Sunday, February 26, 2017

John B. Cornwell (1830-1906)



John B. Cornwell died at his home in Richland, Sunday night, January 14. He was born April 25, 1830, near Nashville, Tennessee. Thus he was 75 years, 8 months, and 19 days old at his death. He removed from the place of his birth at the age of 30, going to Kentucky, where he lived until 14 years ago when he came to Laclede county, Missouri. He has lived in and near Richland for the past seven years. He was a shoemaker, working his trade until within a few days of his death. He served in the union army for four years. Thus, one by one, the old veterans are answering the roll call “over there.” He was living with his fifth wife, having buried four others. He had been a member of the Christian church since 1854, and held his membership in the church at Richland when he died. Having lived a faithful Christian life, he died with the hope of the Christian’s reward. Services were held at the home on Monday, conducted by J.R. Blunt, after which his body was lain to rest in the city of the dead, south of town.

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
19 January, 1906
Page 8
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

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