Clarence Eugene "Jake" Corbett Clarence Eugene "Jake" Corbett  ‎(I979)‎
Given Names: Clarence Eugene
Surname: Corbett
Suffix: Jr
Nickname: Jake

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 19 February 1917 21 18 Belmont, Ohio, United States
Death: 3 November 1986 ‎(Age 69)‎ Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 19 February 1917 21 18 Belmont, Ohio, United States

Death 3 November 1986 ‎(Age 69)‎ Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States

Address:
414 Pinelakes Dr

Cause of death: Stroke
Burial 4 November 1986 ‎(1 day after death)‎ Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach ‎(City)‎, Virginia, United States

Globally unique Identifier D7C3A39F85905F4CB17889EE082BC5B4E833
Last Change 22 October 2015 - 19:41:34 - by: jim
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Parents Family  (F330)
Clarence Eugene "Toots" Corbett
1895 - 1962
Cora I Duffy
1898 -
Clarence Eugene "Jake" Corbett
1917 - 1986

Immediate Family  (F439)
Helen Elizabeth Carl
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Notes

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Excert from:
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
SIXTIETH GRADUATION ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASS OF 1940

It was in the early Spring of 1939 that Jake decided that love was stronger than the call of the sea and made the decision to escape to that great world outside the wall. ‎(Of course, during the previous several years, he had made a few nightly escapes just for practice.)‎ Taking the quick and convenient way out, Jake prepared for the final exam week by studying and practicing magic tricks with a large assortment of such tricks he had obtained through the mail. Everything proceeded according to plan except that such a study procedure almost took his roommate, Dick Shafer, along with him! Once through the gate, Jake proceeded to New York where he promptly married Helen Carl from Baldwin, Long Island. Helen had long been the object of his affections since prep school days.

The boy from Ohio was not to be overwhelmed by the Big City and to prove it, he took a job as a messenger for Hanover Trust Bank carrying securities and such via the subway. He and Helen settled down in a small, small house by the railroad tracks in spite of Helen's father being the Builder of "Homes of Distinction" on Long Island. Some independence!

World War II saw Jake, for some unfathomable reason, with opportunities in both the Navy and Army for commissioning, enlisting in the Army and quickly becoming a master sergeant in the MP's in the Philippines.

However, as the saying goes, you can't keep a good man down, and after the war, Jake began the rise to the top, finally emerging as Vice President and Head of the Personal Trust Dept, handling billions of dollars in the early 70s. Along the way he sought further training and education at various colleges in the NYC area. During his 30-year banking career, he handled personnel training and was much sought after in banking circles from New York to Chicago as a lecturer on personal finance and banking practices.

Following Jakes' retirement from banking in 1976, he busied himself with golf and fishing while he and Helen were still living in Chappaqua, NY. After 30 years of commuting, he vowed it would almost take another war to get him to travel back to the city. In early 1986, Jake and Helen sought escape from the ice and snow in the North and moved to Elizabeth City, NC. However, Jake didn't have the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine very long as he suffered a stroke and died Nov. 3, 1986. Helen continues to live in Elizabeth City where she is unsuccessfully trying to convert the natives to "Yankeeism".

‎(Submitted by Dick Shafer)‎


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Family with Parents
Father
Clarence Eugene "Toots" Corbett ‎(I1504)‎
Birth 2 June 1895 27 25 Pultney Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States
Death 11 November 1962 ‎(Age 67)‎ Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, United States
3 years
Mother
 
Cora I Duffy ‎(I968)‎
Birth September 1898 31 28 Bellaire, Belmont, Ohio, United States
Death Yes

Marriage: 10 September 1915 -- Oakland, Garrett, Maryland, United States
17 months
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Clarence Eugene "Jake" Corbett ‎(I979)‎
Birth 19 February 1917 21 18 Belmont, Ohio, United States
Death 3 November 1986 ‎(Age 69)‎ Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States
Family with Helen Elizabeth Carl
Clarence Eugene "Jake" Corbett ‎(I979)‎
Birth 19 February 1917 21 18 Belmont, Ohio, United States
Death 3 November 1986 ‎(Age 69)‎ Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States
Wife