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Cora L.V. Scott

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Cora L.V. Scott
Cora L V Richmond - portrait - 1876.jpg
As pictured in "Life Work of Mrs. Cora L.V. Richmond"
Born Cora Lodenica Veronica Scott
21 April 1840(1840-04-21)
Cuba, Allegany, New York
Died 3 January 1923 (82) [1]
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Affiliations First Spiritualist Society of Chicago
Known for Spiritualism
Spouse(s) Benjamin Franklin Hatch (1856-8/63), Nathan W. Daniels (1865-d.1867)[2], Samuel F. Tappan (1869-1876)[3][4], William Richmond (1876-1923)[5]

Cora Lodencia (Linn) Veronica (Victoria) Scott (April 21, 1840 - January 3, 1923) was an American Spiritualist author, lecturer, and trance medium, one of the most well-known mediums and prononents of Spiritualism of the latter-half of the 19th century. She is also known under her surnames Hatch, Daniels, Tappan, and Richmond.

Background

Cora Scott was born in the town of Cuba, New York on 21 April 1840 to parents David W. Scott and L. Butterfield, and remained the first ten years of her life in Allegany County, first on a farm between Cuba and Friendship, later in Cadytown (now Wirt). Her father would then stay for a time, from the summer of 1850 into the winter of 1851, at the Hopedale Community, Adin Ballou's Practical Christian commune near Milford, Massachusetts, and the spring that followed he moved his family to Waterloo, Wisconsin, intending to assist in the building of a second colony. It was in Waterloo that Cora Scott first demonstrated her mediumistic talent.

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"Intellectual Wonder of the Age"

Selected Bibliography

  • "Discourses on Religion, Morals, Philosophy and Metaphysics" (1858)
  • "Hesperia" (1871)
  • "Discourses through the Mediumship of Mrs. Cora L.V. Tappan: The New Science; Spiritual Ethics" (1876)
  • "The Soul: Its Nature, Relations, and Expressions in Human Embodiments" (1887)
  • "Psychosophy in Six Parts" (1915)

Resources

References

  1. "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N342-G7M: accessed 12 Aug 2013), Cora L. V. Richmond, 03 Jan 1923.
  2. "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLD7-N5Y : accessed 24 April 2015), Nathan W Daniels and Cora L V Scott, 08 Dec 1865; citing District of Columbia, United States, Records Office, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,079,252.
  3. "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL8Y-H8C : accessed 24 April 2015), S F Tappan and Cora L V Daniels, 21 Apr 1869; citing District of Columbia, United States, Records Office, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,079,252.
  4. "Mrs. Tappan, the Spiritualist, Obtains a Divorce on the Ground of Desertion", The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois): 3, October 11, 1876  ["Mrs. Cora L. Tappan, the Spiritualist lecturer, yesterday obtained from Judge Williams a decree of divorce from her husband, Samuel F. Tappan, on the ground of desertion."]
  5. "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7DM-J2H : accessed 24 April 2015), William Richmond and Cora Tappan, 12 Oct 1876; citing Cook, Illinois, 28340, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,098.