Walter B. Cornell (1811-1889)

Founder of Cornell on July 18, 1873

This founder of Cornell came to the area from Rhode Island in 1838, settling at the north end of this community he founded in 1873.  The Cornell Cemetery is the final resting place for Walter B. Cornell, his two wives, Sarah C. (Eldred) Cornell and Louisa (Jones) Cornell, 10 children, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and 3 spouses of children and grand-children.

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