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Connelly, Anna 1872-1949


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 6/17/2014 at 13:20:33

Oelwein Daily Register, Mon., 8 Aug. 1949. (Condensed from an article about three auto accidents that killed three Clayton County residents.).

Anna Connelly, 78, of Elkader, was killed instantly at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday as she and her brother, P. M. Connelly, 80, a farmer living near Elkader, were returning from church.

The brother was rushed to Mercy hospital here but was discharged this morning, hospital authorities said.

The two had just left church. Their car went out of control near St. Joseph's Catholic church and hit the right curb and then it was thrown across the street and crashed into a tree. The impact broke Miss Connelly's neck.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Elkader, with the Rev. B. N. Skahill officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's cemetery. The remains are now at Oelke Funeral Home.


Added by the contributor 8/30/2017:

Clayton County Register, Thur., 18 Aug. 1949.

Funeral services for Anna Connelly, 78, were held from the Oelke funeral home to St. Joseph's Catholic church at 10:00 Tuesday, August 9. The Rev. B. H. Skahill officiated and burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery.

Miss Connelly died in an auto accident Sunday morning, Aug 7, when the car in which she was riding, driven by her brother, P. M. Connelly, swerved and struck a tree, the impact of the collision breaking Miss Connelly's neck.

Anna Connelly was born May 3, 1872, in Cox Creek township, the third generation on their farm. Her grandfather, a tailor, came here from Boston in 1856. Her father was born in Boston, her mother in Wisconsin.

Miss Connelly lived on the farm all her life. She attended Cox Creek school district No. 7. Since she was a little girl she had acted as housekeeper for her brother, father, and grandfather.

She is survived by her brother, P. M. Connelly.

Pallbearers were: Adolph Elvers, Joe Collins, R. E. McDermott, C. H. Bennett, M. M. Scott, and Virgil Uriell.

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