|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1942|
Biography from History of Clay Co., IN, Vol. II,
au: William Travis, publ. 1909
LUCINDA (TRIPLETT) CORNWELL.—Widely known throughout the
community in which she has so long resided as a woman of fine character and keen intelligence, Mrs. Lucinda Cornwell, widow of the late Oliver Perry Cornwell, occupies one of the finest and best improved homesteads in Van Buren township, its well-tilled acres and substantial improvements hearing evidence of the thrift and enterprise which first established it, and by which it has since heen carried on. Mrs. Cornwell was born, April 2, 1846, in Muskingum county, Ohio, and is a sister of John Triplett, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this volume. Coming with the family to Indiana when she was ten years old, she resided with her parents until her marriage, in 1866, to Oliver Perry Cornwell.
A native of Clay county, Oliver P. Cornwell was born in Brazil, September 12, 1837, a son of David and Diadama Cornwell. Further history of his parents may be found on another page of this work, in connection with the sketch of H. C. Cornwell. Choosing for his life work the occupation to which he was reared, Mr. Cornwell bought land adjoining parental homestead when he was ready to settle in life, and there resided a few years. Selling out then, he was for a time engaged in teaming in Brazil, after which he carried on farming in both Brazil and in Dick Johnson townships. Subsequently locating in Van Buren township. Mr. Cornwell bought a timbered tract of land, and having cleared a large part of it, and erected a substantial set of frame buildings, was here employed in his free and independent occupation until his death, in 1902.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornwell became the parents of two children, namely: Charles O. and Minerva. Charles O. married Minnie Bowers, and they have four children, Harry, Ninas, Raymond, and Lucinda K. Minerva, wife of Edward Fienkhauser, has six children, Deo, Bertha, Raymond,
Elva, John Wesley, and Edward. Mrs. Cornwell is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, to which Mr. Cornwell also belonged.
Oliver Perry Cornwell (1841 - 1903)*
Created by: Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
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