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Charles Berlin Conner 1889-1912


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/6/2013 at 15:53:48

Charles Conner
Charles Berlin Conner, son of Mrs. L.C. Conner, died at the home of his mother on the west side at 10:45 last week Wednesday morning after an illness running over a period of four months. He was first taken sick with pneumonia, and heart trouble later set in, which was the direct cause of his death. The funeral service was held from the M.E. church Friday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. G.F. Whitfield officiating. Burial was made in the East Side [Oak Hill] cemetery beside the young manís father.

Charles B. Conner was born in Estherville may 25, 1889, and died May 22, 1912. He has lived in Estherville since his birth, excepting one year at Anamosa and another year at Storm Lake. While at Storm Lake he attended Buena Vista College, finishing the business course. When death claimed him he was employed as billing clerk at the Rock Island freight depot.

Early in life he joined the M.E. church at Anamosa and was always a consistent Christian young man. He was honorable, conscientious in the performance of all duties assigned him, and well thought of by his associates. He leaves a mother and one sister to mourn his loss.

The Enterprise joins in extending sympathy to the family in sorrow.

J.H. Johnston of Minneapolis, brother of Mrs. Conner, was here to attend the funeral. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1912)

Death of Charles Connor [Conner]
At the doorway of young manhood Charles Berlin Connor was summoned from this world to meet God. He was born May 25, 1889, in Estherville, Iowa. When 15 years of age he heard the voice of God call him to follow Him. Obedient to that voice he gave his heart to the Master and strove to follow Him in all the walks of life. Just after his conversion he joined the Methodist Episcopal church at Anamosa, Iowa, of which he was a member at the time of his departure. The major portion of his life was spent in Estherville where he is well and favorably known. About eight years ago his father passed on before.
About three months ago he contracted a severe cold which settled on his lungs and developed typhoid-pneumonia. From this he seemed to be getting better, but suddenly last Wednesday, May 22, he passed away quietly trusting his Heavenly Father whom he loved very much. In the home he was a companion and helpmate to his mother. Throughout his sickness he was hopeful of recovery but if called he said he was ready. A devoted and loving mother, with a tender companionable sister mourn his early departure. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1912)

Charley Connor Dead
Charles Connor died at the home of his mother in this city Wednesday afternoon after an illness dating from last December. At that time he was taken down with lagrippe which developed into pneumonia. He partly recovered from this and was able to be out some about three weeks ago. He had a relapse however and his last illness was more than his depleted constitution could stand.

Funeral was held from the home Saturday. (Vindicator & Republican, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1912)

J. H. Johnson came down from Minneapolis Thursday to attend the funeral of his cousin, Charles Connor. He formerly resided here. He is now a chiropractic doctor. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1912)


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