New Jersey Obituaries - November 9, 1898 - Jacob Weeks Cornwell

Jacob Weeks Cornwell of New York died on Sunday morning at nine o'clock. He was the father of M. F. Cornwell of Red Bank, who was Mr. Cornwell's only living child. Death was due to Bright's disease, with which he had been sick only a short time. His death was rather sudden, but was not unexpected. Mr. Cornwell first came to Red Bank sixty years ago, and on his first trip to this place he stopped with Capt. Joseph Parker, father of William B. and the later Asher S. Parker. Mr. Cornwell had been in the habit of coming to Red Bank to spend his summers off and on ever since that time. He left a very large fortune, part of which he inherited, but most of which he had made in transactions in real estate. He was 68 years old. The funeral will be held at his home at New York tonight at eight o'clock, and the burial will be at Woodlawn cemetery to-morrow. Mr. Cornwell had two daughters, both of whom married and left children, but both of whom are now dead.

Mr. Cornwell was very charitable, and was noted for his many acts of unostentatious beneficence. He had a large number of friends, both in Red Bank and New York, and in the latter city he will be greatly missed by a wide circle of people whom he had befriended.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, November 9, 1898