Laura Evalina Cornell

ID # 554, (1872-1951)
FatherJohn Henry Cornell (1847-1927)
MotherSarah M. Lawrason (1849-1934)
BirthLaura Evalina Cornell was born on 21 August 1872 at Beverly Township, Wentworth County. 
MarriageShe married James Bertram Job, son of John Samuel Job and Margaret Thompson, on 1 March 1905 at Los Angeles, California; Familysearch has a database entitled:
California County Marriages,1850-1952.

The image combines a marriage license (dated 27 Feb., 1905) and the marriage certificate.

The marriage was performed by Rev. Will. W. Logan on 3 March, 1905, in Los Angeles. Witnesses were Mrs. C.A. King and Mrs C.T. Hemling, both of Los Angeles.

The license shows James Bertram Job as age 28 and a native of Canada. It shows Laura Evelyn Cornell as age 27 and a native of Canada. No parentage is given. 
DeathShe died on 1 February 1951 at Solano, California, at age 78; Y. 
BurialShe was buried at Home of Peace Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare County, California. 
NoteThere was some confusion of the registration of the birth of Laura Evalina Cornell.

Her first registration:

Birth reg. 025940-72 Beverly, Wentworth Co.
Laura Evalina born 21 August, 1872. Parents John H. Cornell and Sarah Laurison. Rank of father laborer. Informant (initial illeg.) Neff, Clerk, Troy, Beverly. Registered on 28 September, 1872. Attending doctor was N.E. Mainwaring (of St. George). The registrar was W. McDonald.

We will note here that J.R. Neff ran the store at Troy and he was also the postmaster. His duties as postmaster, which likely coincide with his time at the store, are from 1866 to 1876. The initial of the Neff as it appears on the registration isn't J. or R. It looks rather more like C. In any event, he - or she - is almost certainly a family member.

Her second registration:

Birth reg. 024482-75 Beverly, Wentworth Co.
Laura Evalina born 21 August 1873. Parents John H. Cornell, farmer, and Sarah Laurison. Informant John H. Cornell, farmer, Beverly. Attending doctor was Mainwaring. Registrar W. McDonald. Date of registration May 1, 1875.

This second registration was made at the time of the registration of the Cornell's son James Fletcher Cornell who was born May 21st, 1875. McDonald places a note under the registration for Laura, but it's mainly illegible. It's evident that Cornell was unaware of the previous registration and it also appears that McDonald had forgotten. When we consider that James Fletcher Cornell lived only a few hours, it's understandable that confusion arose in an upsetting situation.

In later years, wherein Laura used her middle name, she appears to have gone with Evelyn, rather than Evalina.

Evelyn and Bertram Job appear in the U.S. 1930 census at Porterville, Tulare Co., California. There are other Jobs in the area, but no apparent connection. The 1930 census places them in the U.S. prior to 1910. They are fruit farmers. The ages given for Bertram and Evelyn in the 1930 census are 53 and 50. This doesn't square with Evelyn's appearance in the 1881 Canada census.

In February of 1908, Evelyn Job is a witness of the marriage of her brother, George S. Cornell & Irene G. Robb. She is said to live in Morenci, Arizona. In the 1910 census, she is said to be 30. This doesn't agree with the 1881 Canadian census.

Evelyn's date and place of death is taken from an index for deaths in California. Her name is given as L. Evelyn Job. Her date of birth is shown as August 21, 1877. Her mother's maiden name is shown as 'Lawerison' and her father's name as Cornell. She is shown as being born in Canada and dying in Solano on February 1, 1951. 

Child of Laura Evalina Cornell and James Bertram Job

Last Edited8 Dec 2017