John Herbert Corkill, Father of Eldon Corkill

John Herbert Corkill and Myrtle Ruth (Nichols) Corkill in the backyard of their home in Topeka, Kansas. My paternal Grandparents.

The children of John and Myrtle, from left to right: Ann Corkill of Earth, TX, John Corkill of Tempe, AZ, Ruth (Corkill) Herbert of Myrtle Beach, SC, Eldon Edwin Corkill of Dallas, TX, David Parker Corkill of Nortonville, KS. Eldon was my Father. 

The David Corkill family photo, more information on the page dedicated to him. John Herbert Corkill is in the center of the back row.

David Parker family again, John Herbert is standing on the far left. Notation is from David Parker Corkill

 John Herbert and Myrtle Ruth (Nichols) corkill on their 50th Wedding Anniversary
John Corkill
WINCHESTER -- John Herbert Cor-
kill, 91, Winchester, died Sunday after-
noon in a Winchester hospital. 
    He was born Nov. 12, 1887, at Norton-
ville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David 
    Mr Corkill was a farmer in Norton-
ville until 1948 when he moved to Tope-
ka. While in Topeka he lived at 5027 W.
25th and worked as a real estate agent
with the Glenn Agency. In 1976, he
moved to Winchester.
    He was a member of the Crestview
United Methodist Church, Topeka, and
the Mount Zion Lodge No. 266, AF&AM,
    He was married to Myrtle Ruth Ni-
chols on the Isle of Man ("on the Isle of Man" struck). She died Nov.
2, 1974. 
    Survivors include three sons, David
Corkill, Omaha, Neb., Eldon Corkill,
Dallas, and John Corkill, Tempe, Ariz.;
two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Herbert, 
Mauldin, S.C., and Mrs. Ann Jones, 
Lubbock, Texas; 14 grandchildren and
7 great-grandchildren.
    Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednes-
day at the O'Trimble Funeral Home
with burial in the Nortonville Ceme-
tery, both in Nortonville. Friends of the
family my call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home.

Born November 12, 1887
Passed Away September 9, 1979
Wednesday, September 12, 1979
At 1:30 P.M. From
O'Trimble Funeral Home
Nortonville, Kansas
Rev. Everett Figgs
Soloist - Sally Ellerman
Selection - Old Rugged Cross
Dave Herbert
Melvin Hank
Don Shell
Sam Leu
Raymond Hamm
Dale Nichols
Nortonville Cemetery
 Auction Notice for family farm Public Auction
Location is described as: "on my farm 4 1/2 miles South of Nortonville on U.S. Highway 59; 7 miles East and 1 mile North of Valley Falls"
Notes written by John Herbert which appear to have been used for David Corkills Obituary notice:
David Corkill was born in Kirk Maughold,
Ramsey, Isle of Man, Feb 5, 1844. The 
son of James Corkill, shoemaker,
at an early age working for a farmer herding
sheep in the hill country near by his 
home. Later he worked in the Laxey 
Mines he always treasured among his 
keepsakes a picture of Laxey Wheel
which was said to be the largest wheel
in the world. 
He was married Feb 12, 1865 to Mary Ann Kewish
of Ramsey, Isle of Man, to this union were 
born four children, Anna - Mrs. Wm 
Kneale, Laura - Mrs Ross Trimble, Ada - Mrs
George Figgs and William Alfred Corkill.
In 1867 with his wife and baby girl (Anna)
he came to the United States settling 
in Illinois where he continued his
occupation of Mining.
In 1878 with this wife and four children
he came to Nortonville Kans and settled on
a farm 4 miles south west of town
where his wife died May 4, 1884.
On January 20, 1885 he was married
in the Parish Church in the Parish of 
Maughold, Isle of Man to Catherine Sayle (daughter of Thomas Sayle)
of Jurby, Isle of Man, by H. G. White, Vicar
of the Established Church of England. 
To this union were born 5 children
Thomas Albert Corkill
John Herbert Corkill
Ralph Corkill who died at age of 2 years
Mona Corkill - Mrs. Lew Roberson
Clyde Corkill

Mrs Corkills half brother 
Thomas Teare and Miss Mary Gill, who
were present at the marriage ceremony 
were afterwards united in marriage and
came to Nortonville and farmed near them. 

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