Biography of Cornelius Maloney
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

CORNELIUS MALONEY has been an active member of the Cleveland bar for over twenty years. Nearly all his life has been spent in Ohio, and in the paternal line his ancestors for several generations back bore the christian name of Cornelius. Mr. Maloney has his offices in the Williamson Building.

He was born at Elmira, New York, October 3, 1878, son of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Glynn) Maloney. The Maloney family came to America about 1811. One of the ancestors of the Cleveland attorney was Cornelius Maloney of County Clare, Ireland, who married Eleanor Cecil, a niece of the Earl of Kildare. Their son, Cornelius, married Martha Fitzgerald, of County Clare. A son of this couple was Cornelius Maloney of County Clare, who married Inez Welsh. They were the grandparents of the Cleveland lawyer, and were early settlers in New York State. Cornelius Maloney, son of Cornelius and Inez (Walsh) Maloney, was born at Oswego, New York, and took up the business of railroading. He married Elizabeth Glynn, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, daughter of James Glynn. She came to this country when a young lady with relatives. Cornelius Maloney, the railroad man, moved to Ohio in 1879, locating at Kent in Portage County, as headquarters for his work in the maintenance of way department of the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railway, now part of the Pennsylvania System. He died at Akron in 1896, and his wife, in 1899. They were parents of three sons, Thomas, Charles and Cornelius. Charles died at West Point Military Academy in 1889.

Their son Cornelius Maloney was about a year old when his parents came to Ohio. He attended high school at Kent, Ohio, spent four years in Buchtel College, now Akron University, and for three years was a student of law in Western Reserve University at Cleveland. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in Tune. 1901, and immediately engaged in private practice at Cleveland. Mr. Maloney has been active in republican politics. He served as chairman of the campaign committee of the League of Republican Clubs of Cuyahoga County in 1912-1915. In 1913-1915 he was a member of the Cuyahoga County Republican Executive Committee. During the World war Mr. Maloney was a member of the legal advisory board in the Twentieth Ward. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, and from 1892 to 1897 was a member of the Eighth Ohio Regiment, known as McKinley's Own, of the Ohio National Guard. He is a member of Gilmore Council, Knights of Columbus. He and his family are communicants of St. Agnes Catholic Church.

April 22, 1901, Mr. Maloney married Miss Grace Evelyn True, daughter of Alfred and Sadie (Adams) True. Her mother was a decendant of the Massachusetts family of Adams which gave two presidents to the United States. Her ancestors on both sides served under General Washington in the Revolutionary war. Mrs. Maloney was born at Canton, Ohio. She is the mother of five children: Cornelius, Jr., Eleanor, Lawrence, Isabell and Thomas.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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