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Cora M. Dunton Tetlow
Birth: Jun. 22, 1862
Iowa, USA
Death: May 31, 1926
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

*Note: One old notation in family handwriting states that Cora Dunton was born in Denver, CO. (although the federal censuses indicate her birthplace was IA.)

Cora was the eldest of five children born to
John Dunton, b. Jun. 29, 1814 in Pownal, Bennington, VT. and d. Jun. 9, 1894 in Lincoln Co., KS. &
Filura Thurber, b. Jan 06, 1831 in VT. and d. Nov 25, 1890 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

John and Filura's children were:
1. Cora M. Dunton, b. Jun. 22, 1862 in IA. and d. May 31, 1926 in Los Angeles, L.A., CA.
2. Lyman Jesse Dunton, b. Feb. 3, 1848 in Orwell, OH. and d. Nov. 25, 1927 in Lincoln, KS. He marr. Annice May Larrabee.
3. Mary E. Dunton, b. 1851 in Orwell, Ashtabula, OH. and d.
Dec. 11, 1892 in Santa Monica, L.A. Co., CA. She marr. Lewis K. Marshall.
4. William Dunton, b. 1856 in Clayton Co., IA.
5. John Walter Dunton, b. 1851 in Orwell, Ashtabula Co.
OH. and d. Dec. 11, 1892 in Santa Monica, L.A. Co., CA. He marr. Mary Ellen Askey.

By the 1870 U.S. census, John and Filura were divorced and 6 yr. old Cora Dunton, b. abt. 1864 in IA., was living in Manchester, Delaware, IA. with
her 26 yr. old stepfather, John Collister, working on the railroad track, b. in Ireland, Gr. Britain
35 yr. old mother, 'Flora' Collister, b. in VT.
and 10 yr. old brother, John Dunton, b. in IA.

In 1882, John and Filura's daughter, Mary, was married to Lewis K. Marshall and living in Los Angeles, Ca. It was reported that she was seriously ill with tuberculosis and it was feared that she would not live. This was, undoubtedly, what prompted her mother, Filura and sister, Cora to move to California, arriving on Sept. 26, 1882 to remain there permanently. According to the Los Angeles Times, two of her brothers (Lyman and John) were to arrive during the coming winter to locate also. On October 19, 1882, it was feared that Mary would not survive until morning, but rallied a week later and lived another ten years.

Cora was married first to Arthur Gardner Godfrey, b. Dec. 20, 1857 in Green Co., WI. and d. Feb. 22, 1944.

Their marriage license was issued Aug. 5, 1883 and recorded on p. 419 of Book No. 8 of Marriage Certificates in Los Angeles County: 19 yr. old Cora Dunton, a resident of Los Angeles and 26 yr. old A. G. Godfrey, a native of Wisconsin and resident of Los Angeles.
According to the L.A. Times, they were married on August 6, 1883 in Los Angeles, Ca. Mr. & Mrs. L. K. Marshall (Cora's sister Mary & her husband) were witnesses.

