Wallace Russell Cornell

17 August 1922–6 January 2002 (Age 79)
Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States

The Life of Wallace Russell

When Wallace Russell Cornell was born on 17 August 1922, in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States, his father, Henry Wagoner Cornell, was 53 and his mother, Lillie C. Mock, was 42. He died on 6 January 2002, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Redding, Shasta, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wagoner Cornell
1868–1956
Lillie C. Mock
1880–1969
Newton Cornell
1895–1985
Rosa Belle Cornell
1899–1899
Ethel Mae Cornell
1900–1970
Esther Ann Cornell
1902–1971
Earl Cornell
1910–1953
Iona Marie Cornell
1921–1996
Wallace Russell Cornell
1922–2002

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1895–1985Male

    Rosa Belle Cornell

    Female1899–1899Female

    Female1900–1970Female

    Esther Ann Cornell

    Female1902–1971Female

    Male1910–1953Male

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Russell Cornell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Russell Wallace Cornell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Russell W Cornell, "Find A Grave Index"

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