Isaac Cornelius

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Isaac Cornelius

  • Birth 31 Dec 1839 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 24 May 1881 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Knightsville, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 30950700

191st Regt PA Vol GAR 1861-1865
Killed in a sawmill accident in Cass Twp, Drawsbaugh Mills, PA
Triplet Sons: John White Geary Cornelius; William Tecumsah Sherman Cornelius; Ulysses Simpson Grant Cornelius

One Daughter: Mary Vianna (Cornelius) Smouse; married to George Burkett Smouse


HUNTINGDON NEWS - The Altoona Tribune, 2 Jun 1861, Thursday

The boiler of the steam saw mill of Myers, Burts & Drawbaugh, in Clay Township, exploded on Monday morning, instantly killing Emanuel Horton and fatally injuring Isaac Cornelius and Andrew Shore. Horton was an employee in the mill and leaves a wife and two children. Mr. Cornelius, the engineer, was engaged at the engine at the time of the explosion, and was so badly injured that he died that evening. He leaves a wife and five children--three of them being the well-known triplets, Grant, Sherman, and Geary, born about thirteen years ago in Cass Township. Mr. Shore, an old citizen of Clay Township, aged about 68 years, had gone to the mill to see it work, and was sitting in the log yard at the time of the explosion. He was struck on the head by a flying fragment of the engine and injured to such an extent that death soon ensued.


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  • Created by: Nancy Thompson
  • Added: 28 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30950700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Cornelius (31 Dec 1839–24 May 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30950700, citing Cornelius Chapel Cemetery, Knightsville, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Thompson (contributor 46988183) .