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Wilbert Norton CORBIN
Mary Ellen McKEE
Husband:  Wilbert / Wilber / Wilbur Norton CORBIN
Birth:  12 Feb 1859, Webster Co., IA
Death:  23 Aug 1909, Nevada City, Story Co., IA
Disposition:  buried Municipal Cemetery, Nevada City, Story Co., IA
Occupation:  teamster
Office:  Marshall of Nevada City
Father:  Albert Gallatin CORBIN
Mother:  Clarissa Lu Visse SPRING
Marriage:  27 Aug 1884, Story Co., IA
Wife:  Mary Ellen "Ella" McKEE
Birth:  19 Mar 1866, Fayette Co., IL
Death:  6 Apr 1944, Mary Greely Hospital, Ames, Story Co., IA
Disposition:  buried Municipal Cemetery, Nevada City, Story Co., IA
Occupation:  homemaker
Religion:  Latter Day Saints
Father:  Hezekiah McKEE
Mother:  Rebecca Jane McCALL
Children born in Nevada, Story Co., IA:
  1.  Blaine Arthur CORBIN, b. 6 or 14 Oct 1884; d. bef. 6 Apr 1944; issue: Walter G. CORBIN, b. 5 Jul 1907; d. 31 Jan 1908; bur. Story City, Story Co., IA
  2.  Clara Melvina CORBIN, b. 14 Feb 1887; m. 2 Jun 1909, Story Co., IA, Richard Gilbert PIERCE; d. bef. 6 Apr 1944
  3.  Lloyd William CORBIN, b. 29 Nov 1888; d. Feb 1981; last residence Ames, Story Co., IA
  4.  Mable / Mabel Grace CORBIN, b. 20 Nov 1890; d. bef. 6 Apr 1944; m. Mr. TUCKER
  5.  Mildred Fay CORBIN, b. 29 Sep 1892; m. Mr. BALDUS, lived Dexter, Mower Co., MN
  6.  Bertha Ellen CORBIN, b. 17 Dec 1894; m. Albert DAVIDSON; lived Hillsboro, IN
  7.  Wilbert Lee CORBIN, b. 3 Nov 1897 (1896?); d. Apr 1980; ; lived Nevada City, Story Co., IA; last residence Dixon, Lee Co., IL
  8.  Eva Maude CORBIN, b. 14 May 1899; m. Milford J. BALDUS, lived Story City, Story Co., IA
  9.  Hugh CORBIN, b. 24 Apr 1901; lived Nevada City, Story Co., IA
10.  Lola Florence CORBIN, b. 24 Aug 1902; m. Frank MATTINGLY; lived in Gilbert, Story Co., IA
11.  Harold CORBIN [twin], b. 28 Sep 1903; d. Aug 1959; lived Nevada City, Story Co., IA
12.  Hazel Ann CORBIN [twin], b. 28 Sep 1903; m. Mr. BALDUS; lived Nevada City, Story Co., IA
13.  Orville Eugene CORBIN, b. 7 Mar 1905; d. 13 Jun 1994; last residence Ames, Story Co., IA
14.  Laura Marie CORBIN, b. 24 Jan 1907; unmarried
15.  Ella Emadell CORBIN, b. 13 Nov 1908; m. Roland M. WILKINSON; lived Nevada City, Story Co., IA
16.  Mary Lucille CORBIN, b. 30 Sep 1909; m. Cullen RINGGENBERG; lived Nevada City, Story Co., IA
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Sources:

1.  Story County Marriage Database (online at Mark Christian's web site and linked to the Story County IAGenWeb site):
Wilbert N. CORBEN Mary Ella MCKEE 27 Aug 1884

2.  Story County, Iowa, Births (transcribed from Story County Records by Mark Christian and linked to the Story County IAGenWeb site):
Child Birth Date Return Date Father Mother Birth Place
CORBIN 29 Nov 1888 09 Jan 1889 William CORBIN Ella MCKEE Richland Twp Story Co IA
CORBIN 14 Feb 1887 17 Feb 1887 William N. CORBIN Mary Ellen MCGEE Richland Twp Story Co IA
Blaine CORBIN 14 Oct 1884 31 Dec 1884 Wilbert CORBIN Ella MCKEE Nevada Story Co IA
Ella Emadell CORBIN 13 Nov 1908   W N CORBIN Mary Elen MCKEE Nevada
Harold CORBIN 24 May 1903   Wilber Martin CORBIN Mary Ellen MCKEE Nevada
Hazle CORBIN 28 Sep 1903   Wilbert Martin CORBIN Mary Ellen MCKEE Nevada
Lola CORBIN 24 Aug 1902   Wilbert N. CORBIN Mary Ellen MCKEE Nevada City
Wilbert Lee CORBIN 03 Nov 1897 02 Nov 1942 Wilbert Norton CORBIN Mary Ellen MCKEE Richland Twp
Harold was Hazel's twin; they were both born 28 Sep 1903 (see SSDI, below).

