Chester Cornell
17 April 1908 ---- 04 January 1988


We had always called him Uncle Chet.


Census
Chester was counted in the following censuses:


1910 in New York, Steuben County, Corning Town (Ancestry.com)
Cornel, Delos
head, male, white, age 44, married,
# of years of present marriage 17,
place of birth New York,
Father and mother place of birth United States,
laborer, iron foundry, can read and write, rent house
Cornel, Sarah E.
wife, female, white, age 33, married, 17 years,
7 children and 7 living, place of birth New york,
Father and Mother birth place New York
George, male, age 15, single, laborer,
Glass Factory, able to read but not write,
attended school in that year
Myrtle M., female, age 13, single
Sarah N., female, age 11, single
Charles H., male, age 9, single
Arthur, male, age 7, single
Marie, female, age 5, single
Chester, male, age 2, single


1920 in New York, Steuben County, Corning
HeritageQuestonline.com; Page 2B; 3 Jan 1920
ED # 106; Line 87 - 94; Coran Ave.; Dwelling # 44; Family visited # 47
Cornell, Delos - head, rent, male, age 54, married, able to read and write,
self and parents born in NY, Laborer, Coal Yard
----, Melinda - wife, female, age 34, married, not able to read or write,
self and parents born in NY, no occupation
----, George - son, male, age 28, single, able to read and write,
self and parents born in NY, Laborer, Glass Factory
----, Charles - son, male, age 18, single, able to read and write,
self and parents born in NY, Brakeman, Railroad
----, Chester - son, male, age 12, attended school, able to read and write,
self and parents born in NY, no occupation
----, Manley - son, male, age 6, attended school, self and parents born in NY
Phenes, Harmon - stepson, male, age 28, single, able to read and write,
self and parents born in NY, Laborer, Glass Factory
---, Harry B. - stepson, male, age 18, single, able to read and write,
self and parents born in NY, Laborer, Farm


1925
New York, Steuben County, Hamlin Town
(Ancestry.com - Enumeration Of The Inhabitants of block no. X; Assembly District 01; Page 2;Line No. 14)
Collage Ave.
Cornell, Delos - Head,W,Male,61yrs old
U. S.
Citizenship; 61 yrs.
Teamster
Class W
Cornell, Mary. - wife, W,F, 52yrs old
U. S.
Citizenship; 52 yrs.
House Work
Cornell, Chester - Son, W, M, 17 yr old
U. S.
Citizenship; 17 yrs.
Glass Worker
Class W
Cornell , Manley - Son, W, M, 11 yr old
U. S.
Citizenship; 11 yrs.
School
Phenes, Harmon - Son, W, M, 32 yr old
U. S.
Citizenship; 32 yrs.
Glass Worker
Phenes, Harry - Son, W, M, 22 yr old
U. S.
Citizenship; 22 yrs.
Glass Worker


1930 in New York, Westchester County, New Rochelle Town Ancestry.com; ED 256; Sheet # 4A ; 4 April 1930
Lines 26; Cornell,Chester
sex.male,
Color or Race. white
age at last birthday. 21
Marital Status. S
Read and Write Yes
Where Born U. S.
Father U. S.
Mother U. S.
Speak English. Yes
Occupation Solder
Industry U. S. Army
Class of Worker W
Employment Yes


