Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874

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Born 1807 in New Britain, N.Y., Cornell helped organize the Western Union Telegraph Co. and was a founder of Cornell University. Died 1874.

From the description of Selected letters to Ezra Cornell pertaining to the Russian Extension Company in the Ezra Cornell papers [microform], 1864-1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42067275

Telegraph magnate, philanthropist.

From the description of Letter to F. Allen, 1868 April 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122535706

Farmer, businessman, and philanthropist; founder of Cornell University.

From the description of Ezra Cornell land grant documents, 1863-1866. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64052344

Ezra Cornell was born on January 11, 1807 at Westchester Landing in the town and county of Westchester, New York. His parents, Elijah and Eunice, were members of the Society of Friends, and Ezra and his ten younger siblings were raised as Quakers. During his childhood, Cornell lived in Westchester, Tarrytown, and Westfarms in Winchester County, and in English Neighborhood, Bergen County, before the family settled in DeRuyter, New York. Opportunities for formal education were limited. From the age of thirteen to seventeen Cornell attended school three months each winter.

From the time he was six years old, Cornell helped in whatever way he could in his father's pottery business. At age twelve, he began to work on the family farm in DeRuyter, and at seventeen learned carpentry skills when his father erected a new building for the pottery. In 1825 Cornell constructed a two story house for his parents and family.

Cornell left home in the spring of 1826. He found work in Syracuse as a journeyman carpenter. He helped build sawmills and worked as a contractor getting out timber for shipment by canal. From Syracuse he moved on to Homer, New York where he worked in a shop that produced wool-carding machinery. In his free time, he studied mechanics handbooks.

In the spring of 1828 Cornell arrived in Ithaca, the town he would make his permanent home. He first found work as a carpenter, before being hired as a mechanic by Otis Eddy to work at his cotton mill on Cascadilla Creek. On Eddy's recommendation, Jeremiah S. Beebe then hired Cornell to repair and overhaul his plaster and flour mills on Fall Creek. During Cornell's long association with Beebe he designed and built a tunnel for a new mill race on Fall Creek, a stone dam on Fall Creek (forming Beebe lake) and a new flour mill. By 1832, he was in charge of all Beebe's concerns at Fall Creek.

Ezra Cornell married Mary Ann Wood on March 19, 1831. He bargained with Beebe for a building lot and acreage for a garden and orchard at Fall Creek where he built a one and a half story frame house. In this house, the Nook, Cornell and Mary Ann began housekeeping in the summer of 1831. The Nook remained their home for more than twenty years and nine children were born there. Of these, three sons died in infancy and the eldest daughter died at fifteen. Three sons and two daughters were raised to adulthood.

In the 1830's, Ezra Cornell also became active in local politics and speculated in real estate. As Ithaca's prosperity began to decline in the late 1830's, Beebe and other prominent Ithaca businessmen decided to send a representative to New York City and New England to lay before capitalists and manufacturers the advantages of Ithaca as a manufacturing site, particularly for cotton and woolen mills. A firm believer in Ithaca's potential as center for trade and industry, Cornell made the trips East representing Ithaca in 1840 and 1841.

When Beebe sold his milling concerns in 1839 and 1840, Cornell left his employment and turned to farming. He had an interest in sheep raising and in agricultural experimentation. After several years of farming Cornell looked to other ways to make a living. In 1842 he purchased the patent for the states of Maine and Georgia for Barnaby and Mooers side hill plow. He hoped to make a profit by selling the patent rights county by county to machinists or merchants who would manufacture and sell the plows locally. In the spring of 1842 he left for Maine. After several months of traveling and selling in Maine, Cornell returned to Ithaca for a brief visit before leaving for Georgia in January of 1843. Cornell did not meet with a great deal of success in this business, but made the most of his travels as he passed (often on foot) throughout the counties of Maine and Georgia. He recorded keen observations of the land, the people, and the industries.

