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Information for Boyd Bryan Cornell
4 April, 1916  20 March, 1988
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
March, 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Boyd Cornell

     Graveside memorial services for Boyd B. Cornell, 71, of Middleton, who died Sunday, March 20, 1988, in a Caldwell nursing home, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Middleton Cemetery,  The Rev. Dan Secord of the First United Methodist Church, Middleton, will officiate.  Cremation and services are under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.
     Mr. Cornell, a printer-publisher, was born April 4, 1916, at Caldwell, a son of Adelbert and Bessie Matthews Cornell.  He was reared and educated in Middleton.  As a boy he helped on his father's truck and dairy farm.  He learned the printing trade at his father's newspaper, The Boise Valley Herald.  After graduating from Middleton High School in 1934, he continued working for his father on the farm and at the newspaper.  He and his brothers, Clark and Vance, raced Model T Fords and trucks in the area.  In 1939, Boyd won the Northwest Champion Model T race drivers' title.  He married Edna Ahlborn on Nov. 28, 1941, at Parma.
     He was a member of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce, and the Middleton Fire Department.
     Boyd enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and camping.
     Survivors include a son, Brent D. Cornell of Caldwell; two brothers, Clark and Vance, both of Middleton; a sister, Lois Hull of Redding, Calif.; 11 nieces; and 11 nephews.  His parents and three brothers also died earlier.
     Memorials may be made to the Middleton Public Library.


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