John Aikman Cornell

ID # 555, (1878-1969)
FatherJohn Henry Cornell (1847-1927)
MotherSarah M. Lawrason (1849-1934)
BirthJohn Aikman Cornell was born on 3 February 1878 at Beverly Township, Wentworth County. 
MarriageHe married Jennie Alberta Grant on 21 December 1898 at Paris, Ontario; Mrge reg. 003149-98 Paris, Brant Co.
Aikman Cornell, 22, bachelor, farmer, residing North Dumfries, born South Dumfries. Parents John Cornell and Sarah Lawrason.
Jane Grant, 19, spinster, born and residing Harrisburgh. Parents John Grant and Agnes Hamilton.
Witnesses Jones Cornell of St. George and Annie Grant of Harrisburgh.
On December 21, 1898, at Paris.
Clergyman Rev. E. Coalburn.
The bride and groom were Presbyterian. 
MarriageHe married Reta E. Orr
DeathHe died on 6 March 1969 at Niagara Falls, Ontario, at age 91. 
BurialHe was buried on 9 March 1969 at Lundy's Lane Cemetery. 
NoteBirth reg. 036856-78 Beverly Township, Wentworth County
John Aikman Cornell born 3 February, 1878. Parents John H. Cornell and Sarah M. Lawrason. Informant John H. Cornell, farmer, Beverly. (Delivered by) Dr. Mainwaring (of St. George in South Dumfries.)

John Aikman Cornell appears in the 1901 census as Aikman. The dates of birth for at least some of his family are taken from this census. There were more children after this census. According to the census, the Cornells lived in South Dumfries and he is said to be a teamster.

At the time of the death of Aikman's mother in 1934, Aikman is said to be living at Niagara-on-the-Lake. At the time of his own death in 1969, Aikman is living at 563 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

At the time of Aikman's death in 1969 his obituary states that he had 27 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Aikman must have married a second time, for his wife's name is given as the late Reta Orr. Examining the obituary, there seems no doubt that he is the son of Sarah and John.

The obituary lists his surviving children. For the moment, it isn't sure that they all have the same mother.
Mrs. D. McSwain (Beatrice), Flint, Michigan;
Mrs. Jean Harris, Woodbridge, Ontario;
Mrs. Blanche Reynolds, Peterborough;
Mrs. Robert Parker (June) and Mrs. Robert Carr (Lois), both of Niagara Falls, Ontario;
Stewart Cornell, Campbell Croft, Ontario;
Jack Cornell, Woodbridge;
Gordon and William Cornell both of Brantford. 

Children of John Aikman Cornell and Jennie Alberta Grant

Child of John Aikman Cornell and Reta E. Orr

Last Edited2 Jun 2016