Of the first generation of the Corthell family in America there are records somewhat contradictory. Robert Corthell appears at Hingham, Mass., at the commencement of the eighteenth century. Nothing earlier of him seems to be known. He married Oct. 13, 1708, Deborah, daughter of Benjamin and Deborah Tower, his wife being born in Hingham in February, 1685. Robert Corthell died March 5, 1737-38, aged fifty-two years.
Morison, David; real estate; born, Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1848; son of David and Charlotte C. Bidwell Morison; educated, Cleveland public schools and Oberlin College; in 1877, member of Cleveland City Council, served eight years, pres. during some of this time; in 1887, elected State Senator on Republican Ticket; in 1891, re-elected by a large majority; in 1891, appointed by Mayor Rose as director of Charities and Corrections, under the new Federal plan of Government; pres. The Morison Realty Co.; vice pres. Stark Electric R. R. Co.; director C. A. & M. V. R. R. Co.; vice pres. Superior Dean Realty