Person:Cora West (2)

m. Bef 1880
  1. Charlotte H Gray1881 - 1959
Facts and Events
Name[1] Cora E West
Gender Female
Alt Birth[3][5] Oct 1854  Speculative family?: James West and Cora Freese (1) 
Birth[2][7] Oct 1864 Maine, United States
Marriage Bef 1880 to Wilbur L Gray
Residence[1] 1880 Bluehill, Hancock, Maine, United States
Death[2] 5 May 1885 Bucksport, Hancock, Maine, United States
Burial[2] Hillside Cemetery, Bucksport, Hancock, Maine, United Statesa.e. 2/3? 0 years, 6 months, 11 days
  1. 1.0 1.1 United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bluehill, Hancock, Maine; Roll: T9_480; Family History Film: 1254480; Page: 225.4000; Enumeration District: 149; Image: 0434.

    Name: Cora Gray
    Birth Date: abt 1863
    Birth Place: Maine
    Residence Date: 1880
    Residence Place: Bluehill, Hancock, Maine, United States

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cora E. Gray, in Find A Grave.
  3. Gray, Ruth. Marriage returns of Penobscot County, Maine : prior to 1892. (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, c1994), pg 527.

    "James West of Lincoln & Cora E. Freese of Orono m. 14 May 1870 by same."

    Same being "P.G. Colburn, JP"

  4.   Mason, James R. Interview with Cora Leach.

    "C - Uriah Leach and Edith Snowman was my paternal, and my maternal grandparent were Wilbur Gray and ah ... Cora West."

  5. Some investigation was done to see if this is actually Cora Freese, who married James West and divorced him in Jan 1881. However, the combination of the grave stone (which seems to give her age at death of only 20), the 1880 census that gives her age as 17, and the 1880 census also placing Cora Freese West still in the household of James West - almost completely rule out the possibility.
  6.   Improbable, but worth noting for now that a "Cora Gray West" is born in Provincetown, MA in 1866, to parents from Nova Scotia.
  7. Calculated on assumption of grave stone statement of 20 years, 6 months, 11 days
  8.   During her lifetime, Cora Leach reported that there was a family oral tradition of Native American ancestry. Such ancestry has not been found elsewhere in Cora Leach's ancestry - suggesting perhaps - that it comes from Cora West. Perhaps Cora West was the subject of an adoption from Native American parents?