Cornelia Kortwright

Female 1830 - 1882  (52 years)


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  • Name Cornelia Kortwright 
    Born 1830 
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Oct 1882 
    Age 52 years 
    Person ID I37220  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Family Ancestors Charles A. Clark,   b. 17 Jul 1823, Unadilla, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1901, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Charles Kortwright Clark,   b. 16 Mar 1865, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1928  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    Catherine Kittie Louise Doane  m. 31 Aug 1887
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F13827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, November 2, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - In this village, October 31st, 1882, after a long and painful illness, Cornelia Kortright, wife of Charles A. Clark, aged 52 years. The deceased was born in New York City, but since her marriage, which occurred 24 years since, she has resided in Pulaski. Mrs. Clark was dearly beloved by all her acquaintances, and her husband and only son have the warmest sympathy of the entire community. The funeral will be held from her late residence on Friday of this week at one o'clock.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, November 9, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - October 24th, Mrs. Cornelia K. Clark, aged 52 years. The maiden name of Mrs. Clark was Kortright, and she was born in Manhattanville, New York City, September 1 1 th, 1830. Her father died two months previous to her own birth, so that her rearing and education developed solely upon her mother, a lady of superior ability and culture, whose family had been long time residents in New York City, she having had title deeds that run back more than ninety years. Her parents were members of the Dutch Reformed church of Harlem, and she herself united with the same church by profession when thirteen years of age. Thus early began that Christian culture which developed a strength and completeness of Christian graces, rarely, if ever found, except where the life in youth is given to their growth. She lived with her mother until her marriage with Mr. C. A. Clark, of this village, October 14th, 1858. Since that period she has been a constant resident of this village, winning from the first, the highest esteem and affectionate regard of all her family friends, by that sweetness of temper, that gentleness of manner, that kindness of heart, that thoughtfulness for others feelings and comfort, which seemed spontaneous manifestations, unstudied, unaffected, of a nature originally sensitive and sympathetic, refined by the nest moral and Christian culture. She was most devoted to her duties as a wife and mother, seeking by every means to make home a center of unequalled attractions to her husband and son. And such she made it In the circle of home they found a charm for their evening hours which made it impossible for them to wish to be abroad. There was no household service from which she shrank. Such was her devotion to home, that for the most part of her life, she ministered without help to the loved ones of her household, not from the necessity of circumstances, but because no one could do it as acceptably as she, and because, also, it secured to them the quiet of a home "in whose joys a stranger intermeddieth not " She united by letter with the Congregational Church of this village July 3rd, 1859, her husband uniting at the same time, on profession. Of this church she has been a most devoted member, deeply interested in its welfare, generously aiding and contributing to its advancement and plans of benevolence, exemplary in piety, kind to the poor, making gifts to them while withholding her name, utterly free from all ostentatious display of piety or generosity. She has seemed like a spirit from the world of light with scarce an earth taint, so kind, so gentle, so sensitive and sympathetic, so patient towards all, full of the spirit of charity, excusing faults, forgetting offences, palliating weaknesses, a radiant spirit of peace everywhere. During a long and painful sickness she revealed the most wonderful patience, suppressing the groans of suffering to thank everyone for every little service of kindness rendered her. From the first she seemed to apprehend a fatal issue to her disease but manifested the most tranquil resignation in all, except at first, in the feeling that the dear ones of home to whom she had so devotedly and exclusively ministered still needed her help, love and ministrations. But as the hour of separation approached, her faith in the care of a Heavenly Father grew stronger, until in the most serene trust, to use her own language, she "gave up all to the Heavenly Father."