3a.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 11):  Richland Twp., Story Co., IA, Roll T9-364, p. 268A, PN 21, SD 4, ED 202, enumerated 22 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
184 184 Corbin Bengamin W M 73     / Farmer PA MD MD
       "   Margret W F 72 Wife   / Keeping house NJ NJ NJ
       "   Wilbert W M 21 GSon /   Farm labour IA PA PA
Wilbert appears to have gotten himself enumerated twice (see next record). Benjamin & Margaret (PARK) CORBIN are Wilbert's paternal grandparents.

3b.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 17):  Nevada Twp., Story Co., IA, p. 415B, PN 2, SD 4, ED 206, enumerated 1-2 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data pertaining to Wilbert).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 13 24 25 26
14 14 Corben J. P. W M 31     Farmer OH PA PA
    [John's wife and children]
    ______ Wilbert W M 21 nephew / working on farm IA PA IL
J.P. CORBEN is John Park CORBIN

4.  1885 Iowa State Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 census population schedules were destroyed.

6.  1895 Iowa State Census:  Story County (online at Mark Christian's web site and linked to the Story County IAGenWeb site):
Page-Dw-Fam Name (& War Experience) Age Sex m/s/d/w Birth Place Occupation Religion Place
600-74-76 Wilber CORBIN 36 M M Webster Co ? Farming   Richland Twp
600-74-76 Ella CORBIN 28 F M Illinois     Richland Twp
600-74-76 Blain CORBIN 10 M S Story Co     Richland Twp
600-74-76 Clara CORBIN  8 F S Story Co     Richland Twp
600-74-76 Loyd CORBIN  6 M S Story Co     Richland Twp
600-74-76 Fay CORBIN  2 F S Story Co     Richland Twp
600-74-76 Bertha CORBIN  1 F S Story Co     Richland Twp
Where's Mabel?  Listed one household before Jacob KELLY, who is two households before Wilber's uncle, John Park CORBIN, who is one household before Wilbert's grandfather, Benjamin CORBIN

7.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15-16 of 65):  Chestnut [St.], Nevada City, 2nd Ward, Nevada Twp., Story Co., IA, Roll 460, pp. 113A-113B, PN 8, SD 80, ED 121, enumerated 6 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
189 190 Corbin Wilber head W M Feb 1859 41 M 15     IA OH PA Teaming 0   Y Y Y R H
    ______ Ella wife W F Mar 1866 34 M 15 8 8 IL IN OH       Y Y Y    
    ______ Blaine son W M Oct 1884 15 S       IA IA IL farm laborer     Y Y Y    
    ______ Clara dau W F Feb 1886 13 S       IA IA IL at school   9 Y Y Y    
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    Corbin Loyd son W M Nov 1888 11 S       IA IA IL at school   9 Y Y Y    
    ______ Mabel dau W F Nov 1890 9 S       IA IA IL at school   9 Y Y Y    
    ______ Fay dau W F Sep 1892 7 S       IA IA IL at school   9 Y Y Y    
    ______ Bertha dau W F Dec 1894 5 S       IA IA IL at school   9 Y Y Y    
    ______ Lee dau W F Nov 1897 3 S       IA IA IL       Y Y Y    
    ______ Eva dau W F May 1899 1 S       IA IA IL       Y Y Y    

8.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 24):  Sycamore Street, Nevada City (Ward 2), Nevada Twp., Story Co., IA, Roll T624_424, p. 126A, SN 8A, SD 1, ED 193, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 23 24 25 26 27 28
201 202 Corbin Mary Head F W 44 Wd   16 16 IL IN IA Eng None Y Y   O F H
    ______ Bertha Dau F W 15 S       IA IA IL Eng None Y Y N      
    ______ Eva Dau F W 10 S       IA IA IL Eng None Y Y Y      
    ______ Hugh Son M W  8 S       IA IA IL   None     Y      
    ______ Lola Dau F W  7 S       IA IA IL   None     Y      
    ______ Harold Son M W  6 S       IA IA IL   None     Y      
    ______ Hazel Dau F W  6 S       IA IA IL   None     Y      
    ______ Orville Son M W  5 S       IA IA IL   None     Y      
    ______ Laura Dau F W  3 S       IA IA IL   None     Y      
    ______ Ella Dau F W 1 ?/12 S       IA IA IL   None     Y      
    ______ Mary Dau F W 6/12 S       IA IA IL   None     Y      

