Barber County Kansas
Anice Harrington Cornish was born in Chenango county, New York in 1851 [7 May 1851 per tombstone], and died at her home near Sun City, Kansas, on Tuesday, August 5, 1913.
Her parents were among the oldest and best respected residents of Chenango county.
She was one of a family of 6 children, 2 sisters of whom, with her husband, survive her. She was married in the fall of 1872 to Geo. J. Cornish. In the following spring they moved to the vicinity of Colorado Springs and have lived in the west ever since.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornish first came to Barber county in 1882, living for several years near where Kling now is. They later moved to Colorado for a while, returning to Barber county six years ago [ca 1907], since which time they have lived near Sun City.
Impulsive, generous to a fault all her life, Mrs. Cornish leaves many friends wherever she has lived. Having no children of her own, she was never happier than when bringing happiness to the children of others. Afflicted with poor health for many years, Mrs. Cornish still retained her interest in current affairs and enjoyed visiting among her friends and being entertained by them when her health permitted, and the many kindnesses shown her by friends and neighbors will be held in grateful remembrance by her relatives.
Her condition had been gradually growing worse for some time and on Tuesday evening, August 5th, she passed quietly into the Beyond. Her funeral service was held in the Sun City Baptist church on Wednesday, and interment was made in Lake City Cemetery.
[She was a sister of Ed Harrington]
Gravestone for Anice Cornish
May 7, 1851 - Aug. 5, 1913
Lake City Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Kim Fowles.
Note from Ellen (Knowles) Bisson: "Anice Cornish nee Harrington was sister-in-law to Alzina "Allie" Harrington nee Knowles. And then, after Anice's death in 1913, Allie married George Cornish in 1915. Ed Harrington had died in 1906.".
Ed Harrington, brother of Anice (Harrington) Cornish, 1st husband of Alzina (Knowles) Harrington Cornish.
Thanks to Ellen (Knowles) Bisson for finding, transcribing and contributing the above article to this web site!