The  Indianapolis  Star
May 11, 1923
Page 3
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          Shelbyville--- Mrs. Elizabeth Conner,  75 years old, is dead at her home here from a stroke of apoplexy.  She is survived by the husband,  John Conner;  two daughters,  Mrs. Fred Brown  of Richmond, and  Mrs. Otto Klass  of Indianapolis; two sons,  Gilbert Conner  of Indianapolis and  Herbert Conner  of Hot Springs, Ark.; two sisters,  Mrs. Laura Forkner  of Sheridan and  Mrs. Charles Thompson  of this county.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 19, 1920
Page 1, column 4
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GEORGE  W. CONNOR
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Blue Ridge Citizen Died From Stroke of Apoplexy
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          Mr. George W. Connor, who suffered a stroke of apoplexy at his home in Blue Ridge on last Thursday evening, died at the home of his son,  Rolla Connor  No.16 West Taylor Street, this city.  Mr. Connor was brought to the home of his son early Saturday morning in order that he could have prompt and constant care, he being a widower and lived alone.  Mrs. Connor having died five years ago.
          Mr. Connor was born in this county on February 7, 1852 and lived his entire life of 68 years in this and Rush county.  His sons are  Alva Connor  of Blue Ridge;  Thomas  of Dunkirk, this state;  Walter, who resides in Oregon; Thurman  of Indiana and  Rolla of this city.  His only daughter is  Mrs. Jessie Fox, of Blue Ridge.  Mr. Connor was the last surviving member of a family of three sisters and two brothers.  He was a member of the Christian Union church at Blue Ridge.  The funeral was held in that church this afternoon, the Rev. O. G. McMullen officiating.  The interment was made in the Blue Ridge cemetery in charge of Stewart and Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Theresa Minor


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, July 8, 1915
Page 1, column 5
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MRS. EMILY CONNOR
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Wife Of George Connor, of Blue Ridge,
Died Thursday Morning
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          Mrs. Emily (Baker) Connor, wife of  George Connor, a very highly respected and model Christian lady of Blue Ridge, died at her home Thursday morning at seven o'clock, at the age of sixty-one years, of a complication of diseases from which she had been a sufferer for several months.
          She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, six children:  William Connor, of Oregon;  Alva  and  Sherman Connor, at home;  Rollie  and  Thomas Connor, of Blue Ridge, and  Mrs. Jesse Fox, of Blue Ridge.
          Mrs. Connor had always been a member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church, from which place the funeral will take place Sunday morning at ten o'clock, and the burial will be in the Blue Ridge Cemetery.  Rev. Jacob Smith will officiate.
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Blue Ridge Cemetery, Liberty Township
Emily F. Connor 1854 - 1915
George W. Connor 1862 - 1920
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Submitted by Barb Huff  for Theresa Minor


The  Indianapolis  Star
May 6, 1915
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         SHELBYVILLE -- Mrs. John Conner, 54, is dead near Waldron.  Her husband, sister and two brothers survive her.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, February 11, 1915
Page 1, column 2
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JACOB  CONNER  HAS  PASSED  AWAY
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Well Known Resident Victim of Paralysis
At Home In West Mechanic Street
Had Been Sick Eight Weeks
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          Jacob Conner, aged fifty-eight years, for fourteen years a resident of this city, died at nine o'clock this morning at his home in West Mechanic Street.  His death was caused by paralysis, he being stricken at three thirty o'clock Monday morning and again at ten o'clock the same morning.  For the last eight weeks he has been sick, suffering from heart trouble, but it was expected that he would recover.
          Mr. Conner was born in this county and had spent practically all his life here.  Until he removed to this city Mr. Conner followed the occupation of a farmer in the Bengal neighborhood.
          He is survived by his wife, one son, Wilford, of Detroit; three brothers, Hiram  and  John, of this city, and  George of Marietta; four sisters, Mrs. George Sandefur, of Bengal;  Mrs. James Sandefur, of Franklin;  Mrs. John Emmons, of Marietta, and  Mrs. Eliza McKinney, of Marietta.
