Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
CORNELL, William W., manufacturer, born on Long Island 1 January, 1823" died at Fort Washington, New York City, 17 March, 1870. He established an extensive business as an iron-founder in New York City, was a liberal giver to benevolent objects, especially for the erection of churches for the Methodist denominations, and founded Cornell College at Mount Vernon, Iowa.--His brother, John Black, inventor, born about 1825 ; died in New York, 26 October, 1887. In 1847, after serving an apprenticeship of six years, he entered business with his brother, W. W. Cornell, at first employing only one man and a boy. On 12 September, 1854, J. born Cornell patented an improved method of uniting the sheet-metal slats of revolving shutters for store-fronts, and in 1856 a new plaster-supporting metallic surface for fire-proof partitions; and these inventions gave a great impetus to the use of iron for building. The works of the Messrs. Cornell are now among .the largest in the country, and they have erected many iron fire-proof buildings, including that of the New York Stock Exchange.
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate The Congressional Evolution of the United States of America discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here