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Tom Cornell (#46807860)
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Mildred Canner
Corrected. Thanks for info.
Added by Bob on Mar 16, 2017 8:51 AM
Mildred Canner
???. 21, 1899
Added by Bob on Mar 14, 2017 1:42 PM
RE: Link to Benjamin's parents
Got it! And credited you and your source on Rhoda on her memorial. Will be helpful to any future person who is looking into the history.

The Michigan link is interesting. Wonder if there was a prior Ezra/L.H.Bailey connection that way.
Added by Starfishin on Nov 28, 2016 12:30 PM
R. Cornell

If you have support for the maiden name Caywood, or any other bio info, would you please send it to me via a suggestion and I'll get it right up!
Thanks much
Added by Starfishin on Nov 26, 2016 6:55 PM
RE: Franklin C. Cornell
A few quick things:

Your note is long, but I'm afraid that, for the moment, I am going to have to respond quickly. :(

I welcome any information you want to add to any of the memorials. You know the drill -- just hit the make a suggestion button.

The further information about Edith and Margaret is interesting. Margaret seems to have gone by Cornell, while Edith retained Hearne. However, both woman appear to have shared equally in their father's estate, including what had been Ezra's lakefront "cottage" (which, by the way, is about to go out of family hands --it's being marketed by Sothebey's) Possibly the tie was considered stronger because of the (possible) blood tie to Ezra's wife as well as Cordelia? (I don't know when you last looked, but I have added a memorial and spouse link for Margaret. I have two obituaries (which of which I have yet to finish transcribing) for Edith's husband, but not confirmed burial site.)

I've seen the copy of the "To the Cornells" that is provided by the University archives. I's funny how often other documents in the archives say the number, dates and names of some of Ezra Cornell's children are "unknown."

Gaylord or Gay was a not uncommon male first name in the Southern Tier until the 1950s. Don't know how familiar you are with the region, but noteworthy families like the Bessemers used the male first name Gaylord (possibly because a maternal ancestors had the also not locally- uncommon surname Gaylord.)

The Tompkins Co. GenWeb Project has done several partial surveys which include the Cornell family, some of which contain contradictory information (the first, as I recall, did not document out of mausoleum Cornell graves. But don't quite me on that.) Additionally efforts are being made to bring cemetery records in line with what is (still) present on the site. I won't be back in Ithaca until early April and Ithaca being Ithaca may be too snowy for me to get the photos you asked for. But I'll try.

I have more sources for the business interests of Franklin, Jr. if you're inte rested.
Added by Starfishin on Nov 22, 2016 12:42 PM
That is a very interested, convoluted story. I found some of the people you named, and added links in the Bio. There's a Robert C Hearne at 172924965, in the correct county, who is probably the right person--maybe I'll add "probably" in parentheses with a link to him. But anyone else searching can find him easily enough.

Yes, second wives can cause fathers to behave questionably towards their children. Since it was his sister who took them in, I wonder if he ever had any contact with them. I don't see any likely second wife there in that cemetery...but maybe they divorced and she married someone else. All very interesting.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Nov 22, 2016 7:29 AM
Alice Hearne, #101084613
I'm not related to either her or Robert. I'd be glad to transfer her to you if you want, so you can add the info about her daughters--or I can add whatever you send to the Bio section.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Nov 20, 2016 8:35 AM
RE: Franklin C. Cornell
I'm still puzzled as to why you thought I had Franklin Jr. married to his mother. Possibly because I extracted the bit of bio I put on Franklin Sr's memorial from the entry for Franklin Jr in "History of Central New York"? I thought I made the distinction clear, but no mind. I rather suspect that "Franklin was alive and well at Ithaca in 1910, age 43, coal dealer, wife Delilah H." was a mistaken/unclear reference to Cordelia Hearne Cornell. Perhaps she was nicknamed Delilah? I find nothing yet that suggests that Franklin Jr. had two wives.
The adopted daughters are another matter. I have located Margaret. And since I have confirmed the final resting place of Franklin Jr. I have created a memorial for him. In it I have included a possible clue to the second adopted daughter Edith that suggests she was a relative of Cordelia Hearne [not a daughter from a first marriage as Hearne was Cordelia's birth name. I have also located and linked Cordelia's parents in Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden].

Franklin was not merely a "coal dealer". He had substantial real estate holdings and financial investments. He pastured the horses he used to haul the coal wagons on a large farm in the unincorporated area of Ithaca. As advances in automotive technology rendered horse-drawn wagons obsolete, he sold the farm to his sister Eunice and her husband.

Again, hope this helps.
Added by Starfishin on Nov 19, 2016 8:13 AM
RE: Franklin C. Cornell
If you google this book, Sage Hall: Experiments in Coeducation and Preservation at Cornell University
By Jennifer Cleland, Robert P. Stundtner and then search Lakeview Cemetery, you can read about how what is now the cemetery was originally the site of the Cornell's lake view home, which is why some of their young children are buried there (the book says two, but cemetery records say four)
Added by Starfishin on Nov 18, 2016 7:52 PM
RE: Franklin C. Cornell
Well, I did take the day off to clean the house for Thanksgiving. If the dust bunnies fall in the gravy I will blame you!

I've obtained a recent volunteer survey of Lakeview, and have now entered (and linked, where possible) all the Lakeview Cornells in Find A Grave. I have also identified one of the two adopted daughters, and her husband. No luck yet on the other one -- but I'll keep trying.

It does appear that the Ithaca City Cemetery is someone's bad guess. A shame.

I won't be back to Ithaca until next summer, but I will try to get you photographs then.

I've also skimmed my files for relevant bio, and will try to find and enter more.

In 2014 the former caretaker at Lakeview embezzled more than $58-thousand from cemetery funds. When he left, the pipes burst in the caretakers cottage, drenching and freezing the cemetery records. Supposedly they were rescued and digitized [see] but I imagine a certain amount of optimism is at work here.

Anyway, I hope these records help you in your family search.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Added by Starfishin on Nov 18, 2016 6:22 PM
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