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Charles Connors 1855-1895


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/17/2014 at 21:56:00

Charles Connors died at the Emmet House last Friday and was buried Monday. He was a young man and a brakeman on the Burlington road. He had no relatives or acquaintances in this place and nobody knew where his home was. It is said, it has been learned, that he had a sister living in Chicago. He had been sick only a little over a week and died from an attack of pneumonia. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, November 7, 1895)

Chas. Connors, a railroad brakeman, died at his boarding place in this city Friday evening, the 22nd inst., of pneumonia. He had been at work for the B.C.R. & N. some two months and about three weeks ago contracted a severe cold which developed into acute pneumonia, resulting in his death, as above stated. The deceased was about 40 years of age. He has been a rover through life, working on nearly every railroad on this continent. Rough in manner and associations he still retained a kindly heart and a most generous disposition and when he was taken down he did not lack for friends to see that all his wants were supplied. The railroad boys, always generous and thoughtful, took charge of the funeral. Services were held from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Evans preaching the sermon, and the remains of their fellowman laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery. Connors had a sister living in Chicago and a brother whose address is not known, having no other relatives. The sister will no doubt be grateful to know that her brotherís last days were restful and that he died peacefully, surrounded by friends, although nearly all of them strangers. He may not have always been an exemplary citizen. That is not for anyone to say. He has doubtless suffered many trials and temptations in his life of wandering; and who can say but the Great Architect did not see him, weary and overburdened, and call him to the eternal rest. (Emmet County Republican, Estherville, IA, November 28, 1895)


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