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Lorenzo Dana Cornish

Lorenzo Dana Cornish, American civil engineer. Served as private Company C, 3d New York Volumes, June-October 1898.


  • Cornish, Lorenzo Dana was born on March 30, 1877 in Lee Centre, New York, United States. Son of James Bennett and Frances Emeline (Ward) Cornish.

  • Education

    • C.E., Syracuse University, 1902.


    • 1 son, Eugene Brodhead. Married second, Jeanette Welsh, May 18, 1916. Junior United States civil engineer and superintendent constitution, at Pittsburgh, 1902-1906.

      Assistant engineer International Consulting Board Panama Canal, 1906. Designing engineer Isthmian Canal Commission, 1907-1913. Principal assistant engineer American Red Cross Board Engineers, China, 1914.

      Principal United States engineer, United States Engineer Department, Cincinati, O., 1915-1917. Assistant chief engineer, 1919, became chief engineer, 1928, Division of Waterways, State of Illinois, building Waterways, Lockport to La-Salle.


    Our justification before God is based on faith in Christ alone and not in our ethnicity.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Christians should take seriously their calling as salt and light.


    Served as private Company C, 3d New York Volumes, June-October 1898.


    • Married Mary Elizabeth Brodhead, January 15, 1901 (died 1911).; married second, Jeanette Welsh, May 18, 1916.
    • father: James Bennett Cornish
    • mother: Frances Emeline (Ward) Cornish
    • spouses: Mary Elizabeth Brodhead
    • Jeanette Welsh
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    Born March 30, 1877
    Died May 12, 1934
    (aged 56)