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Cornelia Carpenter Cook

  • Birth 1865 Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
  • Death 26 Dec 1926 Highland, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Burial San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
  • Plot #1773
  • Memorial ID 104326262

My great-grandmother's death certificate, found in Jan. 2013, shows her burial site as "State Grave #1773". Also indicates she "resided" at Patton State Hospital for 29 years, 3 months, and 29 days. She died at the age of 61, having been committed in August 1897 to the formerly named Highland Insane Asylum, when her youngest son, my grandfather, was only 18 months old.

Her granddaughter, my mother, only just learned of her grandmother's life history and fate this month for the first time. Cornelia's first name was misspelled on 3 census records ("Cordelia") & was only finally corrected on her death certificate.

May she rest in peace now that she has been found again. We will never know her story, but at least we have some closure.


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  • Created by: Darlene Bennett
  • Added: 29 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104326262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelia Carpenter Cook (1865–26 Dec 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104326262, citing Patton Hospital Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Darlene Bennett (contributor 46938992) .