Person:George Mc Corkle (1)

George Mc Corkle
b.10 SEP 1819 , Lincoln, Missouri
d.28 JUL 1891 , Marion, Oregon
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Name George Mc Corkle
Gender Male
Birth? 10 SEP 1819 , Lincoln, Missouri
Marriage 6 FEB 1840 , Buchanan, Missourito Elizabeth Brooks Howell
Other? 1850 , Marion, OregonCensus - US - 1850
Death? 28 JUL 1891 , Marion, Oregon
Burial? Howell Prairie Cemetery, Howell Prairie, Marion, Oregon

! "George F. McCORKLE was born in Lincoln County, Mo., September l0, l8l9. In l840, when 2l years of age, he was married to Miss Elizabeth B. HOWELL, who was born in Grainger County, Tenn., in l822, and who went with her parents to Indiana in l828, and to Missouri in l837. With the first general immigration train in l843 Mr. and Mrs. McCORKLE crossed the plains to Oregon with an ox team. After spending one year in Oregon City, they settled on a donation claim on HOWELL'S prairie, where they each resided until claimed for a higher life. To them were born eight children, four of whom are now living. Isabelle LOONEY, Josephine BAGLESS, J. H. McCORKLE and Albert McCORKLE; also fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. The McCORKLES were highly respected in the community where they lived so long. In early life Mrs. McCORKLE joined the Baptist church, and a few years ago became a member of the Christian Church. Mr. McCORKLE died in July, l89l, and Mrs. McCORKLE on September 26th, last. With the passing away of the McCORKLES we are reminded that it is only a question of a very short time when the brave, sturdy, honored pioneers of Oregon will all have joined the great majority on the other side, `in that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveller returns`." Oregon Native Son (port) p. 325, p 278.