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David Monroe O'Connell


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/6/2009 at 04:09:04

David Monroe O'Connell, farmer and lumberman, P.O. Tillinghast, Chippewa county, was born in Waukon, Allamakee county, Iowa, February 18, 1851. His father, James O'Connell, was born in Ireland, and his mother, Philena (Reed) O'Connell, was born in Canada, a daughter of Ezra Reed, a native of Nova Scotia.

David M. attended school in Iowa about three years, and when fourteen years old moved to Eau Galle, Dunn county, where he lived ten years, two of which he spent in school. He then moved to Bloomer township, Chippewa county, and settled on a farm which he bought of George Davis, and here he has remained ever since, engaged in farming in the summer and lumbering in the winter. October 29, 1870, he married Miss Ruth Bulmer, at Freeport, [Winneshiek co.] Iowa. She was born in Michigan July 29, 1850, a daughter of Minor Bulmer, who died in Freeport, Iowa, in 1890. Six children were born to this union: William Monroe, August 20, 1871, at Eau Galle, Dunn county; Albert Minor, June 27, 1873 in Bloomer, Chippewa county; Estella May, December 3, 1877; Ernest Nelson, August 27, 1880; Everett James, September 18, 1882; Ruth Augusta, March 23, 1889. His second marriage was to Mrs. Mary Nora Reed, September 21, 1890, in Bloomer, Chippewa county. She is a daughter of Rev. Thomas Feely, who was born July 19, 1819. Mr. O'Connell is a member of the I.O.O.F. of Bloomer, and the Methodist church. Politically he is a republican.

~Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin; 1891; pg 628


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