Albert Nathan CORLISS

Male 1864 - 1956  (91 years)


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  • Name Albert Nathan CORLISS 
    Born 26 Aug 1864  St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 May 1956  Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1160  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2016 

    Father Joseph Martin CORLISS,   b. 27 Oct 1821, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1910, Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Paulina S. SKINNER,   b. 12 Jan 1822, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1896, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1846  St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1742  Group Sheet

    Family Lillian Mae YALE,   b. 17 Apr 1876, Galva, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1959, Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1892  Hale, Yuma County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Luella Yale CORLISS,   b. 29 Dec 1894, Tuttle, Kit Carson County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. CORLISS,   b. 5 Dec 1896,   d. 5 Dec 1896  (Age 0 years)
     3. Joseph Martin CORLISS,   b. 8 Mar 1898, Kit Carson County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1973, Red Willow County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Sherman Henry CORLISS,   b. 5 Apr 1900, Stratton, Kit Carson County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1992, Burlington, Kit Carson County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. CORLISS,   b. 30 Mar 1902,   d. 13 Apr 1902  (Age 0 years)
     6. Edward William CORLISS,   b. 15 Jul 1903, Kit Carson County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Harold N. CORLISS
     8. Ralph Rosser CORLISS
     9. CORLISS,   b. 27 Mar 1910, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Etta CORLISS
     11. Frank Nathan CORLISS
     12. Myrna Lorraine CORLISS
     13. Ruth "Pauline" CORLISS
    Family ID F3159  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Aug 1864 - St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jun 1892 - Hale, Yuma County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1956 - Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1900 census of Burlington, Kit Carson County, Colorado, enumerated 14 June 1900:

      - Corliss, Albert N., head of household, age 35, married 8 years, born August 1864 in Vermont, both parents born Vermont, occupation Stock Raiser.
      - Corliss, Lillian M., wife, age 24, married 8 years, mother of 3 children with 3 children still living, born May 1876 in Illinois, father born Illinois, mother born New York.
      - Corliss, Lorella Y., daughter, age 5, born December 1894 in Colorado.
      - Corliss, Joseph M., son, age 2, born March 1898 in Colorado.
      - Corliss, Sherman, son, age 2 months, born April 1900 in Colorado.
      - Corliss, Martin J., age 78, father, widowed, born October 1821 in Vermont, father born Pennsylvania, mother born New York.

    • "Corliss Currents," 12/95: At age 23, Albert arrived in Wray, Colorado by train, his sister Amy Melissa and her husband John Currier being in that area. After working on the Bar T Ranch in Kit Carson, County, he took a homestead twelve miles north of Burlington, in northeast Colorado. There he met and married Lilliam Mae Yale whose family had traveled to the west in a covered wagon. Their married life began in a dugout on the Colorado plains. Eventually a room was added above ground. later, Albert gave up that holding and took another on the Republican River about 27 miles northwest of Burlington.

      "Eleven children were born and raised by the banks of the Republican, and after 1917 in Hebron, Nebraska, where Albert and Lillian moved to better educate their children. Education was always a concern of Albert's, and he served on the School Board for the Tuttle School District #39. That district's schoolhouse was initially constructed of sod, being replaced by a wooden frame house soon after the turn of the century.

      "In 1906, a telephone line was strung up the river. It consisted of one line, resting on fenceposts supported by two by fours or on the barbed wire fences with rubber from old boots providing insulation. Always a prudent risktaker (not an oxymoron in his case), Albert owned forty shares of the new Stratton Telephone Company, purchasing them for $5 a share.

      "Snowstorms on the plains could be terrifying. Albert's son Sherman Henry (b. 5 Apr 1900) later told of a storm in 1910 when his brother Joe (Joseph Martin, b. 8 Mar 1898) and father Albert went out to search for cattle as the snow began to fall. As it began to get dark, Albert told Joe to turn back home, about four miles away. In trying to reach the farmhouse, Joe became disoriented. When Albert arrived at home hours later and discovered that Joe was missing, he went back into the storm to search for him. Joe found sanctuary at a neighboring ranch, and those neighbors rang a dinner bell, hoping that the peal would carry to spread the good news that Joe was safe. Each successive rancher down the river did the same until the Corlisses got the message! Albert had brothers (John Anson and Mirza George) as well as sister Amy who also migrated west, and their stories are as fascinating."

      From Gail Reynolds: Residence: St. Albans, Vt. and Stratton, Colo. Homesteader and county assessor. At age 23, he came to Wray, Colorado in 1887 on the train and married the daughter of a prominent family, the Yale family who migrated in 1886 from Illinois in a covered wagon. They were related to the Yale of Yale University and the Yale Lock. He worked on the Bar T Ranch in Kit Carson County and then took a homestead twelve miles northwest of Burlington, CO. Albert's and Lillian's first home was a dugout and later a room was added on top. Albert later relinquished his homestead there and took another on the Republican River about 27 miles northwest of Burlington in 1895. He was interested in education, serving on the school board for the Tuttle School District #39. That district had a sod schoolhouse which was finally replaced with a wooden frame house in 1901 or 1902 which was moved to the site by horse and wagon by Albert and his neighbors. In 1906 a telephone line was established up and down the river. It was one line resting on the fenceposts with two by fours for support. Sometimes it rested on the barded wire fences with rubber from old boots serving as insulation. It was known as the Stratton Telephone Company. Albert's wife Lillian was the operator. Albert owned forty shares of the company at $5 per share. His son Sherman recalls that during the first fall snowstorm in 1910 his brother Joe and Albert went to search for cattle in the late afternoon. After some time, Albert told Joe to return home because it was getting cold and dark. They were about four miles from home. Joe became disoriented. When Albert arrived home to find that Joe was not yet there, he went back out to search for him. Later when Joe had found sanctuary from the storm at a neighboring ranch, those neighbors rang the dinner bell. Folks at the next ranch, hearing the signal did the same, and so on down the river to let everyone know he had been found. In 1917 Albert and Lillian bought land near Hebron, NE and leasing the ranch in Colorado, they moved the family east for the sake of better schools. Paulina was born in Hebron. Son Joe moved back to the ranch in 1919, and Luella also returned. Albert's granddaughter Jackie Williams Williamson says: "My grandma and grandpa Corliss were very special to me. I spent much time at their big house in Hebron. I especially enjoyed going out to the farm with them where my uncle lived, but was where they moved when they came to Hebron from Kit Carson County in 1917. I remember going to Church, S.S. with them, to band concerts in the park, to the Fairmont Ice Cream store. Also enjoyed always hearing Grandpa's stories of St. Albans and Colorado. Grandma had too many bad memories. She didn't like to remember the so called "good old days".

      Albert Nathan Corliss was living in Tattle, Colorado, in 1910 at the death of his father.