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Olen Cornelius
Birth: Sep. 12, 1912
Zephyr
Brown County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1952
Lancaster
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Olen was a twin to Rolen H. Cornelius. He married Inez Lankford Coon. They had no children.

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

1940 Brown Co., TX: Jessie K. Cornelius, 56, TX, WD; Oran (Olen), 28, TX

Obit Notice: RITES AT ZEPHYR 2:30 SUNDAY FOR OLEN CORNELIUS. Funeral services for Olen Cornelius, 39, administrative officer for the Production and Marketing Administration for Concho County at Eden, will be held Sunday at 2:30 P.M. at the Zephyr Methodist Church, Rev. J.P. Adair officiating. Burial will be in the Zephyr Cemetery.

Mr. Cornelius, member of a pioneer and widely known Zephyr family, died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday night enroute to a hospital from Lancaster. He was visiting in the home of Stanley Lanford, a brother-in-law. Mr. Cornelius' Brownwood physician had discovered that he had a heart condition that necessitated a rest and he was on a 30-day leave in compliance with his doctor's orders. When stricken, Mr. Cornelius was seated in the Lanford home, watching a television program. He had worked for PMA for nearly 10 years in three counties-- Brown, Coke
and Concho. His work for the agency began in 1938 in the Brown County PMA when he was a reporter on the field staff. After four or five years in that capacity he served in the Army with the 786th Field Artillert in the Pacific during World War II. After the war he returned to the Brown County PMA staff as a clerk. In 1949 he was appointed administrative officer for PMA at Robert Lee for Coke County, and was transferred to Eden in the same capacity Concho County in June, 1951. Mr. Cornelius was a member of the Zephyr baseball team prior to World War II, and played on Brownwood Major League softball teams after the war until he had to quit due to a knee injury. He was a catcher and fielder on Cravens and Head softball teams, and was a pitcher, catcher, and outfielder on the Zephyr hardball team. Born Sept. 12, 1912, at Zephyr, he lived most of his life in Brown County.

Survivors are his wfie, Mrs. Inez Cornelius; his mother, Mrs. W.R. Cornelius of Zephyr; and six brothers, Silas Cornelius, Solomon Cornelius and Rolen Cornelius, the latter a twin brother, all three of Blythe Calif., and A.M. Cornelius of Brownwood, Darwin Cornelius of Brady and R.E. Cornelius of Zephyr."

 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter R. Cornelius (1880 - 1918)
  Jessie K. Locke Cornelius (1884 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Inez A. Lankford Cornelius-Gour (1913 - 1972)
 
 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:
PFC 786 Field Arty Bn
World War II
 
Burial:
Zephyr Cemetery
Zephyr
Brown County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Eugene Cornelius
Record added: Nov 06, 2009
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- Eugene Cornelius
 Added: Dec. 20, 2014

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