A Farewell to Victor
Victor L. Cornell, the last surviving orphan train rider featured in our film, has died.
Cornell, of Moscow, Idaho, was 95. He died Jan. 29, 2017.
Vic was little brother to Stanley Cornell, who died just four month earlier at age 96.
The two endured together the loss of their mother and their subsequent placement in an orphanage. They were sent on an orphan train, and were sent back from several homes before finding a happy childhood with J.L. and Ethel Deger of Wellington, Texas.