Helena Jane Warnock

(22 February 1881 - 1922)

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Helena Jane Warnock
1881 - 1922
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RelationshipGreat-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Corkum Family Pedigree
Descent from Peter H. Gorkum - c. 1550

Some Background

Helena Jane Warnock was also known as Lena Corkum.2
FatherWilliam Henry Warnock1 (13 Aug 1840 - 5 May 1923)
MotherJane Warnock1 (27 Mar 1847 - 22 Sep 1913)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildHelena Jane Warnock was born on 22 February 1881, in Hillsborough, Albert Co., New Brunswick, Canada.3,4,1
BrideHelena Jane Warnock married Chesley DeLacy Corkum, son of George Edward DeLacy Corkum and Sarah Charlotte Jess, on 13 December 1899 in Trinity M.E. Church, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. The church record shows 26 year old Chesley, a carpenter, was born in Nova Scotia and 19 year old Helena was born in Prince Edward Island.5,6
DeceasedShe died in 1922 in Everett, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts.7,8

Children with Chesley DeLacy Corkum:

Residences and Censuses

She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Hillsborough, Albert Co., New Brunswick, in the household of her parents, William and Jane Warnock. Her age is recorded as 1 year old.9
Lena and Chesley DeLacy Corkum appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, at 817 Broadway, enumerated 12 June 1900.
     26 year old Chesley was born in October 1873 and reported that he and his parents had been born in Canada; he had been in the United states 13 years having arrived in 1887 and was a naturalized citizen; his occupation was listed as machine shop foreman. Lena, was 20 years old, born in February 1880 in Canada, as were her parents; She had been in the States 11 years, having arrived in 1889. Chesley and Lena had been married less than a year at the time of the census.2
Helena and Chesley DeLacy Corkum appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Everett, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, at 21 Corey St., enumerated 28 April 1910. Their children Helena, Mildred, Chesley and Allan were listed as living with them, Chesley (36 years old) and Helena (30 years) are living with Helena's parents, William H. (69 years) and Jane (63 years) Warnock. William and Jane had been married for 45 years; Helena and Chesley for 10years. William is shown as the house owner, Chesley as a renter. The families are enumerated at the same house number but each with their own family number.
     Both men's occupation is shown as house carpenter... William as an employer, Chesley works for wages (for his father-in-law?). Both were employed at the date of the census, but Chesley is shown to have been out of work for 13 weeks during 1909.
     All of the adults were born in Canada as were all of their parents, except Jane's mother had been born in Scotland. William and Jane, Chesley and Helena all immigrated in 1888... the men became naturalized citizens, their wives became citizens based on their husbands' naturalization.
     Jane had given birth to 7 children of whom 6 were living at the time of the census; Helena had given birth to 4 children, all of whom were living. Helena's two oldest daughters, Helena and Mildred attended school; her boys Chesley and Allan were still too young.10
She and Chesley DeLacy Corkum appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Everett, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, at 38 School St., enumerated 7 January 1920. Chesley and Helena were both born in Nova Scotia, as were their parents. Chesley was said to be an American citizen as was his father, despite their births in Canada. Helena's parents were Canadian citizens... Helena immigrated to the U.S. in 1888 and became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. on her marriage to Chesley in 1900. Chesley's occupation is recorded as a general carpenter, working for wages.. Their children Mildred, Chesley, Allan, Sydney and Laurence were listed as living with them. All of the children were born in Massachusetts.11

Sources - Citations

  1. [S511] The Payzant And Allied Jess and Juhan Families In North America (Wollastan, Massachusetts: by the Compiler, 1970), Names Parents and gives date and place of birth.
  2. [S931] Chesley Corkum household, 1900 U.S. Census, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, population schedule, 817 Broadway Chelsea Ward 3, Enumeration District 1564, Page Sheet No. 16 B, dwelling 171, family 316; Washington: National Archives. , names, relationships, dates, locations.
  3. [S12] Census of Canada, 1881, (Online subscription database. Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Provo, Utah) Accessed: 2 Jan 2017, Birth date: 1880; Birth place: New Brunswick; Residence 1881: Albert Co., New Brunswick, Canada.
  4. [S932] Chesley DeLacy Corkum and Helena Jane Warnock marriage, 13 December 1899, in New England, United Methodist Church Records, 1787–1922: www.ancestry.com, unknown repository address, age at Dec 1899 marriage 19 yrs; b. Hillsborough N.B.
  5. [S932] Methodist Church Records: www.ancestry.com, names, dates, locations.
  6. [S511] Payzant and Allied Jess and Juhan Families, Data of bride and groom.
  7. [S949] Massachusetts Death Index, 1901-1980 (Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, 2005), 1921-1925 Corkum; from Everett MA - 1922 - 20:94.
  8. [S511] Payzant and Allied Jess and Juhan Families, Date of death and place of burial.
  9. [S12] Census of Canada, 1881, Online subscription database. ancestry.com, names, inferred relationships, locations, ages, family religion.
  10. [S930] William H. Warnock and Chesley D. Corkum households, 1910 U.S. Census, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, population schedule, 21 Corey St., Everett, Enumeration District 812, Sheet no. 16 B, lines 55 - 62, dwelling 257, families 395 & 396; Washington: National Archives. , names, relationships, dates, locations.
  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. [S814] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015) Digitized by ancestry.com - subscription database. Names, relationships, dates, locations.
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