1940 in New York, Steuben County, Canton Town Ancestry.com; ED 55-23; Sheet # 5B ;17 April 1940
Lines 59-61; (1)Street,Avenue,road,ect. None listed
(2)House Number.None listed
(3) No.of household in order of visitation. 108
(4)Home owed (o) or rented (r).Rented
(5) Value of home or Monthly rental if rented.$5
(6) farm yes or no: No
(7) Name of each person whose usual place of residence on April 1,1940 was in this household . Be sure to include: 1. Persons temporarily absent from household.
Write "AB" after names of persons. 2. Children under 1 year of age write "infant" if child has not been given a first name enter X after name of person furnishing information. Cornell,Chester
(8) Relationship of the person to the head of the household,as wife,daughter,father,mother-in-law,grandson,lodger,lodger's wife,servant,hired hand,ect. Head,
(9) sex.male,
(10) Color or Race. white
(11) age at last birthday. 32.
(12) Marital Status. M.
(13)Attended school or collage at any time since March 1, 1940No;
(14)Highest Grade of school completed6;
(15)Place of BirthNew York
(16) Citizenship of the foreign born.Blank
(17)In what place did this person live on April 1, 1935? For a person that lived in a differant place, enter city or town,county and state. Watertown
(18) County. Blank
(19)State or territory or foreign country. New York
(20)On a farm Yes or No? No.
(21)was this person AT Work for pay or profit in private or nonemerency Govt. work during week of March 24 - 30? Yes;
(22) If not, was he at work on, or assigned to public emergency work (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30? -
(23) If neither at work or assigned to public emergency work ("NO" in Colm. 21 & 22) Was this person seeking work? -
(24)If not seeking work did he HAVE A JOB business, etc.? -
(25)for persons answering "no" to quest 21,22,23 and 24. Indicate whether engaged in home house work (H) in school (S) unable to work (U) or other (Ot)? -
(26)If at private or non emergancy Govt. work "yes" in col.21 Number of hours worked during week of March 24- 30,1940. 6
(27)If seeking work or assigned to public emergancy work. "yes" in col. 22 or 23. Duration of unemployment up tp March 30, 1940 in weeks.-
(28)OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY AND CLASS OF WORKER
For a person at work, assigned to public emergency work, or with a job ("Yes " in Col. 21, 22 or 24)
enter present occupation, industry and class of worker. For a person seeking work ("Yes" in Col 23:); (a) IF he has previous work experience, enter last occupation, industry and class of worker;
or (b) If he does not have previous work experience, enter "Newworker" in Col. 28 and leave Cols. 29 and 30 blank.
Occupation Trade, Profession , or particular kind of work, as - frame spinner, salesman, laborer, rivet heater, music teacher? Helper
(29) INDUSTRY-Industry or business, as - cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard, public school. Corning Glass Wks
(30)Class of Worker . PW
(31) Number of weeks worked in 1939 (equivalent full -time weeks)? 15
(32)Income in 1939 (12 months ending December 31, 1939) Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions)? 300 .
(33)Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary? No

(7) Name of each person whose usual place of residence on April 1,1940 was in this household . Be sure to include: 1. Persons temporarily absent from household.
Write "AB" after names of persons. 2. Children under 1 year of age write "infant" if child has not been given a first name enter X after name of person furnishing information. Pearl
(8) Relationship of the person to the head of the household,as wife,daughter,father,mother-in-law,grandson,lodger,lodger's wife,servant,hired hand,ect. Wife
(9) sex.female,
(10) Color or Race. white
(11) age at last birthday. 26.
(12) Marital Status. M.
(13)Attended school or collage at any time since March 1, 1940No;
(14)Highest Grade of school completed7
(15)Place of BirthNew York
(16) Citizenship of the foreign born.Blank
(17)In what place did this person live on April 1, 1935? For a person that lived in a differant place, enter city or town,county and state. Watertown
(18) County. Blank
(19)State or territory or foreign country. New York
(20)On a farm Yes or No? No.
(21)was this person AT Work for pay or profit in private or nonemerency Govt. work during week of March 24 - 30? No
(22) If not, was he at work on, or assigned to public emergency work (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30? No
(23) If neither at work or assigned to public emergency work ("NO" in Colm. 21 & 22) Was this person seeking work? No
(24)If not seeking work did he HAVE A JOB business, etc.? No
(25)for persons answering "no" to quest 21,22,23 and 24. Indicate whether engaged in home house work (H) in school (S) unable to work (U) or other (Ot)? H
(26)If at private or non emergancy Govt. work "yes" in col.21 Number of hours worked during week of March 24- 30,1940. Blank
(27)If seeking work or assigned to public emergancy work. "yes" in col. 22 or 23. Duration of unemployment up tp March 30, 1940 in weeks.Blank
(28)OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY AND CLASS OF WORKER
For a person at work, assigned to public emergency work, or with a job ("Yes " in Col. 21, 22 or 24)
enter present occupation, industry and class of worker. For a person seeking work ("Yes" in Col 23:); (a) IF he has previous work experience, enter last occupation, industry and class of worker;
or (b) If he does not have previous work experience, enter "Newworker" in Col. 28 and leave Cols. 29 and 30 blank.
Occupation Trade, Profession , or particular kind of work, as - frame spinner, salesman, laborer, rivet heater, music teacher? Blank
(29) INDUSTRY-Industry or business, as - cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard, public school.Blank
(30)Class of Worker . Blank
(31) Number of weeks worked in 1939 (equivalent full -time weeks)? Blank
(32)Income in 1939 (12 months ending December 31, 1939) Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions)? 0 .
(33)Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary? No

