John Henderson Core

John Henderson Core

Birth
Belle Haven, Accomack County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Feb 1910 (aged 71)
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Plot ELM EXT, Block 19, Lots 11, 12, 13, 14
Memorial ID 9050128 View Source
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Served with John Singleton Mosby as one of his Rangers and with the Commissary General's Office during the Civil War. After the war, he returned to Norfolk where he became a very successful farmer and businesman. He founded John H. Core & Company which were importers, manufacturers, and packing agents.

He died in 1910 leaving an estate valued at over $500,000. He would have been a multi-millionare by today's standards. He stated in his will that he wanted a mausoleum built in Elmwood Cemetery for his remains and those of his wife, Martha Anne. The couple had no children. He set aside $100,000 for the construction of the mausoleum.


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