Wilbur H Cornish

13 January 1913–3 February 1999 (Age 86)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Wilbur H

When Wilbur H Cornish was born on 13 January 1913, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Howard Wilder Cornish, was 22 and his mother, Dorothy Jane Johnson, was 20. He lived in Valley Township, Knox, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Herrick Township, Knox, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died on 3 February 1999, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Alliance, Box Butte, Nebraska, United States.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Willard H Comish in household of Howard W Comish, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilbur H Cornish in household of Howard W Cornish, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilbur Howard Cornish, "Nebraska, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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