Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Louis Cornelison

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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Louis Cornelison

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Louis Cornelison, one of the best-known colored men of Red Bank, and one of the most industrious men ot the town of any color, died at his home on Stout street on Thursday morning. He was 53 years old. Mr. Cornelison was taken sick with the grip about a year ago, and this developed into consumption. He had been gradually declining in health and about four weeks ago he took to his bed.

Mr. Ccornelison was the son of Elizabeth and Henry Cornelison and was born at Brooklyn. While he was a small boy his parents moved to Pine Brook. About 28 years ago he married Miss Mary Polhemus and the couple then moved to Red Bank. They had one child, Elizabeth, who died fourteen years ago.

Besides his widow Mr. Cornelison leaves three brothers. They are Henry and Samuel Cornelison of Red Bank and Charles Cornelison of New York. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Elijah Hammett preached the sermon and the body was buried at South Eatontown.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Oct 23, 1901

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