Rev Cornelius Laird Airhart

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Rev Cornelius Laird Airhart

  • Birth 1860
  • Death 1956
  • Burial Beckville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 43167064

Crawfordsville Journal Review, Jan 12, 1956, New Market

Rev. Cornelius L. Airhart, 95, veteran minister who began his career in the pulpit at the age of 21 in 1881 and who had served churches in Boone, Montgomery, Parke and Putnam counties, died Thursday at 3:50 p.m. at his home here. He became ill last month and death resulted from complications. Rev. Airhart was ordained on May 30, 1885. He was active in the ministry until two years ago, serving as pastor of the Browns Valley Primitive Baptist Church of which he was also a member. In addition to his long service with the church, he held political office on two occasions, serving as a representative to the Indiana legislature from Boone County in 1901 and an auditor of Putnam county from 1910 to 1914. Rev. Airhart was a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic Lodge. Born Sept 10, 1860 near Advance in Boone County, he was the son of Henry and Mary Galliday Airhart. He was first married in Boone County in 1882 to Adda May Canine and was later married in Montgomery County to Evelyn VanCleave in 1911. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mayme Tate of Cortez, Fla; and Mrs. Blanche Jackson of North Salem; a son, Paul of Union, NJ: 8 living grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Two sons, Claude and Jesse and a daughter, Maude preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan 15 at 2 p.m. from the Noble Reeves Funeral Home with burial in Pisgah Cemetery in Boone County.


Gravesite Details Cornelius and Evelyn are buried between Jesse and Bertha Airhart on one side and Lora Airhart on the other.

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  • Created by: Marc Doty
  • Added: 16 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43167064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Cornelius Laird Airhart (1860–1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43167064, citing Pisgah Cemetery, Beckville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Marc Doty (contributor 46843703) .