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Walter Darwin Cornelius
Birth: Feb. 25, 1915
Zephyr
Brown County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1987
Brownwood
Brown County
Texas, USA

My Dad, Walter Darwin (W.D.) Cornelius, was the ninth child of Walter R. Cornelius and Jessie K. Locke. He married my mother, Katherine Marie Couch, September 9, 1936 in Blanket Texas. Three children, currently living, were born this marriage.

He was a huge sports fan and played on several softball teams in Brownwood in his early years. He could bat or throw both right handed and left handed.

For most of his adult life he worked the aircraft industry -- helping build aircraft at North American during World War II and later repairing aircraft for various companies in Brady, San Antonio and Garland, Texas.

Just prior to retirement he worked as a guard at the 3M Plant in Brownwood Texas. Although it was far too short, he enjoyed his retirement years.

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

1930 Brown Co., TX, ED 15, Sh 10A: Jessie Corneloius, 46, TX; Ruby, 20, TX; Rowland, 17, TX; Oland, 17, TX; Darwin, 15, TX. Jessie married at 15.

1940 Brown Co., TX: Darwin W. Cornelius, 25, TX, WPA laborer; Katherine M., 21, TX; Darwin E., 2, TX; Norma Anita Couch, 16, TX, sister-in-law.

Darwin (Shorty) Cornelius, 72, of Brownwood, formerly of Brady, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday [July 7, 1987] at his home after a lengthy illness.

Services were held at 10a.m. Thursday in Davis Morris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R.J. Elke officiating. Burial was in Zephyr Cemetery in Brown County.

Born Feb. 25, 1915, in Zephyr, he was a retired security officer with the 3M Company. He was a Methodist and had lived the past 14 years in Brownwood. He lived in Brady 21 years before moving to Brownwood.

He married Katherine Marie Couch Sept. 9, 1936, in Blanket.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter R. Cornelius (1880 - 1918)
  Jessie K. Locke Cornelius (1884 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Katherine Marie Couch Cornelius (1919 - 2011)
 
 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)*
  Rolen Henry Cornelius (1912 - 1971)*
  Olen Cornelius (1912 - 1952)*
  Walter Darwin Cornelius (1915 - 1987)
  Vaughn Ray Cornelius (1917 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Zephyr Cemetery
Zephyr
Brown County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Eugene Cornelius
Record added: May 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36665072
Walter Darwin Cornelius
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- Broken~★~Heart
 Added: May. 16, 2014

- Memories~RoxღEd
 Added: May. 16, 2014
I will always remember your love of baseball and you being an avid Texas Ranger fan. Thank you for being a wonderful Dad.
- Eugene Cornelius
 Added: May. 31, 2013
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