On This Day – June 22, 1936
Edward Cornelius (29), mechanic, to-day walked to the gallows with a smile on his face to be hanged for the murder of Rev. Harold Laceby Cecil. When the sheriff asked him if he had anything to say he shook his head and said, “No; I am all right.”
He stood quite steady on the drop until the lever was pulled.
Archbishop Head visited the condemned man yesterday, and spoke with him for more than 10 minutes. Cornelius had breakfast of bacon and eggs, and spent three-quarters of an hour in the company of a chaplain.