Sunday, May 14, 2017
Sunday’s Obituary–William Marshall Cornell
I had believed my maternal great-grandfather William Cornell (see post Can Census Records Add to What I Know About William Marshall Cornell?) who lived in Spencer, New York had also died there. But as frequently happens I was unable to find his death certificate through the Spencer Town Clerk. Recently I found the following Obituary for William:
from the newspaper Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York) dated January 28, 1962 and found on Newspapers.com
I notice in the above obituary that there is a son Nathan listed, however, there was no son Nathan and son Earl is not listed.
Research lesson learned...always look for an Obituary before you spend the time… finding the contact information for the Town where you believe your ancestor died, sending the required fee and personal information ...only to find out...your ancestor died elsewhere…ugh! Now I know where to find his death certificate.
If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,