Obit: Cornick, William E. (1852 - 1923)

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Surnames: CORNICK TURNBULL

----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 04/19/1923

Cornick, William E. (4 JUN 1852 - 13 APR 1923)

W.E. Cornick was born in Schenongo, N.Y. June 4, 1852. He lived there until the age of nine years, when he came west with his parents to the state of Iowa. He was one of the pioneers of that state and followed the occupation of farming.

He came to Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. in the year 1878, and operated a stage line between there and Greenwood for several years.

He was married to Matilda A. Turnbull Jan. 19, 1881. To this union was born a daughter, Hazel, who died at the age of three and one-half years.

In 1892 he moved with his family to Hayward, Wis., where he opened up a fishing and summer resort, which he conducted very successfully until two years ago, when he sold out and retired.

While in Hayward, Mr. Cornick took a very active part in the politics, having been a member of the County Board. He was also a member of the Sawyer Co. Fair Association, and most active in any enterprise to benefit Hayward and Sawyer Co.

He died at Hayward last Friday, April 13th, 1923. He is survived by his wife and adopted son, Harry Turnbull, also by two brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services were held at Hayward Sunday and the body was brought back to Greenwood Monday, funeral services being held here from the M.E. church that afternoon, Rev. Bickell officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Cornick and son, Mrs. Larson, Wesley Turnbull, and Ed Forsyth, all of Hayward, came down with the body and remained here until yesterday.

 

 


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