(7) Name of each person whose usual place of residence on April 1,1940 was in this household . Be sure to include: 1. Persons temporarily absent from household.
Write "AB" after names of persons. 2. Children under 1 year of age write "infant" if child has not been given a first name enter X after name of person furnishing information. Williams,Donald
(8) Relationship of the person to the head of the household,as wife,daughter,father,mother-in-law,grandson,lodger,lodger's wife,servant,hired hand,ect. Half Brother
(9) sex.male,
(10) Color or Race. white
(11) age at last birthday. 19.
(12) Marital Status. S
(13)Attended school or collage at any time since March 1, 1940No;
(14)Highest Grade of school completedH1
(15)Place of BirthNew York
(16) Citizenship of the foreign born.Blank
(17)In what place did this person live on April 1, 1935? For a person that lived in a differant place, enter city or town,county and state. Watertown
(18) County. Blank
(19)State or territory or foreign country. New York
(20)On a farm Yes or No? No.
(21)was this person AT Work for pay or profit in private or nonemerency Govt. work during week of March 24 - 30? No
(22) If not, was he at work on, or assigned to public emergency work (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30? -No
(23) If neither at work or assigned to public emergency work ("NO" in Colm. 21 & 22) Was this person seeking work? Yes
(24)If not seeking work did he HAVE A JOB business, etc.? -
(25)for persons answering "no" to quest 21,22,23 and 24. Indicate whether engaged in home house work (H) in school (S) unable to work (U) or other (Ot)? -
(26)If at private or non emergancy Govt. work "yes" in col.21 Number of hours worked during week of March 24- 30,1940. Blank
(27)If seeking work or assigned to public emergancy work. "yes" in col. 22 or 23. Duration of unemployment up tp March 30, 1940 in weeks.40
(28)OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY AND CLASS OF WORKER
For a person at work, assigned to public emergency work, or with a job ("Yes " in Col. 21, 22 or 24)
enter present occupation, industry and class of worker. For a person seeking work ("Yes" in Col 23:); (a) IF he has previous work experience, enter last occupation, industry and class of worker;
or (b) If he does not have previous work experience, enter "Newworker" in Col. 28 and leave Cols. 29 and 30 blank.
Occupation Trade, Profession , or particular kind of work, as - frame spinner, salesman, laborer, rivet heater, music teacher? Laborer
(29) INDUSTRY-Industry or business, as - cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard, public school. Iron worker
(30)Class of Worker . PW
(31) Number of weeks worked in 1939 (equivalent full -time weeks)? 12
(32)Income in 1939 (12 months ending December 31, 1939) Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions)? 228 (Hard to read might only be 28).
(33)Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary? No




Military History
U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946
Chester C. Cornell
Birth Year1908
Race White, citizen
Nativity State or County New York
State of Residence New York
County or City Steuben
Enlistment Date 25 May 1943
Emlistment State New York
Enlistment City Rochester
Branch No Branch Assignment
Branch Code No Branch assignment
Grade Private
Grade Code Private
Term of enlistment Enlistment for the duration of the war or other emergency, plus six months, subjuct to the discretion of the
President or otherwise according to law
Component Selecees (Enlisted Men)
Source civil life
Education Grammer school
Civil Occupation Skilled occupations in the manufacture of miscellaneous products
Marital Status Married
Height 00
Weight 058








CHESTER CORNELL
born Apr. 17,1908. He died Jan.4,1988 Corning, New York
+ married
PEARL ?
Buried in Bath National Cemetery, Corning, New York.
PVT U.S. Army, Res:Wellsbury, N.Y.
Reconstruction Aide
Plot P 0 7 2












Chester Cornell



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