Born in Ridlesburg, Pa., 23 years ago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius of Sabula, Pa. Killed in a Bus Auto accident in Berlin, N.Y., July 5, 1943.
Enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Aug. 1942. Received his boot training in Newport, Rhode Island. Was electrician's mate, second class, stationed at the Naval Air Base, Pleasantville, N.Y., at the time of the crash.
Surviving: his mother, Mrs. A. W. Cornelius; a sister, Mrs. W.R. Wise of Penn Yan, N.Y., a brother, Billie at home. Home Review v.17 no.9 Sept 1943