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Silas Cornelius
Birth: Apr. 16, 1902
Zephyr
Brown County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1958
Blythe
Riverside County
California, USA

Silas was the second child of Walter R. Cornelius and Jessie K. Locke. He married Juanita Blanche Wells Nov 12, 1929 in Phoenix Arizona. One child, Walter Scott, was born to this couple. They also adopted daughters, Juanita Kay and Loretta Fay.

1910 Brown County TX, ED 103, Sh 4A: Walter Cornelius, 29, AL; Jessie, 26, TX; Milford, 9, TX; Silas, 7, TX; Beulah. 6, TX; Solomon, 4, TX; Noah, 2, TX; Rueben, 7/12, TX.

1920 Brown Co., TX, ED 11, Sh 4A: Mrs. Jessie Cornelius, 35, TX, Wd; Milford, 19, TX; Silas, 17, TX; Solomon, 13, TX; Noah, 11, TX; Ruby, 9 1/12, TX; Roland, 7 3/12, TX; Oland, 7 3/12, TX; Darwin, 5 6/12, TX; Vonnie, 2 3/12, TX; M.A., 70, AL (Moses Andrew).

1930 Riverside Co., CA, ED 26, Sh 6A: Silas Cornelius, 27, TX; Juanita, 18, OK.

1940 Riverside Co., CA: Silas Cornelius, 37, TX; Juanita B., 28, OK; Thomas A. Red, 15, CA, boarder; Henry Taylor, 40, OK, uncle

SILAS CORNELIUS, IN BUSINESS FOR 29 YEARS, DIES. The many friends of Silas Cornelius, 56, resident of Blythe for 35 years, were shocked to learn of his death Saturday from heart trouble. For 29 years he operated his service station and garage at the same location of W.Hobsonway and N. Spring Street. He had the reputation of being one of the best mechanics in the valley. in recent years he was a used car dealer.

Mr. Cornelius was dressing at the family home for work when he was stricken. He had suffered from heart trouble for several years. He was born near Brownwood, Tex. where his mother Mrs. Jesse Cornelius and three brothers still reside.When he arrived from Texas in 1923, he first worked for the irrigation district. Last rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Community Methodist church with the Rev William Opitz officiating. Burial in Palo Verde cemetary. He leaves his widow Juanita, daughters Juanita Kay, 11, and Loretta Fay, 9, and brother Rolen, Blythe. Other brothers are Solomon of Whittier and Melford, Ruby and Darwin of Brownwood.

Blythe, December 15,1958. SILAS CORNELIUS SERVICE TODAY. Silas Cornelius, who has been a resident of this valley for 35 years, died suddenly Sat.morning. Cornelius was born in Brownwood, Tex. He has owned and operated the Richfield service station at the corner of Spring and Hobsonway for a number of years. He is survived by his wife Juanita and two children, Juanita Kay and Loretta Fay, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Jessie Cornelius of Texas; a sister Ruby of Texas (wrong - brother); four brothers, Melford of Texas; Darwin of Texas; Solomon of Whittier, and Roland of Blythe. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon a 2 p.m. at the Community Methodist Church with Rev. William Optiz officiating. Burial will be at the Palo Verde Cemetery under the direction of the Blythe Mortuary.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter R. Cornelius (1880 - 1918)
  Jessie K. Locke Cornelius (1884 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Juanita Cornelius (1911 - 2001)
 
 Children:
  Walter Scott Cornelius (1943 - 1946)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Milford Cornelius (1900 - 1969)*
  Silas Cornelius (1902 - 1958)
  Beaulah Cornelius (1904 - 1911)*
  Solomon Cornelius (1906 - 1985)*
  Noah Cornelius (1907 - 1951)*
  Ruben Ernest Cornelius (1909 - 1967)*
  Olen Cornelius (1912 - 1952)*
  Rolen Henry Cornelius (1912 - 1971)*
  Walter Darwin Cornelius (1915 - 1987)*
  Vaughn Ray Cornelius (1917 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Our Beloved
 
Burial:
Palo Verde Cemetery
Blythe
Riverside County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Eugene Cornelius
Originally Created by: DPI (Connie & Elaine)
Record added: Jan 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32998096
Silas Cornelius
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Silas Cornelius
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Silas Cornelius
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Please say a prayer for a cure for all heart diseases, faster diagnosing and cures..say a prayer for those who have lost a loved one to a heart disease and for those who will.....Blessed Be
- Wanda M.
 Added: Apr. 17, 2011
 
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