Through his meeting with F.O.J. Smith, editor of the Maine Farmer, Cornell became associated with the infant telegraph industry. Following the appropriation by the U.S. Congress of $30,000 for the laying of a test telegraph cable between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Smith had taken a contract from the inventor, Samuel F. B. Morse, to lay the lead pipe which enclosed the telegraph wires. In the summer of 1843, on his second trip to Maine, Cornell visited Smith's office and found him struggling to design a machine to lay the cable underground. At Smith's request, Cornell created a machine that would both dig the trench and lay the cable. Samuel F. B. Morse came to Maine for a demonstration of the machine. He approved of it and Cornell was hired to lay the cable for the test line. Although it was eventually decided to string the cable on poles, this introduction to the telegraph convinced Cornell of the value and potential of the technology referred to as "lightning." His belief in its success led to decades of involvement in the industry. As construction foreman, operator, promoter, superintendent, builder, owner, and stockholder Cornell helped the telegraph expand from the eastern seaboard into the midwest.

Reinvestment of all earnings and endless work and travel kept Cornell on the verge of poverty and exhaustion for years, but his belief in the telegraph was steadfast. With the consolidation of lines into the Western Union Company in 1855, Cornell was in a position to appreciate profit. At the age of forty-nine, he decided to withdraw from further telegraph line building and active management, but his faith in the success of the telegraph continued and he held on to the Western Union stock from which his fortune would come. For years he was the largest stockholder of the Western Union Company.

Returning to Ithaca, Ezra Cornell again became actively involved in farming and politics. In 1857 he purchased a farm of about 300 acres adjoining the village of Ithaca. He moved his family there and named the farm Forest Park. He planted orchards, conducted agricultural experiments, and raised shorthorn cattle and sheep. He was an active member of the New York State Agricultural Society, and as President of this organization attended the International Exposition in London. Cornell and his wife also made an extensive tour of England, Scotland, Wales and Europe. He was elected to the New York State Legislature in 1862 and served six years, two on the Assembly and four years as Senator. His greatest concerns in the Legislature were agriculture and education.

Ezra Cornell's increasing fortune and determination to put the money to some good use led him to various acts of philanthropy. He established the Cornell Public Library, which opened in Ithaca in 1866. His interest in public education and acquaintance with Andrew Dickson White focused his philanthropy on education and led to the establishment of Cornell University, which opened to students in 1868. Cornell applied the same commitment and determination that had led to his success in the telegraph industry to the planning of the University. From his active involvement in the use of the college land scrip available through the Morrill Act to the design of the campus buildings, Cornell never ceased his efforts to create a great university.

