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(May 15, 1869 - December 2, 1947)
The Lusk Herald
December 11, 1947
A.E. Cornet Dies of Stroke While Alone at His Home
The lifeless body of A. E. Cornet, 78, was discovered on the kitchen floor of their home by his wife on Friday when she returned from a visit in Casper.
The Cornets reside on a place about one and a half miles east of town on highway 20. Mrs. Cornet had been visiting a married daughter and son and their families who reside in Casper, for a couple of weeks. Returning to Lusk on the train Friday about 12:30 p.m., Mrs. Cornet was given a ride as far as her home by Charles Lund, who let her out at her gate and then drove on. After making her tragic discovery Mrs. Cornet rushed back to the highway and tried to hail a car, but five passed without stopping before William Speerly came along and brought Mrs. Cornet to town and then in company with Dr. Reckling and Coroner George Earl Peet they returned to the ranch.
It was the custom of Mr. Cornet to milk only in the morning and he had evidently completed milking and walked into the house placing the milk bucket on the kitchen table and then fell beside the table and died almost instantly from what the doctor pronounced as a stroke.
He was clad in his overshoes and heavy wraps and had been dead several days. No one had seen him since Monday, Dec. 1, so it is believed he died either Tuesday or Wednesday, He was in his usual good health when his wife left and was attending to business matters in town on Monday.
Funeral services were conducted from the Peet Chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. Lawrence P. Juell, pastor of the Congregational church officiating.
The songs, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and “Old Rugged Cross,” were sung by Mrs. Edna DeCastro, Mrs. C. E. Marvin, and Justin Watson, with Mrs. J. P. Watson as accompanist.
Interment was made in the Lusk cemetery and the casket bearers were Ira Teeter, John Jassman, Jack Gartrell, Charles Vermule, Rulo Roberts and Julius Schley.
BORN IN BELGIUM
Arthur Eli Cornet, the son of Eli and Zelie Cornet was born in Belgium on May 15th, 1869. When a child of sixteen months the parents immigrated to the United States and located in Kansas but lived in other states, including Nebraska and Wyoming. Being a coal miner, the father worked for some time in the mines at Hanna, Wyo.
In 1903 the family returned to Belgium and at that time Mr. Cornet became acquainted with Miss Alice Lienard and on Nov. 12, 1904 these young people were married. They then returned to the United States in 1907 and lived for some time in Sioux City, Iowa.
They located on a homestead some twelve miles northeast of Lusk in 1909 and this county has been their home since. Eighteen years ago they moved from their homestead to a small farm 1˝ miles east of Lusk where Mr. Cornet carried on his farm labors on a smaller scale.
Besides his widow Mr. Cornet is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Jernsberg of Evansville, Wyo.; Mrs. Ole Waldon of Melrose Park, Ill., and one son, Clifford of Casper. All of the children were here for the services.
Surviving are also ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
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