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Cornelius Reunion

19 June 1982

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 24 June 1982
Transcribed by JoAnn Myers, 28 June 2005

Cornelius Cousins Stage Big Reunion

On December 24, 1905, Isaac Virgle Cornelius, the son of John William Cornelius and Matilda Ann Davis, married Florinda Peacock, daughter of Julius Josiah Peacock and Delila Ann Janet McKeowan.

They planted roots in Tow Valley below Fall Creek on the Colorado River.  From then until now their family tree has flourished.

On Saturday, June 19, 1982, the cousins of Virgle and Florinda Cornelius reunited in Burnet's Industrial Park.  There were 56 of the 98 living relatives who gathered under the shady oak and pecan trees for a noon feast.

From the Doran Cornelius branch of the family, Clara Cornelius of Burnet and her children, Sue  and Tom Brooks  of Victoria and their children Susan,  her husband, Jim Fox, of Houston, Keleigh and Matt of Victoria.

From the Letha Cornelius branch of the family, Arther and Letha McGinty of Burnet and their children Bill and Patty McGinty of Houston and their children Stephen of Austin; Gina, Patsy,  and Michael of Houston; Joy Ulrich of Burnet and her children and Rick and Sheila of Austin; Gary and Gail McGinty of Burnet and their child Gay and husband Mark Tomlinson of Austin; Dorman McGinty and his son Dallas of Austin; Ronnie McGinty and his children Jerry, Ramona, Ronnie, and David of Burnet, and David McGinty of Burnet.

From the Winnie Cornelius branch of the family, Janet and Larry Maxwell of Victoria and their children Cliff and Julie of San Antonio and Jason of Victoria; Wanda and Doug Overstreet and their child Todd of Junction; Linda and Bill Whitten and their child James of Austin; Rita and Robert Tobler and their child Justin of Austin.

From the Calvin Cornelius branch of the family, Martin Wilkes of Marble Falls; Maletha and Alvis Shaw and their son Bill of Austin; Kendall and Cindy Cornelius and their children Laurie, Chris, and Melissa of Burnet.

From the Nell Cornelius branch of the family, Nell and Mac McCarter of Longview and their grandchild Brandon of Dallas.

Guests of the reunion include Margaret LaForge of Austin, Sarah Allen of Burnet, Sherri Gilbert of Tow, and Kimberly Carroll of Burnet.

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