Laura Evalina Cornell1

ID # 554, (1872-)
Laura Evalina Cornell|b. 21 Aug 1872|p554.htm|John H. Cornell|b. 2 Jun 1847\nd. 1927|p552.htm|Sarah M. Lawrason|b. 24 Aug 1849\nd. 8 Sep 1934|p375.htm|||||||James W. Lawrason|b. 10 May 1825\nd. 23 Feb 1918|p123.htm|Eunice Buckberrough|b. 18 Jan 1829\nd. 3 Jul 1916|p120.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Laura Evalina Cornell was born on 21 August 1872 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of John H. Cornell and Sarah M. Lawrason.1 She married James Bertram Job.1 Evelyn and Bertram appear in the U.S. 1930 census at Porterville, Tulare Co., California. There are other Jobs in the area, but no apparentconnection. I am unable to find them in earlier census, though 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 and50. 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 square with the 1881 Canadian census.

Evelyn was likely born in South Dumfries. A birth registration needs to be found.

A birth registration has been found for Evelyn, or Laura Evalina as the registration reads. It doesn't really clarify matters.

The birth registration is a delayed registration and was entered in 1875 the same day that the registration of birth and death of her brother James Fletcher Cornell was entered. Wallace McDonald, the township clerk, entered the note that James Cornell was under the impression that her registration had already been given. There may have been some confusion about the birth year for it is given as 1873. This conflicts with Nellie's and more research is needed. Her birth registration is given as 024482-75, August 21, 1873.

Further research shows that Laura's birth was registered twice. Her father had the rights of it and Wallace McDonald, township clerk, misremembered. A birth year of 1872 is correct and this then makes Laura the oldest child for whom we have a record.

Birth Registration - Laura Evalina Cornell, MS929-9, Registration No.
025940, Archives of Ontario, Date of birth: 21st August 1872; name:
Laura Evalina; father's name: John H. Cornell; mother's name: Sarah
Lawrason; father's occupation: laborer; informant: C. Neff, clerk,
Troy, Beverly; registered 28th September 1872; accoucheur: Dr. N.E.
Mainwaring; registrar: W. McDonald, Beverly Twp, Wentworth Co.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Child of Laura Evalina Cornell and James Bertram Job


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.