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Orral Marguerite Porter Cornwell 1895-1961


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/27/2014 at 21:59:35

Mrs. William Cornwell Dies at 65
Armstrong Mrs. William Cornwell, 65, died at Holy Family Hospital at 10:55 a.m. Saturday of cancer. She had been ill for the past six months.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist Church at Armstrong, the Rev. Roger Tappmeyer officiating. Interment will be in the Armstrong Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at Slaba Funeral Home until the body is moved to lie in state at the church.

Mrs. Cornwell was born July 2, 1895, at Monticello, Wisc., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Porter. She was married Dec. 2, 1918 to William E. Cornwell at Rolfe. The couple farmed in the Rolfe and Armstrong areas until 1946, at which time they retired to move into Armstrong.

Mrs. Cornwell was a member of the First Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband [actually died December, 1961], a daughter, JoAnn of Armstrong, two brothers, Wayland of Granada, Minn., and Frank of Armstrong, and two sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Merle) Elliott of Swea City and Mrs. Ted (Gladys) Sheeley of Armstrong.

A son, one sister, Mrs. Ruth Jacobs, and a brother, Charles, preceded her in death. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 27, 1961)

Services Tuesday for Mrs. W.E. Cornwell
Memorial services for Mrs. W.E. Cornwell, 65, were conducted Tuesday at the First Methodist church with the Rev. Roger Tappmeyer officiating. Burial in Armstrong Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Cornwell had been ill with cancer for the past six months and death occurred Saturday, March 25 at Holy Family hospital in Estherville where she had been a patient for several weeks.

Orral Marguerite Cornwell was born July 2, 1895 at Monticello, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayland C. Porter. She was married to William E. Cornwell Dec. 12, 1918 at Rolfe. They farmed near Rolfe and in the Armstrong area until 1946 when Mr. Cornwell retired and they moved to Armstrong.
Mrs. Cornwell was a member of the First Methodist church.

Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn; two sisters, Mrs. Ted Sheely of Armstrong and Mrs. Ivan Elliott of Swea City; two brothers, Frank Porter of Armstrong and Wayland Porter of Granada, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband last December, a son (Bobby) who died in 1920 and a sister a brother. (Unknown Newspaper)


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