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CONNELL, James 1862-1940


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/7/2016 at 23:20:35

James Connell Dead After Long Illness

James Connell died at 10:30 yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will Meaney, in Lincoln township. He had been in failing health during the past year and had been confined to the house the past five months. He would have been 77 years old had he lived until the 1st of April.

Mr. Connell resided in Grundy Center a good share of his active lifetime. Following the death of his wife 17 years ago he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Will Meaney, and family. They lived at Gladbrook several years. A few years ago they moved to the J. J. Knudsen farm in Lincoln township.

Surviving is the daughter, Mrs. Meaney, and another daughter who is a sister in a convent. Will Connell of Grundy Center is his brother.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the Sacred Heart church. Burial in the family lot at Grundy Center cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 February 1940, pg 7


Obituary James Connell

James Connell was born April 1, 1862, in county Waterford, Ireland. He was the son of Thomas and Hannah Powers. He came to the U.S. in May, 1875, and settled near Fremont, Ill.

He married Alice Hogan Feb. 9, 1892, at Fairbury, Ill. To this union were born 9 children, seven of whom preceded him in death, James, Johanna and Alice in infancy, and Elmer, Tresa, Gertrude and Lucy.

They lived in Illinois for about two years, then moved to Grundy county where they stayed until 1904. Then they moved to Doran, Minn., from where they returned to Grundy Center in 1913 where he lived until his death Feb. 7.

The funeral was held in Sacred Heart church, Grundy Center, Feb. 9 The funeral Mass was said by Father John Connell, and the sermon was preached by Fr. Entringer. Burial was in the family lot in Catholic cemetery, at Grundy Center.

Left to mourn his departure are two daughters, Sister Mary Adrienne of Chicago and Mrs. Mary Meany of Grundy Center; three grandchildren, one brother, Will, of Grundy Center, and a host of relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 February 1940, pg 7


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