|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1889|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1986|
Tom Corridon, the first white baby born in Iowa Park, died Sunday in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Mr. Corridon was born July 11th 1889, at his parents' home, the Commercial Hotel, located south of where Allsups's store is located.
He was educated in Iowa Park and worked as a delivery boy in a Wichita Falls grocery store in 1907, and had brief stints in the café business and as a traveling salesman.
He took a position in the First National Bank under Frank Boyd in 1915, working first as a cashier and then as a vice president.
He was recognized as successful banker, and had a fourth interest in the community’s first oil refinery.
During the stock market crash in 1929, disaster hit Corridon as it did so many other people in Iowa Park and the rest of the nation. By 1930 he was forced to sell everything he had including his home, oil and refinery interests.
When the Works Progress Agency (WPS) of the New Deal Program came to Texas, Corridon took a job as a supervisor for this district, at an annual salary of $2,000.
He continued with the job until 1937, when he went back to the oil fields. He later worked with two different aircraft manufacturers in Fort Worth and then became office manager for an oil company, a position he held until he retired in 1982.
He married Emma Kate Uhrback of Goldwaithe in 1912. She died in 1965. They had a daughter, Nelda Boyd Johnson, who died in 1981 in Odessa.
Mr. Corridon was the recognized historian of Iowa Park, and was always helpful to school students and others seeking history of the community, businesses and families.
Thomas Corridon (1836 - 1925)
Margaret Thompson Corridon (1836 - 1931)
Emma Kate Uhrback Corridon (1889 - 1965)*
Mary Ann Hartline (1865 - 1939)**
Katherine Sue Corridon Ralston (1868 - 1921)**
Susie Corridon Marsh (1873 - 1918)**
Thomas Jesse Corridon (1889 - 1986)
Created by: James
Record added: May 01, 2008
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