DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Mary Hawver Cornell
Contributed by Marilyn Marshall
Great-Grandmother of Robert Marshall, her husband.
 
From the Garret Weekly Clipper, January 20, 1916, pg 5, Col 5

MRS MARY CORNELL, PIONEER OF DEKALB COUNTY IS DEAD

     Mrs. Mary A. Cornell, a resident of DeKalb county for over sixty years, mother of Mrs. T. F. Elson and Wesley Cornell, living south of Auburn, died at the home of Mrs. Elson Friday noon.  She was past eighty-five years of age and has made her home with her daughter for the last two years.  She has been in poor health all winter, but was improving when she took the grip.  She was troubled with her heart and this, together with the grip, caused her death.
     She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Hawver and was born in Frederick county, Maryland.  When twenty-one yeras old she was married to Samuel Cornell.  Shortly after their marriage they came to Indiana, settling in DeKalb county on the farm five miles south of Auburn, now occupied by their son, Wesley.
     Mr. Cornell passed away about fourteen years ago.  After his death Mrs. Cornell moved to Auburn, where she resided until the beginning of January, 1914, when she went to the home of Mrs. Elson.
     Mrs. Cornell is survived by three brothers, Jacob, Henry and Hezakiah, all residing in Tippecane, Ohio.  She also leaves twelve grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren.  She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
     The funeral of Mrs. Cornell was held at Cedar Chapel Monday morning and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.


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