Cornelia Elizabeth Bardwell

8 May 1840–17 April 1916 (Age 75)
Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life of Cornelia Elizabeth

When Cornelia Elizabeth Bardwell was born on 8 May 1840, in Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, Rev John Paine Bardwell, was 36 and her mother, Cornelia Bishop, was 25. She married Henry Martin Chapman on 14 November 1861, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 April 1916, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Martin Chapman
Cornelia Elizabeth Bardwell
Marriage: 14 November 1861
Judge Henry Bardwell Chapman
Harriet Bardwell Chapman MD
William Bardwell Chapman

Spouse and Children

14 November 1861
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Rev John Paine Bardwell


    Cornelia Bishop




    John Nelson Bardwell



    Alonzo B. Bardwell


World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

Age 11

The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.
1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square

Age 20

The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bardwell in Suffolk, so named with an unattested Old English byname Bearda, a derivative of beard ( see Beard ) + Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Alternatively, the first element may be from a dissimilated form of Old English bre(o)rd ‘brim’, ‘bank’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelia Chapman in household of H M Chapman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cornelia E Chapman in household of Henry M Chapman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cornelia Chapman in household of Henry Chapman, "United States Census, 1880"

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