          It is requested that no flowers be sent.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, December 12, 1893
Page 1, column 5
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          Mrs. Mary Conner  died at the old family residence in Jackson township, on December 11th, of la grippe, aged seventy-six years.  The funeral will be from the Blue River Baptist Church at ten o'clock a.m. Wednesday, December 13th, by Rev. Randolph.  Interment in the Conover Cemetery.  Five sons and four daughters mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 28, 1893
[WEEKLY]
Page 1, column 2
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BLUE RIVER, December 19, 1893--
          The funeral of  Mrs. Mary Conner  of this place last Wednesday, was attended by a large concourse of people, and Rev. J. Randolph's effort was an appropriate tribute to her life.  The interior of the church was draped in an appropriate and artistic manner, which spoke in no uncertain tone of the high esteem and regard our citizens had for her.
          She was a native of Pennsylvania, being the daughter of  Jacob and Elizabeth *Baughman, and came to Shelby County, Indiana, after a short residence in Ohio, about fifty-nine years ago, and lived at the same homestead incessantly.  She was one of the chartered members of the Separate Baptist Church here, and her confidence in the religion of her Saviour was unfaltering, and in her declining days the neighbors often gathered around her hearthstone and held seasons of prayer and praise.  Her ministrations to the sick and afflicted, with acts of charity to all, will never be forgotten by those who knew her.  But she has left the cares, sorrows, pains and sufferings of earth, and no doubt her spirit has joined the happy thong above, in--
The glorious and of pure delight
        Where walk the ransomed clothed in white
There we can join this mother dear
        If we only do God's will while here
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*SHELBY COUNTY MARRIAGES
Abner Connor  &  Mary Ann Doughman
February 28, 1837
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, October 1, 1889
Page 1, column 4
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DEATH  OF  ABNER  CONNOR
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          In loving rememberance of  Abner Connor, who died at his home in Jackson township, Wednesday, September 25th, 1889.  The funeral services were held at Blue River Separate Baptist Church, at eleven o'clock Friday, September 27th, 1889, Rev. B. Whittington officiating.  The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings by friends were appropriate and beautiful.  The minister read the following obituary of his life:
          "Abner Connor was born January 27th, 1804, and departed this life September 25th, 1889.  He was born in Dearborn County, Indiana, and emigrated with his parents to Shelby county when about seventeen years old.  Here he enlisted in clearing the forests and developing a home from the wilderness, which place marked his residence to the day of his death.  Growing up as he did in a day of few educational advantages, his education was limited.
          He remained at home until his parents died, being then cast out into the world to fight its battles alone.  He made farming his life profession, and was united in marriage with  Miss Mary A. Doughman  February 28, 1837, who still survives him.  This union was blessed with ten children, six boys and four girls, and nine of them survive him.
          Father Connor made a profession of religion over twenty one years ago, and was one of the chartered members of Blue River Church, thereby assisting to erect the church he was a member of the day of his death.  He was a kind and affectionate husband, a loving and indulgent father.  His life was exuberant with Christian graces, ever ready to give testimony to the religion that sustained him in death.  For almost five weeks he suffered untold agony, yet through all his suffering his tongue was employed in talking of that heavenly country where the saints die no more and of his trust in Him who spake as never man spake.  He died with a heavenly smile on his face and a finger pointed upwards to the skies, and as that smile was wafted heavenward it was met with the smile of Jesus, who conducted him through the "everlasting gates" into the city where the "inhabitants shall not say, I am sick."
Oh, father, dear, a short farewell,
        Till we shall meet again above,
Where angels rove and love to dwell
        And trees of life bear fruits of love
[Buried Conover Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 6 1886
Page 2 column 6
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Cynthiana, April 6, 1886
          Uncle Thomas Conner is visiting his brother, William Conner, near this place.
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DIED-On the 6th inst., William Conner, in Orange Township, Rush County, in the seventy-ninth year of his age.  The funeral will take place Wednesday at 11 o'clock, Rev. John Reece officiating.  D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
[Buried Blue Ridge Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 27, 1886
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Special Correspondence of the Democrat.  [Part of a larger article.]
          Died, on the 16th inst., infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. George Conner,  was interred on the 17th. Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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