Cornelia Norris McKimmon

Female 1914 -

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  • Name Cornelia Norris McKimmon 
    Born 5 Sep 1914  Raleigh, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Raleigh, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From William Trott:

      The five children in that generation went through some difficult times because their father James III died of pneumonia at age 43 the year before the Great Depression began, my mother being the oldest at l4. The family had been used to a certain lifestyle but suddenly had to struggle mightily to keep things together.
    • Cornelia Norris McKimmon Trott was honored in 2014 by induction into the Raleigh, NC Hall of Fame. Following is the biographical sketch citing her achievements:

      Cornelia Norris McKimmon Trott

      After deciding a teaching career was not the career she desired, Cornelia Norris McKimmon Trott went to night school to become a lawyer in the 1930s. In 1938 she passed the bar and was one of only a handful of female lawyers in the state. She became the first woman lawyer to work in the Attorney General?s Office. In 1948, she left the Attorney General?s Office and became president of what would become Lawyers Title Insurance Company of North Carolina, Inc. In 1948, title insurance was in its infancy and by the time Cornelia retired in 1973; the company she helped run out of a Cameron Village office handled the majority of the title insurance business in the state and had expanded to Charlotte and Winston-Salem. In addition to being a role model in business, she was an active community member and avid sportswoman. One of the community roles she enjoyed most was providing legal counsel for the Junior League of Raleigh.
    Person ID I1892  Hull
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2014 

    Father James McKimmon, III,   b. Abt 1885, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1926  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Willa Norris,   b. Raleigh, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1910 
    Family ID F672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Graham Foard Trott,   b. New London, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. William MacNider Trott
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
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    Cornelia Norris McKimmon Trott
    Speech by Wright Dixon to Wake County Bar Association
    Cornelia McKimmon Trott
    Cornelia McKimmon Trott
    Excerpt from The Changing Face of Justice, A Look at the First 100 Women Lawyers in North Carolina

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