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Cornell - Homer


Source: Darlington Herald, Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana, Friday Aug 4, 1916

Homer Cornell, who for so long made such a gallant fight for his life against tuberculosis, died at his father's home Tuesday morning *August 1) at 6 o'clock. For the graeter part of a year he had been confined to his bed and his death was not a surprise. During his fight for strength, some time was spent in California where it was thought the climate would be beneficial. On his return home special sleeping quarters were provided where he could have fresh air in abundance and everything possible was done but to no avail.

During his boyhood years he was strong and healthy but when the disease made its appearance little hopes were held for his recovery as he had been preceded by his mother and brother Lowell who died from the same malady. During his life in Darlington he made many warm friends who later during his months of confinement showed their friendship by frequent visits to his sick room and by the sending of flowers and other tokens. He was born July 21, 1892 and was a few days over 24 years at his death. On his last birthday a number of friends spent the day with him. Besides his father Allen Cornell and brother Floyd Cornell he leaves many relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the home yesterday afternoon at 2 and were in charge of Rev. Williams of the Presbyterian Church. Burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery. -- typed by kbz
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