An American Family History

Cornelius Edward Walsh


Cornelius Edward Walsh was born April 30, 1882 (WWI draft card) in Carriganima, Ireland (naturalization). or April 24. 1885 (WWII draft card and naturalization certificate). According to the 1940 census he had completed high school. he was 6" 1" and 216 pounds. He had dark brown hair and brown eyes.

He immigrated to the United States in 1907. He came on the vessel Teutonic and arrived in New York about May 1, 1907. At first he lived at the Seattle Athletic Club.

He was an Olympic athlete who took a bronze medal  in the hammer throw at the 1908 games.

He married Nannett K. Nannett was born about 1881 in New York.

At the time of the 1920 census he lived in Seattle, King County, Washington. He lived at 1514 Queen Anne Avenue. He was a policeman.

He married Ada E. on June 29, 1922 in King County, Washington. Ada was born June 10, 1883 in Oregon. In 1920, 35 year old Ada was divorced and living in a boarding house at 509 3rd Avenue. she was a store proprietor. She had been married before to George W. Bishop. Ada first appeared with Con in the 1925 Seattle city directory. In 1925 she was a sales person at Rasmussen's Inc.

At the time of the 1930 census he was still in Seattle. He lived at 1520 24th. He gave his birthplace as "Irish Free State." He was still a policeman.

In 1940 he and Ada were still in Seattle. He was a naturalized citizen. He was still working as a policeman. Ada was a sales person in an apparel shop. They were at 2344 Franklin Avenue and owned their home.

Cornelius E. Walsh was buried at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King's County, Washington. Section G, Lot 1218, Site 6. He was buried on December 9, 1961. He was buried with Ada E. who died March 7, 1967 and was buried March 11, 1967.



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