9.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 35):  Chestnut Street, Nevada City, Ward 2, Nevada Twp., Story Co., IA, p. B, SN 13B, SD 7, ED 197, enumerated 13 Feb 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
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x 108 123 Corbin Ella Head O F F W 53 Wd   Y Y IL IN IA Y None    
      ______ Hugh Son     M W 18 S N Y Y IA IA IL Y Farm laborer Working out W
      ______ Lola Dau     F W 17 S Y Y Y IA IA IL Y None    
      ______ Hazel Dau     F W 16 S N Y Y IA IA IL Y Servant? Private home W
      ______ Harold Son     M W 16 S N Y Y IA IA IL Y Farm laborer Working out W
      ______ Orville Son     M W 15 S N Y Y IA IA IL Y Farm laborer Working out W
      ______ Laura Dau     F W 13 S Y Y Y IA IA IL Y None    
      ______ Ella Dau     F W 11 S Y Y Y IA IA IL Y None    
      ______ Mary Dau     F W 10 S Y Y Y IA IA IL Y None    
Listed next to Ella's son, Lee CORBIN.

10.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

11.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

12.  Anon.  n.d.  Graves Registration Project: Iowa Cemetery Records.  Works Progress Administration, Washington, DC (online at Ancestry.com):
Pg Name Birth Date Death Date Cemetery Town Comment
60 Wilbert N. Corbin 12 Feb 1859 23 Aug 1909 Nevada Nevada Bk. 16, Lot 4
60 Walter G. Corbin 05 Jul 1907 31 Jan 1908 Nevada Nevada Bk. 16, Lot 4
Walter is our subjects' grandson (son of their son, Blaine).

13.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued Post-em
Lloyd CORBIN 29 Nov 1888 __ Feb 1981 50010 (Ames, Story, IA) (same) 480-36-2967 IA No
Harold CORBIN 28 Sep 1903 __ Aug 1959 (not specified) (none specfied) 484-05-4264 IA No
Wilbert CORBIN 03 Nov 1896 __ Apr 1980 61021 (Dixon, Lee, IL) (same) 480-20-3787 IA No
Orville E CORBIN 07 Mar 1905 13 Jun 1994 50014 (Ames, Story, IA) (none specfied) 478-16-1867 IA No

14.  Obituary:  Wilbert Norton Corbin (1859-1909) (posted by Kris Corbin; online at the Story County IAGenWeb site):
NEVADA REPRESENTATIVE

Wilbert Norton Corbin, City Marshall of Nevada died at his home in Nevada about noon August 23, 1909, aged 50 years, 6 months and 11 days.  His death was the result of Typhoid Fever from which he had been suffering for about three weeks, although until 2-3 days before his death, it was believed his condition was not considered serious.  Upon the contrary, he was reported as doing well and likely soon to be out again.  He got out, however, too soon and overexerted himself with the result that complications set in and his death followed somewhat precipately as stated.  Mr. Corbin was born in Webster County, Iowa, February 12, 1859.  He was the son of Albert Corbin who enlisted early in the war for the Union and was killed in the battle at Shiloh in April 1862.  His mother was Clarissa [Spring] Dowd and she now lives at Dayton and will be here for the funeral.  He was the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Corbin who lived with their younger son John in Nevada in Richland township and died a few years ago at a very advanced age.  Mr. Corbin had lived in Story County since he was a boy or quite young.  Having came here 30-35 years ago and for the past ten years he had been a resident of Nevada.  For approximately half of this time, he had served as City Marshall and in this position he had at all times commended himself to the public and to those in authority in the City government.  He was an industrious and worthy man who had a good many burdens to carry and bore them to the best of his abilities.  He was married August 27, 1883 to Mary Ellen McKee who survives him together with a very large family. Their family is the largest in the county and numbers fifteen children as follows: Blaine, Clara (Mrs. Gilbert Pierce), Lloyd, Mable, Faye, Bertha, Lee, Eva, Hugh, Lola, Harold, Hazel, Orville, Laura and Ella.  The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at three o' clock by Reverend R. E. Shaw.  Among the relatives who have been assisting at the house is his cousin Mrs. Frank Curtis [nee Maud B. CORBIN] of Ames, daughter of the late John Corbin.

They had 16 children.

