John Banes Cornell

1889–1957 (Age 67)
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Banes

When John Banes Cornell was born on 1 July 1889, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Linford Fenton Cornell, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Banes Barcalow, was 25. He married Margaret Atkinson Weiss on 29 December 1910, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Northampton Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. He died in 1957, at the age of 68, and was buried in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Banes Cornell
Margaret Atkinson Weiss
Marriage: 29 December 1910
Esther S Cornell Neeld

Spouse and Children

29 December 1910
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Esther S Cornell Neeld


Parents and Siblings

    Linford Fenton Cornell


    Elizabeth Banes Barcalow




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 16

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 18

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of any of the numerous Continental European surnames derived from Latin Cornelius ( see Cornelius ), for example French Corneille or German Kornel.2 Swedish: Latinized form of Horn , meaning ‘horn’; probably a soldier's name.3 English: reduced form of Cornwell or of Cornhill, a habitational name from a place in Northumberland named Cornhill, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’; or from Cornhill in London, a medieval grain exchange, named with Old English corn ‘corn’, ‘grain’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from some other place elsewhere similarly named.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John B Cornell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John B Connell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John B Cornell in household of Linfred F. Cornell, "United States Census, 1900"

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