Joseph Morand Cornelius was a native of California, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:
- He was born in Sonoma County, California to Joseph Cornelius and Josephine Miranda. His father, also named Joseph, was born in North Carolina, USA while Miranda was born in Spain.
- He was 27 years older than his wife Freida C. Eike Cornelius, who is originally from Norway. They lived in Spokane, Washington, USA with their four children.
- He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), which was formed in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on April 26, 1819.
- In the 1880s, he lived in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. He later moved to Spokane where he met Freida while she was working as a maid. He was a harness maker with a shop in Spokane.
- In 1907, he and Freida got married.
- In 1908, Freida gave birth to their son Joseph F. Cornelius.
- In 1917, Freida gave birth to their son Elmer Morand Cornelius.
- In 1918, Freida gave birth to their daughter Eleanor Cornelius.
- In 1919, Freida gave birth to their son Stanley Robert Cornelius.
- In 1926, he died in Spokane at the age of 69.