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Biography

1922

Born November 1 1922, Portland,

Clackamas, Oregon
Hometown: Riverdale, Multnomah County, Oregon

1937

Elliott R. Corbett II attended Thacher College, Ojai, California. Read more...
 

1940

Elliott R. Corbett II attended college for 2 years. (Harvard University, Massachusetts) Read more...

 

​​​1942

He joined the U.S. Army Reserve in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 7 October 1942.

1943

Elliott left the United States for Europe on October 8, 1943. Once overseas, he received nine more months of training in Wales and England.

1944

Saturday July 22: Landing on Omaha Beach

Sunday November 19: Place of  death: Abbey Mariawald, Hürtgen Forest, Germany.

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Henry L. Corbett house.
The birthplace of ‘Yot’ Elliott R. Corbett !! in Dunthorpe.


 

The Henry Ladd and Gretchen Hoyt Corbett House is a Colonial Revival-style house in Dunthorpe, Oregon, an unincorporated suburb of Portland. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The property on which the house sits was part of an 1850 640-acre land claim by William S. and Mary Jane Torrance. A 19-acre portion of the property, located in Dunthorpe which was then known as Rivera, was acquired in 1904 by Henry Ladd Corbett, a prominent politician and businessman who twice served as President of the Oregon State Senate.

The house was built in 1915 and 1916 by Corbett, who had married Gretchen Hoyt in 1908. It was a large two-story home with 7,000 square feet (650 m2) of interior space. In addition to the family living areas, there was a two-story servants' wing connected to the main house.

Henry Corbett continued to reside in the house until his death in 1957, and Gretchen until her death in 1978. The property was divided into several lots, including a 1.6 acre lot around the house, which was listed on the NRHP in 1991. Houses have since been built on most of the other lots.

POW Medal 1940 - 1945