Gordon Smith Cornell
13 noviembre , 1934 – 25 enero , 2020
Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and under star, Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar. Eyes that fire and sword have seen And horror in the halls of stone Look at last on meadows green And trees and hills they long have known.
Roads go ever on and on Out from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, Let others follow it who can! Let them a journey new begin, But I at last with weary feet Will turn towards the lighted inn, My evening-rest and sleep to meet. - J.R.R. Tolkien
martes, 28 enero , 2020
Gordon Smith Cornell
17 marzo , 2020
My sister Carolyn and I have been in touch with Gordon (our cousin) for the last year. We knew he was fighting cancer but did not hear from him in a while (we left phone messages). We thought he might be visiting relatives in West Virginia (Charlie Warner) so we did not become concerned until I received correspondence from the Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance on March 5, 2020 regarding his death.
We initially contacted Gordon regarding ancestry (Carolyn) is working on our family history and wanted to get a DNA sample. Carolyn and me, along with our sisters all had the ancestry DNA tests and were amazed at what we discovered. Gordon agreed to be tested but due to his treatment for cancer was unable to get a reading. We were especially interested in getting a male Cornell since we were all females.
We were devastated to find out about his death.
Since we moved to Florida, Gordon told us he would maintain our parent's gravesite, which he did faithfully and for which we are eternally grateful.
If any other family members would like to contact us, we would look forward to hearing from you.
Rest in Peace Gordon, you are fondly remembered.