Oliver H. Cornelius

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Date of Birth: 
1897
Date of Death: 
February 20, 1950
Location of Death: 
McAlester, OK
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Circumstances of Death

During a still raid outside McAlester, OK, Special Agent Oliver Holmes Cornelius suffered a fatal heart attack and died at the scene.

Background

Agent Cornelius joined the Bureau of Prohibition on March 16, 1931, and served at offices in Kansa City and St. Louis, MO; Ft. Smith, AR, and Oklahoma City.  He carried badge #420.  Agent Cornelius was a veteran of World War I, having proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1916-1919.  He held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves.

Personal

Agent Cornelius was born in Antlers, OK.  He was survived by his wife, Lillie Pearl.

Last Reviewed August 19, 2015