Portrait of T. R. Cornelius


Portrait of T. R. Cornelius


Portrait of Thomas R. Cornelius, son of early Oregon pioneer Benjamin Cornelius. Born in Missouri in 1827, he travelled with his family on the Oregon Trail in 1845. He became a colonel during the course of his service in the Oregon Volunteers during the Indian Wars of the 1840s and 1850s. After the war he served in the Oregon State legislature and became a successful farmer and businessman. In 1872, the town of Cornelius was founded and named after him. He lived there with his family; in 1850 he married Florintine Wilkes, and after she died in 1864 he married Missouri Smith in 1866. He had six children, and lived the rest of his life in Cornelius, dying there in 1899.
Col. T. R. Cornelius

Date Created

circa 1860s-1870s


albumen prints






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