Adelaide Matilda Cornish

4 August 1898–14 June 1988 (Age 89)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Adelaide Matilda

When Adelaide Matilda Cornish was born on 4 August 1898, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Lieb, was 23 and her mother, Mary Boll, was 22. She married Raymond Cornish in 1914, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 14 June 1988, in Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Cornish
Adelaide Matilda Cornish
Marriage: 1914
Raymond Arthur Cornish Jr.
Elaine Adelaide Cornish

Spouse and Children

New Jersey, United States


    Raymond Arthur Cornish Jr.


    Elaine Adelaide Cornish


Parents and Siblings

    John Lieb





    John Lieb



    Frank Lieb


    Marie Lieb


    Edward Lieb


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 16

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: regional name for someone from the county of Cornwall, from Middle English corneys, cornysh. Not surprisingly, the surname is common in adjacent Devon, but it is also well established as far afield as Essex and Lancashire.2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Kornisch, a nickname for a sickly or weak person, from Sorbian krne ‘weak’, ‘poor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Adelaide Cornish in household of Raymond Cornish, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adelaide Cornish in household of Raymond Comish, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Adelaide Cornish in household of Raymond Comish, "United States Census, 1930"

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