  • 1807, January 11: Born, Westchester Landing, son of Elijah and Eunice Cornell.
  • 1819: Family relocates to DeRuyter. Elijah Cornell operates pottery.
  • 1824: Elijah has new pottery building constructed. Ezra Cornell learns the carpenter's trade.
  • 1826: Leaves home for Syracuse where he finds work building sawmills and as contractor for getting out timber for shipment by canal. Moves on to Homer to work in shop making wool-carding machinery. Studies mechanics handbooks.
  • 1828: Arrives in Ithaca where he finds work as a carpenter and then as a mechanic for Otis Eddy cotton mill on Cascadilla Creek.
  • 1829: Begins working for Jeremiah S. Beebe overhauling and repairing plaster mill on Fall Creek. Other industries on Fall Creek at this time included paper and flouring mills, a machine shop, and establishments for making chairs, iron castings and plows.
  • 1830 - 1831 : Plans and supervises construction of Fall Creek tunnel for a new mill race.
  • 1831: Marries Mary Ann Wood. Builds the Nook at Fall Creek and begins housekeeping.
  • 1832: First child, Alonzo B. Cornell born. Cornell takes charge of Beebe's concerns at Fall Creek.
  • 1833: Second child, Charles Carrol Cornell born. Cornell working for Beebe and speculating in real estate.
  • 1835: Elizabeth Percival Cornell born.
  • 1837 - 38 : Builds new mill for Beebe and constructs stone dam on Fall Creek (forming Beebe lake). Cornell is active in local politics and is delegate to Tompkins County convention of the Whig Party. Charles Carrol Cornell dies. Son Franklin Cuthbert Cornell born.
  • 1839 - 1840 : Beebe sells mill properties on Fall Creek, Cornell leaves his employment and turns to farming. Son Charles Carrol Cornell (second child with this name) born.
  • 1841: Ithaca's prosperity declining. Beebe, Speed, and others decide to send a representative to New York City and New England to lay before capitalists and manufacturers the advantages of Ithaca as a manufacturing site, particularly for cotton and woolen mills. Cornell makes two trips representing Ithaca. Charles Carrol Cornell dies.
  • 1842: Purchases patent rights to Barnaby and Mooers side hill plow for the states of Maine and Georgia. Travels to Maine planning on selling the patent rights county by county to machinists or merchants who would manufacture and sell locally. Meets F.O.J. Smith, publisher of the Maine Farmer. Son Oliver Hazard Perry Cornell born.
  • 1843: Travels to Georgia. Does much traveling on foot, 40 miles a day.
  • 1843, July: Returns to Maine, meets with F.O.J Smith and learns of need for pipe-laying and trench digging machine to be used for the laying a test line of telegraph from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. Cornell designs the needed machine.
  • 1843, August: Samuel F. B. Morse goes to Maine for demonstration of pipe-layer and approves the design.
  • 1843, October: Goes to Baltimore and Washington to begin work on laying the telegraph line. Spends winter evenings in Washington studying works on electricity and magnetism.
  • 1844, May: Test line in operation between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Cornell presents telegraph exhibitions in Boston and New York during the summer and autumn.
  • 1845: Magnetic Telegraph Company organized for the extension of the telegraph from Baltimore to Philadelphia and New York.
  • 1845 - 46 : New York, Albany & Buffalo Telegraph Company has line built from New York to Buffalo, Cornell erects portion of line between New York and Albany.
  • 1846: Telegraph industry expands as incorporated companies form under which lines are extended form New York to Boston, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, and with in the next three years to nearly every important town in the United States and Canada.
