Ref: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ccfha/index.htmhttp://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ccfha/index.htmThis source, "Corson Cousins", Vol 25, No 4, is a newletter of 30 pages.On page 20 is listed birth year and location as herein recorded.On p. 21 it states in 1921 Cora divorced Charles.The following appears on pp. 20 and 21: During the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Charles married Cora Youngblood. Cora appears to have been born in Republic City, MO in Jan 1886 to Jerry M. Youngblood and Sarah Jane Blades. According to one newspaper account, the couple spent their honeymoon at the World's Fair, but "decline[d] to say whether the marriage was the climax of a World's fair romance." Like Charles, Cora played the cornet. The previous year, she and several of her friends had organized a band to represent the state of Oklahoma, where she and her parents had moved a few years before. At that fair or soon after, Cora met Helen May Butler, who directed an all-female traveling military band. Cora and three of her friends from the Oklahoma band joined Helen May's band in 1905. The band's manager was Helen May Butler's husband, John Leslie Spahn. Within three weeks, Cora became the featured soloist. In 1906, Helen May and John divorced. John became Cora's manager and helped her pursue a solo career in vaudeville. Besides the cornet, she eventually learned to play the French horn, saxophone, harp, trombone, cello, harp, bagpipes, and accordion. That sounds like a great routine for a vaudeville performer. Cora's career as a traveling musician eclipsed that of Charles. Within a few years, she regrouped with some of her friends from the Oklahoma band and created the "Cora Youngblood Corson Sextette". They toured with vaudeville groups all over the U.S. and Canada. In 1915, they performed at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. In 1917, they played for U.S. soldiers during World War I in the United Kingdom. After the Armistice, they played for the troops in France, Belgium, and Germany, as well as for President Wilson when he visited England in 1918. She was active in the actor's union movement and corresponded with Eugene V. Debs. During these years, Charles played in bands with the aforementioned Wild West show (thoroughly despised by officials at the Carlisle Indian School). He later joined the U.S. Army (becoming a sergeant by 1918) and played in its 17th Infantry Band. Charles and Cora appear not to have toured together. Cora divorced Charles in 1921, sending the divorce papers with a short note containing excerpts such as the following [errors retained]: Do not be to terribly surprised upon receiving this letter and contents: If you will sign this waiver and return it to me, you will be a free man about May. I think 17 years of unmarried-married life is quite long enough dont you. I hope you will be more fortunate in the future and allways think of me kindly. I tried but failed. After 1921, Cora's career continued well. She performed as a soloist at the presidential inaugurations of Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Roosevelt (his first). In 1927, she played on Broadway, in the band for the play "He Loved the Ladies". In 1928, she served as the featured soloist of the United States Indian Band. She retired in 1930 to become the wife of Frank Barsanti. Cora appears never to have had children.