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Corneau, William B.

Born: 1823-01-23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died: 1902-01-29 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: Springfield, Illinois

Corneau married Virginia E. Reed in 1847 and was a merchant in Springfield. In 1849, he opened a dry goods store, Corneau & Irwin, on the public square. Corneau was a prominent Democrat and in 1860, was the treasurer of the Great Western Railroad Company. In 1860, he owned $1,000 worth of real estate.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 31 September 1847, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 87; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 135; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 14 September 1849, 3:1; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 19 April 1861, 3:3; Illinois State Register (Springfield), 30 January 1902, 5:5; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.