Henry F Cornish

Male29 July 1831–20 December 1892

Brief Life History of Henry F

When Henry F Cornish was born on 29 July 1831, in New York, United States, his father, Bernard Cornish, was 20 and his mother, Louisa Vredenburg, was 20. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Jane Pugh. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1880 and New York County, New York, United States in 1890. His occupation is listed as connected with the police force for many years in New York City, New York, United States. He died on 20 December 1892, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Henry F Cornish
Jane Pugh
George Henry Cornish
Sadie Cornish
Harry G Cornish

Sources (13)

  • Henry F Cornish, "New York, New York City, Police Census, 1890"
  • Henry Franklin Cornish, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Hy F. in entry for Frederick Schroeder and Sadie Cornish, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from the county of Cornwall, from Middle English Cornish, Cornysh formed on the analogy of English, which was usually Normanized as Corneys. Not surprisingly, the surname is common in adjacent Devon, but it is also established as far afield as Suffolk and London.

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

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