Edna Brady Cornwell

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Edna Brady Cornwell
Born (1868-05-26)May 26, 1868
Romney, West Virginia
Died December 1, 1958(1958-12-01) (aged 90)
Romney, West Virginia
Nationality American
Known for First lady of West Virginia, 1917-1921

Edna Brady Cornwell (1868–1958) was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia John J. Cornwell and served as that state's First Lady, 1917-1921. She was born May 26, 1868, at Romney, West Virginia. In 1891 she married John J. Cornwell, publisher of the Hampshire Review. As first lady, she hosted social gatherings and participated in Charleston civic affairs. After leaving office, the Cornwells returned to Romney, West Virginia. After Gov. Cornwell died in 1953, Edna Cornwell continued as publisher of the Hampshire Review until her death on December 1, 1958.[1]


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
South Carolina "Carrie" Bronson Hatfield
First Lady of West Virginia
1917 – 1921
Succeeded by
Alma Bennett Morgan