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Mary Ann Longhurst Cornia
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1888
Death: Jul. 31, 1982, USA

Some additional information you might want to post on the memorial for Mary Ann (Myrt) Cornia. Taken from the book "The First 100 Years in Woodruff" and written by her daughter Hazel Cornia Sims.

Mary Ann Longhurst was born December 28, 1888 in Woodruff at her Grandmother Dean's adobe house. Her parents were William Henry and Betsey Jane Dean Longhurst. The children in the family were William Albert,Betsey Jane Putnam, Mary Ann Cornia, George Leonard, Clara Marintha Cornia and Asael Dean Longhurst. The family home was on the north side of Woodruff where Asael makes his home now.

Carlos and Mary Ann soon bought a home and a little land where they are presently living. Their first home was a two room log house with a dirt roof. After a few years they were able to build the home where they now live.

They have been active in church and civic activities in the community. They are still singing in the ward choir, of which they have been members since their youth. Carlos was the first Scoutmaster in Woodruff. He was Y.M.M.I.A. president for many years, a cousellor to T.J. Tingey in the ward bishopric for 14 years. He was president of the Woodruff Irrigating Association for several years. He helped organize the Rich County Co-operative Association and served as a director. He was also a director of the Utah State Co-operative Association. He was sherriff of Rich County for four years.

Mary ann was busy, caring for her family and assisting with the ranch work in any way she could. She found time to help in the Chruch, serving as a counsellor and president of the Y.W.M.I.A. for 10 years. She was a Sunday School teacher for 14 years. She taught Primary classes and later became a president. In 1958 she was presented a certificate for 22 years of service in the Primary. Mary Ann continued to serve and became an in-service trainer for the Woodruff Ward and the Woodruff Stake. A pin was presented to her for almost 30 years of service in the Primary.

Carlos and Mary Ann celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 20 Sep 1958. Their family honored them with a reception. Many friends called and others sent cards or flowers. They were again honored, by their children, on their sixtieth anniversary with a reception and party.

Carlos, 84 and Mary Ann, 81 are still enjoing good health. They are able to take care of themselves and live in their home. Carlos still helps care for the ranch. Mary Ann serves many meals to others and enjoys helping those who need help. They have five living children, twenty-two grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Written by Hazel Cornia Sims on 6 June 1970 
Family links: 
  William Henry Longhurst (1853 - 1925)
  Betsey Jane Dean Longhurst (1862 - 1943)
  Peter Carlos Cornia (1886 - 1979)*
  Hazel Cornia Sims (1911 - 1995)*
  Carlos Wendell Cornia (1913 - 1964)*
  William Dee Cornia (1915 - 1988)*
  William Albert Longhurst (1885 - 1966)*
  Betsey Jane Longhurst Putnam (1887 - 1975)*
  Mary Ann Longhurst Cornia (1888 - 1982)
  George Leonard Longhurst (1891 - 1963)*
  Clara Marintha Longhurst Cornia (1893 - 1960)*
  Asael Dean Longhurst (1906 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodruff Cemetery
Rich County
Utah, USA
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Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Sep 07, 2008
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Mary Ann <i>Longhurst</i> Cornia
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Mary Ann <i>Longhurst</i> Cornia
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