15.  Obituary:  Mary Ellen (McKee) Corbin (1866-1944) (posted by Kris Corbin; online at the Story County IAGenWeb site):
From the Nevada Journal


MARY ELLEN CORBIN DIES EARLY TODAY at MARY GREELEY HOSPITAL (4-9-1944) 

Mary Ellen Corbin, 78, widow of the late W.N. Corbin, passed away Thursday morning at Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames.  For information as to time and place of funeral services call Lilly's Funeral Home. 

She was a member of the Re-organized Church of Latter Day Saints. 

She is survived by eight daughters, Mrs. Leo Baldus, Dexter, Minn.; Mrs. Albert Davidson, Hillsboro, IN; Mrs. M. J. Baldus, Story City; Mrs. Frank Mattingly, Gilbert; Mrs. Floyd Baldus, Nevada; Miss Laura Corbin, Nevada; Mrs. Rolland Wilkinson, Nevada; and Mrs. Cullen Ringgenberg, Nevada. 

There are also five sons, Lee, Hugh, and Harold Corbin of Nevada and Orville and Lloyd Corbin of Ames. 

Besides these, there are numerous grandchildren and other relatives. 



CORBIN FUNERAL RITES ON SUNDAY: 

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Corbin, 78, of Second street who died at Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames, late Wednesday, will be held at the Latter Day Saints church in Nevada, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Elder Earl Shalley in charge.  Interment will be in the Nevada cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the home of the daughter Mrs. Rolland Wilkinson at 822 N avenue, until the funeral hour Sunday afternoon. 



FUNERAL RITES SUNDAY AFTERNOON for MRS. ELLEN CORBIN (4-10-1944) 

Funeral rites for Mrs. Ellen Corbin, 78, of 1329 Second Street, who passed away at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames Thursday, were held Sunday afternoon at the Re-organized Church of the Latter Day Saints, at 2 o'clock, with Elder Earl Shalley of Des Moines in charge. 

Burial followed in the Nevada Cemetery by the side of her husband, Wilbur N. Corbin, who died many years ago leaving her with a family of sixteen children to care for. 

Pallbearers were selected from among her grandsons, they being Lester Corbin, Richard Pierce, Glenn Corbin, Harry Corbin, Bob Corbin and Edward Corbin

The funeral bier was banked with beautiful flowers.  Mrs. Owen Mead was at the piano accompanying Mrs. Lloyd Shickell and Miss Evelyn Lehman who sang three numbers, "The Old Rugged Cross", "The Lord Knows Why", and "Rock of Ages". 

Mary Ellen McKee Corbin was born in Fayette County, Illinois , March 19, 1866, to Mr. and Mrs. Hezikiah McKee, one of a family of five.  She passed away April 6, 1944 at the Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, at the age of 78 years, heart trouble being the cause of her death. 

At the age of three years she moved with her parents to Story County, Iowa where she spent the rest of her life, mostly in Nevada. 

In May 1884, she was united in marriage to Wilbur N. Corbin.  To this union sixteen children were born, six boys and ten girls, all but three living to mourn her death.  Her husband preceded her in death, also a son Blaine, and two daughters, they being Mrs. Clara Pierce and Mable Tucker

Those remaining are Mary Ringgenberg, Ella Wilkinson, Laura Corbin, Hazel Baldus and Lee, Harold and Hugh Corbin, all of Nevada, Lloyd and Orville of Ames; Bertha Davidson of Hillsboro, Ind.; Eva Baldus of Story City; Fay Baldus of Dexter, Minn.; and Lola Mattingly of Gilbert.  Also, surviving are sixty-seven grandchildren and forty great-grandchildren.  Besides a wide circle of warm friends. 

All but two of the children were with her when she passed away. They arrived Thursday and were here for the service. 

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, Sunday at 2 P.M. Earl Shalley of Des Moines officiating, assisted by Chas. Lehman of Colo. 

Burial will be in the Nevada Cemetery by the side of her husband. 

Mrs. Corbin's health has been poorly, but she was not bedfast until the day before her death.  She was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning.  At noon her condition became grave and the children were called to her bedside.  She peacefully slept until time for her call to a higher life, which came at seven minutes past seven Thursday morning. 

Grandma Corbin, as she was known by all her friends, will be greatly missed. The past year she has lived in an apartment up town and has enjoyed so much having her friends call on her.  She was a woman of fine personality, kind and thoughtful to all, a loving mother, always ready to share the troubles of her children.  She has had so much love and companionship, as she grew older, and always loved to have them around her.  She has six grandsons in the service and two more to enter in May.  Her heart was broken each time one left.  One son-in-law, R.M. Wilkinson, is in the Aleutians doing construction work.  Some of the grandchildren from the service were here for the funeral.

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