John Melvin Cornia

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John Melvin Cornia

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Kamas, Summit County, Utah
Death: March 26, 1928 (60)
South Ogden, Weber County, Utah (accidental drowning in the Weber River)
Place of Burial: Woodruff, Rich, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter (Pierre) Cornia and Ruth Clarissa Cornia
Husband of Mary Hannah Cornia
Father of John "Melvin" Cornia; Charles Dean Cornia; Elsie Cornia; William Edward Cornia; Peter Leslie Cornia and 4 others
Brother of Clarissa Amelia Cornia; Peter Carlos Cornia, Sr.; Daniel Carter Cornia, Sr.; Francis Cordelia Cornia; Orson Cornia and 6 others
Half brother of Ruth Call; Mary Undria Rich and Exeriel Cornia

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About John Melvin Cornia

John Melvin Cornia was born July 21,1867, in Kamas, Utah, the son of Peter Cornia and Ruth Clarissa Carter Cornia.

He married Mary Hannah Dean, daughter of Charles and Mary Cope Dean, November 2, 1887 in the Logan Temple. They had nine children, all born in Woodruff. He homesteaded up the creek and lived there a good share of the time.

He set up a lot of the time with sick people and did a lot of donation work for the people in town. He, with his brother, Pete, Ed, and Orson would take their wagons in the fall and go over Monty to get fruit from Ogden. It would take them three or four days to make the trip. He quarried out sand stone rock from Red Rock in Main Canyon to build the sand stone water table around the church.

John died March 26, 1928, at Uintah, Weber, Utah by accidental drowning in the Weber River.



Peter Cornia 1829 - 1887


Ruth Clarissa Carter Cornia 1836 - 1920



Mary Hannah Dean Cornia 1865 - 1923



John Melvin Cornia 1888 - 1966


Charles Dean Cornia(1890 - 1926


Elsie Cornia 1892 - 1896


William Edward Cornia 1894 - 1984


Peter Leslie Cornia 1897 - 1897


Owen Cornia 1898 - 1981


Theris Cornia 1901 - 1996


Hannah Cornia Cox 1904 - 1991


Alton Cornia 1906 - 1996

Maintained by: A.Bell Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society Record added: Feb 02, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 146456

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John Melvin Cornia's Timeline

July 21, 1867
Kamas, Summit County, Utah
August 6, 1888
Age 21
Woodruff, UT, United States
March 24, 1890
Age 22
Age 24
Age 26
Age 29
August 2, 1898
Age 31
Woodruff, UT, United States
March 5, 1901
Age 33
Woodruff, Rich, Utah, United States
Age 36
October 11, 1906
Age 39
Woodruff, Rich, Utah