Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Simon Cornwell (1931)

Manassas Journal
March 12, 1931


The funeral of Simon Cornwell, aged 23, who met his death in an auto accident on the Baltimore Boulevard Tuesday night, will take place tomorrow at the Woodbine church.

Mr. Cornwell is the son of Mr. Ep Cornwell, who formerly ran the Manassas Ice Plant, but who now resides in Washington.  Young Cornwell was operating a private taxicab.

It is stated that Mr. Cornwell dozed while at the wheel, thus meeting his death in a resultant collision.

The Evening Star (Washington, DC)
March 10, 1931


Pair Identified as Silas Cornwell and Norman Pulliam in Hospital--Quiz Started

Baltimore, Md., March 10--Two Washingtonians were seriously injured today when a taxicab in which they were riding was in a collision with a touring car on the Belair road near Kingsville, Md.

When extricated from the wrecked taxicab by State Policeman George Fauth and several motorists, the two men were unconscious.  Patrolman Fauth rendered first aid to the victims of the crash pending the arrival of the Cockeysville ambulance.

The injured were taken to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where they were tentatively identified as Norman Pulliam and Silas Cornwell, both of Washington.  Cards in Cornwell's pocket indicated that he was licensed to operate a taxi.  Physicians said that Cornwell had a probable fractured skull and Pulliam was believed to have been injured internally.

Police later learned that Cornwell lives at 337 C street northwest.  Pulliam is said to live at 1919 Calvert street northwest.  They are believed to have been returning from Philadelphia when the crash occurred. 

State police began an investigation of the accident.

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