Thursday, June 02, 2005

William Seborn Cornelius

Here's an interesting picture with my great-grandfather, William Seborn Cornelius. He is sitting in a chair at the far left of the picture and I'm the shirtless little guy standing on the far right. This photo was probably taken in either 1954 or 1955 and the setting is my grandparents' farm near Madrid, Nebraska. Looks like we're eating homegrown watermelon!

My great-grandfather lived in California and came out to visit as his health allowed. He had a long, colorful life and lived almost until the age of 102. He was born in February 1861 (two months before the beginning of the Civil War) and passed away in 1962.

It would be fun to be able to talk with him!