  • 1846, October - 1847, January : Employed as the Superintendent of the New York, Albany & Buffalo Magnetic Telegraph Company. Submits resignation to Theodore Faxton in January.
  • 1847, November: Sick with typhus, Daughter Mary Emily Cornell born.
  • 1847: Erects line of telegraph from Troy through Vermont to Montreal, under contract with the Troy & Canada Junction Telegraph Company. Cornell produces an assignment from Smith making him and J.J. Speed sole agents for the Morse Patent in the five western states. Organizes the Erie & Michigan Telegraph Company to provide a line of telegraph between Buffalo and Milwaukee, by way of Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago.
  • 1848: Erie & Michigan line completed. Cornell organizes the New York & Erie Telegraph Company for the purpose of building a line of telegraph from New York to Dunkirk through the southern tier of counties of New York.
  • 1849: New York and Erie line completed. Son Ezra Clayton Cornell born. Daughter Elizabeth Percival Cornell dies.
  • 1851: New York & Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company started by Hiram Sibley and Judge Samuel L. Selden. Cornell's son Ezra Clayton Cornell dies.
  • 1852: New York & Erie Telegraph Company fails, Cornell buys it back and renames it the New York & Western Union Telegraph Company. Cornell works as Superintendent of the company. Daughter Emma Pettit Cornell born. Cornell family leaves the Nook and moves into the village of Ithaca.
  • 1855 - 1856 : Has accident and severely injures his arm. Cornell meets with Sibley and associates and joins his interests with theirs. Western Union Telegraph Company is formed.
  • 1856: Goes to Pittsburgh as New York State delegate to the first Republican National Convention.
  • 1857: Purchases farm of about 300 acres, adjoining the village of Ithaca. Moves family there and names farm "Forest Park." Plants orchard, conducts agricultural experiments, and raises short horn cattle, and sheep. Organizes Ithaca Farmers' Club.
  • 1860: Visits oil wells in Titusville, involved in telegraph business, coal oil business, and the New York State Agricultural Society.
  • 1861, October 24: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph.
  • 1861: At home in Ithaca, involved in the Tompkins County Agricultural Society, The Farmers Club, raising sheep and cattle and collecting agricultural statistics. Travels to Washington and attends Lincoln's inauguration.
  • 1862, July 3: Morrill Act passed.
  • 1862: Elected to the New York State Assembly. Also elected president of the New York State Agricultural Society. Attends the Great International Exposition at London and travels extensively through England, Scotland, and Wales as well as through France, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, and Austria.
  • 1863: Serves second year in New York State Assembly. Construction of Cornell Library underway. Nominated and elected State Senator.
  • 1865, February: Andrew Dickson White introduces bill in the Senate to establish the Cornell University and to appropriate to it the income of the sale of public lands granted to New York State.
  • 1865, April: Cornell University Bill formally passed in the Assembly and Senate.
  • 1866: Takes trip to Wisconsin to locate lands. Involved in University.
  • 1866, December 20: Dedication of the Cornell Public Library Building.
  • 1867: Cornell declines reelection to State Senate, after four years as State Senator representing Broome, Tioga, and Tompkins counties.
  • 1868: Cornell University opens for the reception of students.
  • 1869, Spring: Construction starts on Cornell villa. Cornell moves downtown to the corner of Tioga and Seneca.
  • 1869 - 1873 : Cornell involved in photo-lithography business, Albany Agricultural Work, development of the University and western lands.
  • 1874, December 9: Death of Ezra Cornell.

