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PVT Milton Cornett

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PVT Milton Cornett

Birth
Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 Jul 1905 (aged 21)
Philippines
Burial San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Plot Sec NAWS #1101
Memorial ID 100839860 View Source
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1900 US FEDERAL CENSUS: Milton was living in Leatherwood, Perry County, Kentucky. Father (Jackson Cornett), a farmer, was head of household along with siblings: Loyd born 1883, Dora born 1886, Laura born 1890, Mattie born 1892, Corbett born 1894, Dellie born 1896, and Vergia born 1898. His mother was not present, apparently deceased. Milton's birth was listed as Sep 1888.

ARMY REGISTER OF ENLISTMENTS FOR 1904: Milton enlisted 2 Dec 1904 at Middlesboro, Kentucky. Here (in contrast to his 1888 birthdate above) he listed his age age as 21 yrs, 4 mos, inferring his birth as Sep 1883.

Accordingly, he may have enlisted at the age of 16 or at the age of 21, depending on which birthdate is correct. Likewise, he was either 16 or 21 when he died a few months later.

DEATH: he died 27 Jul 1905 in The Philippines while on active duty. Army records list the cause of death as appendicitis. His body was shipped to San Francisco on the SS Thomas for reburial on 11 Nov 1906.


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  • Created by: Richard Juhl
  • Added: 17 Nov 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 100839860
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100839860/milton-cornett : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Milton Cornett (Sep 1883–27 Jul 1905), Find a Grave Memorial ID 100839860, citing San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA ; Maintained by Richard Juhl (contributor 47373923) .