Franklin W. CORLISS

Male 1842 - 1922  (79 years)


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  • Name Franklin W. CORLISS 
    Born 6 Mar 1842  Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1922  Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9692  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2012 

    Father James CORLISS,   b. 30 Nov 1806, Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1863, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Catherine WHITNEY,   b. 24 Nov 1807, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1870, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1829  Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 census of Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, enumerated 2 September 1850:

      - Corliss, James, age 43, occupation Farmer, real estate value $3,000, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Catherine, age 42, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Ruby Ann, age 19, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, George, age 16, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Lorenzo, age 11, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Franklin, age 9, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Ardelia, age 5, born Vermont.

    • 1860 census of Richford, Franklin County, Vermont, enumerated 11 July 1860:

      - Corliss, James, age 54, occupation Drover, real estate value $600, personal property $300, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Catharine, age 52, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Frank W., age 17, born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Sarah A., age 15, born Vermont.

    Family ID F3098  Group Sheet

    Family Eliza Ann HOPPER,   b. Apr 1852, Durham, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Sep 1871  Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1880 census of Platte Valley, Douglas County, Nebraska, enumerated 7 June 1880:

      - Corliss, F.W., age 37, occupation Co. Commissioner, born Vermont, both parents born Vermont.
      - Corliss, Eliza A., age 28, wife, occupation Keeping House, born Canada English, both parents born Ireland.
      - Crafts, John, age 30, servant, occupation Farm Laborer, born Canada English, both parents born Ireland.
      - Billiter, Ida, age 11, servant, occupation assists, born Nebraska, both parents born Iowa.

    • 1900 census of 2912 South 24th Street, Omaha, Ward 2, Douglas County, Nebraska, enumerated 1 June 1900:

      - Corliss, Frank W., age 58, married 29 years, born March 1842 in Vermont, father born Vermont, mother born New York, occupation Creamery Operator.
      - Corliss, Eliza A., age 48, wife, married 29 years, number of children is blank, born April 1852 in Canada English, both parents born Ireland, immigrated to the United States in 1872, living in the U.S. 28 years.
      - Hopper, Bessie, age 16, niece, born February 1884 in Nebraska, both parents born Canada English, occupation At School.

    • 1910 census of 2912 South 24th Street, Omaha, Ward 2, Douglas County, Nebraska, enumerated 21 April 1910:

      - Corliss, Franklin, age 68, first marriage, married 38 years, born Vermont, father born Vermont, mother born New York, occupation Own Income.
      - Corliss, Eliza A., age 58, wife, first marriage, married 38 years, mother of zero children, born Canada English, both parents born Ireland, immigrated to the United States in 1885.
      - Hopper, Bessie I., age 26, boarder, single, born Nebraska, both parents born Canada English, occupation Stenographer, Attorney's Office.
      - Thuerson, Caroline, age 24, servant, single, born Germany, both parents born Denmark, immigrated to the United States in 1890, occupation Servant, House.

    Last Modified 6 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F3102  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Mar 1842 - Richford, Franklin County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Sep 1871 - Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1922 - Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "Corliss Connections," 12/95: "...has the broad and winsome face and the thick physique described in the last issue as being so typical of so many Corliss men from George's grandson John on down the family tree. No doubt he is a Corliss. Like so many Corliss men of his time, Frank also had wanderlust. After working with his father for a while in the cattle business in Vermont (so many Corliss men have been dairy farmers in Vermont--Fredrick Myron, Merton George, and Jesse Burton--to name a few), Frank moved to Cleveland, Ohio and then to Canada for four years. In 1871 he moved to Omaha, Nebrasks, involved again with cattle and also county government. He established a statewide chain of creameries. Being the entrepreneurial spirit that he was, he sold out the milk products business and started a celery growing business. While we know that he married a Canadian woman named Eliza Ann Hopper, we do not know more about his family.

      "In 1920, Frank contacted some Richford citizens and expressed a need to give back to that community because of its fine influences on his life. The decision was made to purchase a fountain from J.L. Mott Foundry Company and place it in the Main Street Park with the inscription: "Presented to Richford by Frank W. Corliss in memory of my hometown--1920." Because of ill health, Frank never got to see the fountain, and he died in 1922. In May 1995, the town of Richford restored and reinstalled the Corliss fountain (it had been run into by a truck in the late '80's) in a $30,000 project. The fountain, featuring the Greek goddess Ceres and ram's heads, is once again opeerative, reminding all of the virtues of that community."

      From Gail Reynolds: Residence: Waterloo, Nebraska Speculator. As a young man he assisted his father in the cattle business. He graduated from Richford High School. He moved to Cleveland, OH and then to Canada where he spent four years. In 1871 he moved to Nebraska. Living in Omaha he became involved in agriculture and cattle and local county administration. He established a chain of creameries throughout Nebraska. A very entrepreneurial man. Sold out his other businesses and began growing and selling celery.

      In 1920 he wrote to folks in Richford saying that in thanks for his fine Vermont upbringing, he wanted to give the town something. The decision was made that it would be a fountain. It was purchased from J.L. Mott Foundry and placed in the Main Street Park. The plaque read "Presented to Richford by Frank W. Corliss in memory of my hometown 1920". Due to his failing health, he was unable to return to Richford for the occasion. He died in 1922.