My husband's middle name is Corneille. It was his mother's maiden name. She was the fifth of six children born to James Edward Corneille in Riverdale, New York in 1921.Her father was a stock broker by trade and a classically schooled musician with a degree in pedagogy.Having lost his job in the stock market crash of 1929,his sole means of support during the Depression was as an organist/choir master at an Episcopal church in New Jersey.
If I learn more, I'll add it in the future. Siblings names are Alice Cardozo (still living in Washington, DC), Walter (deceased), Jim (was a merchant sea captain - deceased), Virginia Wade (deceased),Nancy Upchurch (still living in Arizona), and Richard “Dick” (deceased).