Nancy Ida Corson
Nancy Ida Corson, social activist and member of the Plymouth Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends in Plymouth Meeting, PA, died on Friday, February 10, 2012 after a short illness. She was 91.
Born October 27, 1920, she was daughter of Livingston Corson and Dorris Fowler Corson. Nancy grew up in Jamaica on Long Island, NY. She attended Queens College and during World War II she was trained and worked as a draftsman in New York. In 1946, she moved to the Corson family homestead in Plymouth Meeting, a historic site that was once part of the Underground Railroad.
Nancy worked in the drafting department of Allen Sherman Hoff Engineering for 40 years until her retirement in 1986. A committed Quaker throughout her adult life, Nancy Corson joined the Plymouth Meeting Peace Society during the Vietnam War era and participated in many marches for peace. She participated in the American Friends Service Committee, the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, and the Colonial Neighborhood Council. She remained active on the boards of the Plymouth Meeting Historical Society and the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.
An avid traveler, Nancy regularly visited her relatives in England and France in addition to taking multiple trips to many and diverse countries around the world. She spent her summers at the family's island cottage near Bath, Maine.
Nancy is survived by two nieces, Ann Hopkins Wilson and Margaret Stevens, and a nephew, Thomas Hopkins. She is interred in the Plymouth Meeting Friends Cemetery.