David W. Cornish

                    Rev. D.W. Cornish Died Monday Morning                    
                   After Illness of Several Weeks Duration                   
Rev. David William Cornish born at Nathan, Ark. Oct. 30, 1862 died at his    
home in Murfreesboro last Monday, Sept. 12th (1927) at 9:00 o'clock A.M.     
being 64 years, 10 months, 12 days old. He was married to Ida Hill by his    
uncle J.A. Cornish at Center Point, Ark. on October 15, 1885. (He) was       
converted during a Methodist revival held by Bro. J.B. Rushing at Nathan in  
the summer of 1886. After some years had passed, Bro. Rushing and Bro.       
Cornish became close friends while they were both pastors of this town.      
After Bro. Cornish's conversion he joined the Baptist Church in his          
community, there beginning his Christian life which has influenced so many.  
Bro. Cornish did not immediately take up the ministerial work after his      
conversion, but 11 years later he took the Cross of the Lord which he so     
nobly bore for the remaining 30 years of his life. He was ordained for the   
ministry at Sweet Home on February 20th, 1898. Bro. C.W. Strickland, Pastor  
of Nashville Church had charge of the ordination. During the earlier years   
of his ministry he pastored the church in his home community, and spent 93   
days building the Sweet Home Baptist Church. Twelve years of his pastorial   
life was spent as pastor of the church at Kirby. In December 1919 he moved   
from his boyhood home to Murfreesboro. Every one knows of his ministerial    
and daily life here, and for several years he was pastor of the Baptist      
Church in this town ...                                                      
Pike County Courier, Volume 39, Number 37, September 16, 1927, page 1,       
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