Laurence Irvin Corkum1

(13 November 1916 - 3 January 2002)

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Laurence Irvin Corkum
1916 - 2002
High School Portrait
RelationshipGrandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Corkum Family Pedigree
Descent from Peter H. Gorkum - c. 1550
Descent from Valentin Weygand - 1711
FatherChesley DeLacy Corkum2 (11 Oct 1872 - 23 Oct 1960)
MotherHelena Jane Warnock2 (22 Feb 1881 - 1922)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildLaurence Irvin Corkum was born on 13 November 1916, in Everett, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.2,3,4
GroomHe married Dorothy Margaret Weygand, daughter of Alexander Albert Weygand and Helena Marcella Harrigan, on 12 February 1944 in North Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.5
DeceasedHe died on 3 January 2002 in the home of his daughter, Lynne Helene Corkum Tracy, Pomfret, Windham Co., Connecticut, at the age of 85.6,2,3
InterredLaurence Irvin Corkum's ashes weres buried next to those of his wife, Dorothy (Weygand) Corkum in Mt. Hope Cemetery, North Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.7,8

Children with Dorothy Margaret Weygand:


Military ServiceOn 7 January 1942, while living in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut,working as a clerk at Phoenix Mutual Insurance Company, Laurence enlisted as a Corporal to serve during World War II . He advanced quickly and had reached the rank of Major by the time of his discharge at the end of the war.9
Military ServiceHe served during the Korean Conflict.After his discharge from the Army at the end of WWII, Laurence was automatically placed in the military reserves and was called up to serve again between 5 September 1950 and 18 July 1952.He was stationed in Bad Tolz, Germany for the duration of this enlistment.10

Residences and Censuses

Laurence Irvin Corkum appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Everett, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, in the household of his parents, Chesley and Helena Jane Corkum.11
Laurence appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, at 52 Preston St., enumerated 5 April 1930. As his mother had died, and his father was working as a ship's carpenter, Laurence, 13 years old, was living with his sister Mildred, her husband, Raymond Hatch, and their children, Frank, Raymond, and Wilbur.12
He appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of East Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, at 40 Phelps St., enumerated 1 April 1940. Laurence, 23 years old and working as a clerk for an insurance company, was living in East Hartford with his sister Mildred, her husband, Raymond Hatch, and their children, Frank, Raymond, Wilbur and Rae Marie. Laurence's and Mildred's retired father Chelsey Corkum was also living with them.13
Circa 1950, Laurence Irvin Corkum lived in Bad Tolz, Germany. He was stationed here during the Korean Conflict.14

Sources - Citations

  1. [S814] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Provo, Utah: Operations, Inc., 2015) Digitized by - subscription database.
  2. [S814] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, names, relationships, dates, locations.
  3. [S927] Laurence Corkum,"Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File", U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs;; unknown repository address, birth and death dates.
  4. [S511] The Payzant And Allied Jess and Juhan Families In North America (Wollastan, Massachusetts: by the Compiler, 1970), Date and place of birth.
  5. [S478] Massachusetts Vital records Index to Marriages [1916-1970] (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, unknown publish date). Facsimile edition, accessed online at 11 Sept. 2013, Index to Marriages - North Attleborough 1944, Vol. 61, Pg. 407.
  6. [S464] Recollections of Lynne Helen Corkum tracy (unknown informant address), information given to Sean C. Tracy. Conversation, She and her husband were present at the time of her father's death.
  7. [S920] "Laurence Irvin Corkum", Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, 6 January 2002, names, relationships, dates, locations.
  8. [S464] Recollections, Lynne Helen Corkum tracy, attended inurnment.
  9. [S928] Laurence Corkum,"Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]", Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64;; unknown repository address.
  10. [S927] Laurence Corkum,"BIRLS Death File."
  11. [S924] Chesley D. Corkum household, 1920 U.S. Census, Middlesex, Massachusetts, population schedule, 38 School St., Everett Ward 5, Enumeration District 0139, Sheet Sheet No. 6 B, lines 70-76, dwelling not listed, family 158; Washington: National Archives. , names, relationships, dates, locations.
  12. [S925] Raymond L. Hatch household, 1930 U.S. Census, Hartford Co., Connecticut, population schedule, 52 Preston St., Hartford, Enumeration District 2-50, Page No. 254, Sheet No. 6 A, dwelling 61, family 116; Washington: National Archives. , names, relationships, dates, locations.
  13. [S926] Raymond Hatch household, 1940 U.S. Census, Hartford Co., California, population schedule, 90 Phelps St., East Hartford, Enumeration District 2-51, Sheet no. 3 B, line 41-48, dwelling 48, family Hatch; Washington: National Archives. , names, relationships, dates, locations.
  14. [S464] Recollections, Lynne Helen Corkum tracy, names, relationships, dates, locations.
  15. [S922] Lynne Helene Corkum, Certificate of Registration of Baptism, Birth Certificate, Book 14, Page 112, No. 686; unknown location (dated 16 November 1944): names, relationships, dates, locations.
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