Los Angeles Times - Aug. 7, 1883
Last evening, at the residence of Mr. L. K. Marshall, No. 20 Pine street, in this city, Rev. F.D. Bovard united in the bonds of matrimony Mr. A.G. (Arthur Gardner) Godfrey, of the drug firm of Godfrey Brothers, and Miss Cora Dunton. Mr. H. Christie acted as groomsman, and Miss Minnie Marshall as bridesmaid. About fifty invited guests were present, and the wedding was voted a happy affair. The table was an aesthetic display. In the center was a very fine wedding cake. The guests enjoyed themselves with music, song and toasts, till a late hour, when all took their departure, declaring it a very enjoyable affair. The presents were numerous and some of them very costly. The following is a list of presents and the names of the donors;
Silver cake basket, A.D. Godfrey; glass fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon; pair porcelain vases, A.D. Christie and Miss Minnie Marshall; silver pickle stand, Mrs. A.D. Godfrey; majolica butter dishes, full set, Mrs. Nellie Snow; majolica plate and saucer, Mr. H.Seick; silver fruit basket, Mr. L.K. Marshall; paper holders, Mr. and Mrs. Allen; pair napkin rings, Mr. J. Hunter; pair of beautiful chromos, Miss Mary Hunter; beautiful bouquet, Miss H.M. Lowry; silver butter knife and sugar spoon, Mr. and Mrs. McNemar; cup and saucer, Mr. A.G. Godfrey; set of damask napkins, Miss Tena Steck; set of silver tea spoons, Mrs. J. Hunter; beautiful Tidy, Miss Laura Shafer; silver sugar spoon, Mrs. Forest; basket of flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Fredley; majolica tea pot and cake plate, unknown; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willee and Mr. John Lister, glass set of seven pieces, very beautiful; one broom, entwined with the ivy and olive branch, M.A. Marshall.
The guests were; M.D. Brovard, A.D. Christie, Miss Minnie Marshall, J.T. Brown, Mrs. M.E. Forest, Mr. and Mrs. Fredley, Mr. and Mrs. Talbert, Mr. Vernon and wife, M.H. Sieck and sister, Mr. J. Hunter, wife and daughter, Mrs. Nellie Snow, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Godfrey, R.T. Godfrey and wife, A.C. Done and wife, L.E. Manyard and wife, Mr. Haleman and daughter, Miss Jennie Carloss of San Francisco, Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Marshall, Frank Marshall.

Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California), P. 7, Sun., Apr. 24, 1892
Arthur G. Godfrey to Cora D. Godfrey - 8 1/2 lot 12 bl I, Mott trt, 1-489; $1

Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California), P. 11, Wed., Mar. 27, 1895
A.C. (A.G.) Godfrey to Cora D. Godfrey - Part of Lot 2, Ketchum’s sub, La Canada; $1

Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California), P. 10, Fri., Nov. 1, 1895
A.G. Godfrey has instituted suit for divorce against his wife, Cora Godfrey, on the ground of willful desertion.

Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California), P. 19, Sun., Nov. 28, 1897
Marriage Licenses
James E. Tetlor (Tetlow), a native of Rhode island, aged 33 years, and Cora D. Godfrey, a native of Iowa, aged 33; both residents of Los Angeles.

33 yr. old Cora, b. in IA., and Arthur Godfrey divorced and she married second, James Edwin Tetlow, a Shriner, on Nov. 27, 1897 in Los Angeles Co., CA. She was living in Los Angeles at the time.

In the 1900 Los Angeles City Directory, Cora Tetlow, a cook, and James E. Tetlow, a waiter, were living at 331 1/2 So. Spring St. in Los Angeles, CA.

In the 1910 census, 45 yr. old Cora Tetlow, b. abt. 1865 in IA., was living at a boarding house at 66 Geary St. in San Francisco Assembly District 44, San Francisco, CA. with
her husband, 47 yr. old James E. Tetlow, a real estate agent, b. in RI.
This was a first marriage for James and a second for Cora. They had been married for 12 years. Cora was the mother of two children, both still alive by the time of this census.
James' father was b. in England.

In the 1916 California Voter Register, Cora Tetlow, a housewife, and James E. Tetlow, retired, were living at 109 Club House Av. in Venice, L.S., CA.

In 1922, according to the California Voter Register, Cora E. Tetlow, a housewife, and James E. Tetlow, 'manager', were living at 719 S. Olive St. in Los Angeles, CA. (near Pershing Square).

Cora died at Angelus Hospital in Los Angeles, Ca.

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Family links: 
  John Dunton (1814 - 1894)
  Filura M Thurber Bacon (1831 - 1890)
  James Edwin Tetlow (1863 - 1924)*
  Arthur Gardner Godfrey (1857 - 1944)*
  Ethel Faith Godfrey Harwood (1885 - 1965)*
  Earl Gardner Godfrey (1886 - 1959)*
  Lyman Jesse Dunton (1848 - 1927)*
  Mary E. Dunton Marshall (1851 - 1892)*
  William Dunton (1856 - 1921)*
  John Walter Dunton (1860 - 1945)*
  Cora M. Dunton Tetlow (1862 - 1926)
*Calculated relationship
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