George Cornell, Sr. – 1833/1924
Assessor for 40 years.
Who was Maurice Cornell? Maurice was the son of Carleton Place resident George Cornell born in 1882. According to Terry Skillen’s site Maurice’s father George Cornell was born in 1834, and came to Carleton Place in the 1860’s. He married a local gal Elizabeth Burke, and raised a large family. Cornell was also the proprietor of a hotel, owned rental property, ran a woolen mill, and was the property assessor for Carleton Place for 40 years and also a school trustee.
Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
In 1915 The Mississippi Golf Club was formed and acquired the old Patterson farm and stone farmhouse on the Appleton road. Well the story is that Maurice finally realized the ambition and dream of every golfer to make a hole in one. One day the teacher at the Collegiate Institute in Fort William was on the 5th hole of the Mississippi Golf course, and didn’t the miracle of “a hole in one” occur.
Not that special you say? Well, what makes it more interesting was the fact that Maurice only had one arm!
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 May 1898, Tue • Page 2
Descendants are Blaine Cornell (photo below) and Sheila McCallum of Carleton Place
Blaine with photographer Michael Gauthier at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.
|1901 Census of Canada|
|Subdistrict:||Carleton Place (Town/Ville), LANARK (South/Sud), ONTARIO|
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 1 Dec 1924, Mon, Page 7
Linda Gallipeau-Johnston —Blaine’s father Herbie Cornell was the chief of police here – the day before I got married I stayed too long in the dress shop picking up my going away outfit hence a $2 parking ticket. My Dad thought it was terrible and took the ticket down to Herbie and came back with a $1 ticket and both of them were happy. My Dad paid for me!