Charles Ezra Cornell

Charles Ezra Cornell

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 29 Jan 1947 (aged 91)
Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 84262307 · View Source
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Charles Ezra Cornell was the son of Governor Alonzo B. Cornell and his first wife, Ellen Augusta Covert Cornell. He was the grandson of Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1879 and his LL.B. from Albany Law School in 1880. Charles married Katharine Lawyer Bouck, the daughter of Charles Bouck, on 28 June 1882 at Boucks Island, Schoharie County, NY. Charles and Katharine were the parents of four known children: William Bouck Cornell, Eleanor Katharine Cornell, Ezra Cornell and E. Augusta Cornell.

Charles Ezra Cornell held both public and private positions. He served in the US Treasury Department and was a member of the New York delegation to the 1880 National Convention. He was a life member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. In business he was the president of Cornell Transfer and the Union Transfer Companies. Mr. Cornell was also a member of fraternal organizations, including, Alpha Tau Omega and the Royal Arcanum. He was also a member of the Cornell Free Library and served as its president for many years, the Town and Gown Club and the State Agricultural Society. Politically, Mr. Cornell was a Republican. He was also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Ithaca.

The Cornell family lived at 512 Highland Road in Ithaca for 35 years, on land that was originally part of the Cornell farm. Due to ill health, in 1945 Mr. and Mrs. Cornell went to live with their son in New Jersey, where Charles Ezra Cornell died on 29 Jan 1947. He was predeceased by his wife, who died on 17 March 1946. Mr. Cornell was survived by his son, William Bouck Cornell, and his grandson, William Ezra Cornell.


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  • Created by: S.J.
  • Added: 31 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84262307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Ezra Cornell (29 Dec 1855–29 Jan 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84262307, citing Sage Chapel, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA ; Maintained by S.J. (contributor 46931676) .