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Vernor H. Cornell obituary

submitted by Michael Cornell

Vernor H. Cornell
The Oneonta Daily Star Friday, January 30, 1998

FRANKLIN, NJ – Vernor H. Cornell, 96, died at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998 after a short illness.

Born to Vernor L. and Malinda Cornell in the town of Conesville, he lived in Gilboa and Carteret, NJ, before moving to Franklin, NJ, 25 years ago.

Mr. Cornell was a dairy farmer in New York and worked as a screw machine operator for Singer in Elizabeth and then was a construction worker for Lightning Electric before working as a security guard for Gordon Security before retiring in 1973.

Mr. Cornell is predeceased by his first wife, Florence Brainard (1932), and his second wife, Bertha O. Cornell (1989), his son, Lyndon B. Cornell, and three brothers, Freeland, Arthur, and Marvin Cornell.

He is survived by a son, Lawrence V. Cornell of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a daughter, Gladys Banner of Milford Center; two stepsons, Eugene Orchard of Franklin, NJ and Raymond Orchard of Fort Monmouth, NJ; a brother, Carl Cornell, of Norwich; a sister, Fannie Brookins of Sidney; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, 1 Main Street, Franklin, NJ.

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