|David Corkill, my Great Grandfather was born Feb 5th 1844 in Ramsey on the Isle of Man, and died June 18th 1934 in Nortonville, Ks at 90. His parents were James Corkill who was loosely reported as born around 1831 in Maughold on the Isle of Man and UNKNOWN.|
(Note on 06062016 - Thanks to Cousin Lois Herbert for pointing out a discrepancy there in dates and David Corkills.
I had originally mixed a David Corkill born in 1870 with my Ancestor, now resolved. Information on that David Corkill is retained at the bottom of this page. )
My Great Grandfather David Corkills' obituary recorded his birth as in 1844 and death at 90 in 1934.
|The David Corkill Family, circa 1900 in Nortonville, KS|
|David Corkill and family, notes written by David Parker Corkill|
(Page 139) ? ? 1885, Marriage Solemnized in the Parish Church, in the Parish of Maughold In the Isle of Mann. No: 277 When Married: January 25 1885 Name and Surname: David Corkill and Catherine Sayle Age: full age / full age Condition: Widower / Spinster Rank or Profession: Farmer / --- Residence at the time of Marriage: Kirk Maughold / Jurby Fathers Name and Surname: James Corkill / Thomas Sayle Rank or Profession of Father: Shoemaker / Farmer Married in the Parish Chrch according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church (unintelligable) by H. G. White Vicar This Marriage was solemnized between us, David Corkill / Catherine Sayle in the Presence of us, Thomas Seare / Mary Pill(?) I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of an entry made in the Register Book of Marriages, in the Parish of Maughold As witnessed my hand, this 11th day of Nov 1885. Signed H.G.White, Vicar of Maughold, Isle of Man
1890-10-21 11 9 1889 11-12 "These figures are in David Corkills hand writing + evidently his first wife and Ralphs ages at death"
DEATH COMES TO AGED MEMBER OF KANSAS A.O.U.W. David Corkill, a member of the A. O.U.W. of Kansas for 48 years, 10 months, and eleven days, died at his home in Nortonville, Kansas, on June 18th. Mr. Corkill was 90 years, 4 months and 13 days of age at the time of his death. He joined the Order through Nortonville lodge No. 179 Aug- ust 7, 1885 Besides his membership in the A. O.U.W. of Kansas, he was a char- ter member of the Nortonville Meth- odist church, which he helped to build. Up until a short time ago, he maintained an active interest in life being an ardent radio enthusiast and newspaper reader, a gardener, and a keen checker player. He was the oldest man in Norton- ville, and one of the older members of the Order. His wife, six children, twenty-two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive him. DAVID CORKILL, 90, OF NORTONVILLE IS DEAD (penciled date of 6/18/34) Resident of the Nortonville com- munity since 1878, David Corkill, 90, re- tired farmer, died at his home in Nor- tonville yesterday afternoon after an illness of several months. Mr. Corkill had been in failing health for the last year due to omplications resulting from his age. Funeral services will be held Thurs- day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Nor- tonville Methodist church, of which Mr. Corkill was the last surviving charter member. He had been a member of the church for 54 years. Services will be conducted by the Rev. P. B. Adell of Manhattan, assisted by the Rev. O. W. Tate, pastor of the Northonville church. Burial will be in the Nortonville cem- etery. Mr Corkill was born at Ramsay, Isle of Man. February 5, 1844, and lived there until 1867 when he came to the United States and settled in Illinois. Later he moved to Kansas and settled on a farm near Nortonville. He was married to Mary Ann Kewish of Ram- say, February 12, 1865. She accom- panied him to America. Mrs. Corkill died May 4, 1884. Later Mr. Corkill returned to the Isle of Man and married Catherine Sayles of Ramsay January 25, 1885, who returned with him to America and Nortonville. The second Mrs. Corkill survives. He is also survived by a son, Alfred Corkill of Nortonville, and a daughter, Mrs. George Figgs of Lawrence, from his first marriage; three sons, Albert Corkill, Herbert Corkill and Clyde Cor- kill, all of Nortonville, and a daughter, Mrs Lou Robertson of Whiting, from the second marriage. Twenty-two grandchildren and eight great-grand- children also survive. Previous to coming to America Mr. Corkill operated a coal mine on the Isle of Man. During his life in this country he farmed until his retirement. OBITUARY--CORKILL David Corkill was born February 5, 1844 near Ramsay, Isle of Man; and died at his home in Nortonville, Kansas, June 18, 1934, at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 13 days. He was married February 12, 1865 to Mary Ann Kewish. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Wm. Kneale and Mrs. Ross Trimble, who preceded him in death. W. Al- fred of Nortonville and Mrs. George Figgs of Lawrence. In 1867, with his wife and one baby girl he came to Illinois where be continued his boyhood occupation as coal miner. In 1878 he came to Nortonville with his family and settled on a farm south of town. Here his wife died. On January 25, 1885, he was mar- ried at Ramsay, Isle of Man, to Catherine Sayle, who survives him. The children of this marriage were T. Albert and J. Herbert, both of Nortonville; Ralph, dying in infancy Mrs. Lew Robertson of Whiting and W. Clyde of Nortonville. Seventeen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Corkill retired from farming and moved into the house on West street which has since been their home. Mr Corkill was the oldest man in Nortonville, and a charter member of the Methodist church, which he helped to build. He also elped(sic) build the parsonage. For many years he taught a class in Sunday School. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. lodge. He will be remembered as a worth citizen and a good neighbor. In his declining years he retained his interested and activities to a remark- able degree, being a devoted Bible student, a constant newspaper read- ed(sic) and radio fan, an industrious gar- dener and a keen checker player, de- lighting to beat neighbor or grand- child at this time-honored game. At the age of 88 he worked in his gar- den and was able to read a little as recently as a month ago. Though retaining his interest in modern life he could still speak the Manx language and recall many oc- curences of his boyhood. Besides his wife and six children he is survived by 22 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. T.B. Adell of Manhattan officiating, assisted by Rev. Tate. Interment was in the Nor- tonville cemetery.
Mary Ann Corkill Born Jan 6 1838 Died May 4 1884 Age 46 - 3 - 38 Born Nov 12 1889 Died Oct 21 - 1890 Age 11mo 9 days Anna Died July 27 1916
1881 Isle of Man Census (Lonan, F, District 1), listed as Residing at Loggan Rd, Private home:
Robert Corkill, 49, Lead Miner, Head of Household, born Isle of Man Maughold
Mary Corkill, 54, Wife, born Isle of Man Lonan
George Corkill, 20, Lead Miner, born Isle of Man Lonan
Margaret Corkill, 18, Miners Daughter, born Isle of Man Lonan
Frederick Corkill, 14, Son, Miners Son, born Isle of Man Lonan
Alice L. Corkill, 12, Daughter, Scholar, born Isle of Man Lonan
David Corkill, 10, Son, Scholar, born Isle of Man Lonan
Albert E Corkill, 8, Son, Scholar, born Isle of Man Lonan
Note: Isle of Man Baptism Index 1600-1981 shows David Corkill, Baptised June 5th 1870 in Lonan, Isle of Man with the Residence recorded as "Gretch-vooar". Parents recorded as "Robert Corkill (Miner) & Mary Corkill (nee Skillicorn)".
(Thanks to Robert Corkill of Kansas City for proofreading!)