Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Celebrating the Life of Edna Cornell Hammond

Celebrating the life of horizontal

Edna Chloe Cornell Hammond

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Cornell Edna and family photo highlighted
back row from left- Earl?, Arthur ?, ?, William Cornell (husband of Nettie and father of Edna)
front row from left- Gertrude Cornell, Edna Cornell, Charlotte Bailey Cornell (grandmother), Nettie Coolbaugh Cornell (mother), Bessie Cornell
about 1920

1915 Edna was the 6th child of William Cornell and Nettie Coolbaugh Cornell
Edna was born in Philadelphia, PA
Cornell Edna 1916 birth certificate

In 1920 Edna was living with her parents and siblings in Spencer, Tioga, New York
1920 census
In 1925 Edna’s mother Nettie Coolbaugh Cornell passed away while the family was living in Ithaca, New York.
In 1930 Edna was living with her father and siblings in Spencer, Tioga, New York
1930 census

Edna married James Jacob Hammond in Spencer, Tioga, New York on 15 March 1934 
Hammond James & Edna Wedding book
Edna and James had 6 children and lived in Van Etten, New York
Hammond Edna 1990
     about 1990
Edna died on 1 May 1999 in Athens, Bradford, PA

My grandmother was a good cook of simple fare from a Pennsylvania Dutch background.
She sewed and made her children’s clothing.  Later in life she would crochet blankets and she made stuffed animals for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
My grandmother took care of her home and children.  She loved to read and in the early years, and living out of town, was always looking out for the neighborhood Bookmobile.

Happy Birthday

If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,

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