From the guide to the Ezra Cornell papers, (bulk), 1746-1888, 1844-1870, (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

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referencedIn Andrew Dickson White papers, 1832-1919 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn New York (State). Comptroller's Office. Land Tax Bureau. Resolution, agreements, and purchase list of the sale of college land scrip, 1864-1870. New York State Archives
referencedIn McDonald, James M. James M. McDonald "Ezra Cornell" statue, 1982. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Edwin B. Morgan papers, 1840-1888. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Wales, Salem Howe, 1825-1902. Papers, 1837-1908. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Case family. Case family papers, 1867-1933. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Smith, Francis O.J. (Francis Osmond Jonathan), 1806-1876. Francis O.J. Smith correspondence, 1828-1870. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Albany Agricultural Works. Albany Agricultural Works envelope, 1870. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Putnam, Henry Cleveland, 1832-1912. Henry C. Putnam papers, 1858-1912. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Reed, H. Clifford. Cascadilla : a chronicle of its first six years, 1869. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Bartlett, William W., 1861-1933. Papers, 1821-1934, 1944-1962. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn [Gage biographies]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Dorf, Philip. Philip Dorf papers, 1952-1977. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornell Public Library (Ithaca, N.Y.),. Cornell Public Library manuscript collections, 1818-1905, 1818-1887 (bulk). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874. Letter to F. Allen, 1868 April 23. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Edwards, Walter W. Walter W. Edwards collection of Ezra Cornell memorabilia, 1870-1940. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Wales, Salem Howe, 1825-1902. Papers, 1837-1908. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914. Vinnie Ream and Richard Leveridge Hoxie papers, 1853-1937 (bulk 1853-1914). Library of Congress
referencedIn Miscall, Leonard, 1897-1980. Leonard Miscall interviews, 1978-1979. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Manuscript collections, 1818-1905, 1818-1887 (bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Read, John Meredith, 1837-1896. John Meredith Read correspondence, 1865-1884. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn O'Reilly, Henry, 1806-1886. Papers, 1832-1873. 1844-1860 (bulk). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Speed family. Speed family papers, 1804-1912. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Andrew Dickson White papers, 1832-1919 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Delta Phi Fraternity. Pi Chapter. Delta Phi Fraternity records, 1917-1980. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Bartlett, William Warren, 1861-1933. William W. Bartlett papers, 1821-1934, 1944-1962. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, McIntyre Library
referencedIn Andrew Dickson White lectures, 1861-1912 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Cornell, Benjamin, 1811-1842. Benjamin Cornell family letters, 1835-1876. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Campbell, Samuel, fl. 1869-1871. Letters to Samuel Campbell, 1869-1871. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Hu, Shi, 1891-1962. Hu Shih papers, 1915-1990. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornell University. Office of Investments. Cornell University Office of Investments records, [ca.1865]-1943. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Samuel Finley Breese Morse Papers, 1793-1944, (bulk 1807-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Behringer, George Frederick, 1846-1909. George Frederick Behringer papers, [ca.1868-1909]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Morgan, Edwin Barber. Edwin B. Morgan papers, 1840-1888. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Cornell University museum items, [ca. 1869-1992] Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Corwith, Howard P. Telegraphy miscellany, 1914-1961. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904. Alonzo B. Cornell papers, 1830-1904. Cornell University Library
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel Joseph May diary, 1865. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874. Ezra Cornell land grant documents, 1863-1866. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wade, Ellen Garretson, 1859-1917. The Jeptha Homer Wade family papers, 1771-1957 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn McDonald, James M. James M. McDonald "Ezra Cornell" statue, 1982. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Vinnie Ream and R. L. Hoxie Papers, 1853-1937, (bulk 1853-1914) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Ezra Cornell papers, (bulk), 1746-1888, 1844-1870 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Cornell University. Cornell University museum items, [ca. 1869-1992]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornell University. Aggregated Cornell photographs, [ca. 1868-1986]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Francis O.J. Smith correspondence, 1828-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Elias W. Cady papers, 1801-1857. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904. Letters for Ezra Cornell memorial volume, 1887-1888. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Hassell, Cushing Biggs, 1808-1880. Papers, 1814-1926. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Caton, John Dean, 1812-1895. John Dean Caton papers, 1826-1947 (bulk 1826-1895). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hall, James, 1811-1898. Papers, 1830-1930. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Diven family. Diven family papers, 1828-1940. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Proceedings at the laying of the corner stone of the Sage College of the Cornell University, May 15, 1873 : to which is added a report to the Trustees of the Cornell University on the establishment of said college. Cornell University Library
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel J. May diary, 1869. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Wright, Charles R. Charles R. Wright papers, [ca.1848]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wade, Ellen Garretson, 1859-1917. The Jeptha Homer Wade family papers, 1771-1957. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874. Ezra Cornell papers, 1746-1888, 1844-1870 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Diven family papers, 1828-1940. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Becker, Carl L. (Carl Lotus), 1873-1945. Carl Becker papers, 1898-1956. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Edwin D. Morgan Letters, 1839-1880 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Cornell University. Cornell University western lands records, 1859-1932. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Sage Hall cornerstone box, 1873-1997. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874. Selected letters to Ezra Cornell pertaining to the Russian Extension Company in the Ezra Cornell papers [microform], 1864-1867. Washington Library Network
referencedIn Mitchell and Barnes families papers, 1791-1933. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Cornell western lands papers [microform], 1859-1926. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Franklin Cuthbert Cornell papers, 1857-1938. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. David Starr Jordan items, 1872, 1907, 1921. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Morgan, Edwin D. (Edwin Denison), 1811-1883. Papers, 1830-1872. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Cornell, Franklin Cuthbert. Franklin Cuthbert Cornell family papers, 1857-1938. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Andrew Dickson White papers, 1832-1919 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Cady, Elias W., b. 1792. Elias W. Cady papers, 1801-1857. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Hull, Charles Henry, b. 1864. Charles Henry Hull papers, 1850-1945. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Smith, Alpheus W. (Alpheus Waldo), 1898-1977. Alpheus W. Smith papers, [ca.1915-1947]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Luhrs, Henry E. (Henry Ernst), 1901-1962,. Cornell University autograph and memorabilia collection, 1870-1952. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Mitchell family. Mitchell and Barnes families papers, 1791-1933. Cornell University Library
referencedIn John Dean Caton Papers, 1826-1947, (bulk 1826-1895) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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