McCorkle, Nellie Mae, 1890-1894

       Born in Lincoln County 11 October 1890 according to the Find-a-Grave index, but it’s unlikely her parents were in Lincoln County as early as 1890, which would have been before the land run. Old records also sometimes report her to have been the child of Joel and Mary Ann, but this is hardly possible as in 1890 Mary Ann was 63 years old. Nellie Mae is their grandchild, the oldest child of Elisha Samuel McCorkle and his wife Almira Smith. The latter’s father, John Best Smith, is buried here and has a memorial below.
According to Bessie McCorkle Gibson (“Mrs. Joe Gibson”), the body of Nellie Mae was moved to Oak Park, where she was buried in the McCorkle lot, so the present memorial probably records an empty grave. No notice of her death has been found in the Chandler newspapers.  

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