from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, April 21, 1932 – page 7, column 4:
Columbus C. Cornett
Columbus C. Cornett, aged 78 years, died at his home at Jacksonville, Saturday afternoon. He had been in failing health for some time but had been confined only about two weeks. He was born near Clayton and has lived in this community his entire life. March 4, 1875, he was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Maddox. They had two daughters and one son, the only now living is Mrs. Clarence Woskum. Others who survive are the widow, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Clayton Baptist church, but after moving near Cherry Grove church he attended services there, and the funeral, which was held at the home was conducted by the pastor of that church. Burial was in the Clayotn cemetery. Mrs. Cornett, who has also been seriously ill, is better.