 67.
Valentine was our George McCorkell's youngest brother from Indiana.
Congratulations to Michele on her son's recent graduation from West Point this year! (Michele Williams recently purchased a scanner and sending this was one of her very first achievements with it.)
As a reminder, George McCorkell was Jesse Marshall's, Larry & Robert McCorkell's grandfather. A daughter & son from George McCorkell's second marriage & a stepdaughter from his third.
Jennie (age 58) and her brother, Gifford McCorkell (age 55) beside Allen H. Bobo (age 64) and wife, Minnie Ketchum Bobo (age 52).
It can be seen that the greater Ketchum- McCorkell family remained fairly close, Jennie and her brother were issue from George McCorkell's second marriage to Jane O'Leva Gifford. Minnie was George McCorkell's stepdaughter and was an issue from his third wife's (Lillias J. (Burton) Ketchum) first marriage. Sound confusing?
Jennie Married Thomas Pugh and they are believed to have moved to Riverside, CA. Gifford married and lived in Ontario, CA. His wife deserted him for another.
Since Jennie was born in Wichita, KS in
1868, this pictureprobably was taken around 1926 and the location was probably
George McCorkell was a Civil War soldier from Indiana, who passed away in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. He was buried in the old Baptist Cemetery, in Joplin. His wife, Lilly, then applied and received her second husband's Civil War pension. (For more info on George, click on the underlined blue word.)
Lilly was the third wife of two husbands. She first married attorney and recently a widower, Asa C. Ketchum in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO. Years later and after his death in Chautauqua, Chautauqua Co., KS, she remarried to widower George R. McCorkell in Cherokee Co., KS. This picture is of Lilly and possibly her son, John McCorkell.
Mrs. Lillias J. McCorkell passed away on 4 July 1924 in Riverside, Riverside Co., California. She is buried in Olivewood Cemetery. George's widow, Lilly, visited several sons and daughters in Riverside, CA in 1914 and decided to stay.
For a link to data on Lillias' first husband, click on the following http://bobaddleman.com/.
As we progress into maturity, it is sometimes forgotten how attractive some of us were when we were younger.
This is a picture of Claude & Laura McCorkell's daughter, Jesse (McCorkell) Brott-Marshall and her son Dick Brott.
Both Jesse and her sister Lolita were exceptionally attractive as young women and some of these same traits, as well as musical & athletic abilities, can be see in their later descendants.
The 50th wedding anniversary of Ruben & Lolita (McCorkell) Lemus was celebrated on 8 Jan 2000.
It was celebrated at the Norconian Club at the Norco Naval Weapons Assessment Station.
Lolita is a daughter of Claude McCorkell, who departed the midwest for Riverside, California soon after the end of World War I.
Larry passed away and his widow lives in Bellflower, CA. They last attended the 1999 family picnic, which was back in the Corona central park, and all had a good time.
ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC
This large extended family all got together once a year, if not sooner, for a picnic. Great-grandmother Lillias had two families:
1. Ketchum-Bobo line which included the Addleman's & Bobo descendants,
2. McCorkell line included descendants of Claude & and sister Katie (Mary Lilien).
Reviewing McCorkell genealogy at the 2007 family picinic originally published in 1993.
(Buddy McCorkell recently researched his mother's Mescalero Apache heritage
and discovered a published photo of his Apache grandfather.)
The majority of participants at the Ketchum - McCorkell Descendents family picnic are now McCorkells, with just a few Ketchum descendants.
One of the many traditions recognized is that of forming a circle, holding hands and saying a prayer. Others include, socializing, playing games and of course, the pot-luck buffet.
Each family grouping brings their own eating utensils, their drinks and a food dish to share with others.
At a few family picnics we took photos of specific family groupings. That's Jesse Marshall in the center of the picture. Do you recognize any others?
This second family group has Sammy & Stella McCorkell in the center.
Robert McCorkell or "Buddy," as we know him (standing in the picture), has been unofficially elected as the 'moral and religious spokesperson' for this branch of the McCorkell family.
He says the picnic prayer and sends out written 'family remembrances' at Christmas time.
We all thank Buddy for assuming this difficult and responsible family role.
The Guy & Paula Bisera Family and friends.
McC0RKELL DESCENDANTS IN 2005
KETCHUM-McCORKELL PICNIC 2010
|April 7, 2009
My name is Amy Jones and I came across your website while trying to figure out some of my great grandmother's (Chloe Ella McCorkle) genealogy. My family is descended from Samuel (George Riley and Valentine's brother). If either or both of you had anything to do with posting the information on the web, I just want to say "THANK YOU!!!"
What a wealth of information! I had no idea that our family had been in the United States for so long! My mother (Chloe's granddaughter, Norma Gene's daughter) was very happy as well.
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