|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 Corkill. 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, Nortonville. 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. JOHN H. CORKILL Born November 12, 1887 Passed Away September 9, 1979 FUNERAL SERVICES Wednesday, September 12, 1979 At 1:30 P.M. From O'Trimble Funeral Home Nortonville, Kansas OFFICIATING Rev. Everett Figgs MUSIC Soloist - Sally Ellerman Selection - Old Rugged Cross CASKETBEARERS Dave Herbert Melvin Hank Don Shell Sam Leu Raymond Hamm Dale Nichols INTERMENT 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"
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.