Cornforth, Columbus

Cornforth, Columbus a Baptist minister, was born in Maine in 1833. He was converted at the age of eighteen, received his collegiate education at Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., and his theological at the Rochester Seminary. He was ordained at Smithport, Pennsylvania. During the late civil war he was, for a time, a member of the 42d Pennsylvania Regular Volunteers, and was severely wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Fredericksburg. Subsequently he served as chaplain of the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers till the close of the war, and then became inspector and examiner of the Soldiers' Orphan School of Pennsylvania. In 1879 he removed to Kansas, and died at Clyde, in that state, February 10, 1883. See The Chicago Standard, March 1, 1883. (J.C.S.)

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