CONNELL, Alonzo Grafton 1861 - 1930
CONNELL, CARTER, BATES, HOSKINSON, HALL, POSTON, WITT, NICKELS
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 1/10/2021 at 22:30:21
"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Monday, November 17, 1930
Page TWO, Column 4
A. G. CONNELL of Davenport a former Fairfield resident, passed away yesterday morning at 1:45 o'clock at his home in Davenport after an illness of one year. The body will arrive tonight over the Rock Island. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Hoskins funeral home in charge of Rev. S. P. Williamson of the Christian church.
Mr .CONNELL (sic) left Fairfield thirteen years ago, moving to Davenport where he has made his home since. He is survived by his wife and the following children, Mrs. Earl CARTER and Mrs. Fred BATES of this city; Mrs. Elmer HOSKINSON of Charles City, Mrs. Emma HALL of Chicago, Mrs. Shirley POSTON of Moline and Robert CONNELL and Mrs. Alvin WITT of Davenport.
"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Wednesday, November 19, 1930
Page FIVE, Column 3
CONNELL Rites Yesterday
Funeral services for A. G. CONNELL, who died at his home in Davenport Sunday morning at 1:45 o'clock, were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. S. P. Williamson of the Christian church officiated at the services at the Hoskins funeral home, which were attended by many relatives and friends.
Mrs. A. C. Johnson and Mrs. S. P. Williamson sang the songs. They were accompanied on the piano by Miss Reva Patten. The casket attendants were Luther Quillen, E. G. Fligg, Chester Harlan, John Fisher, Abner Anderson and Floyd HOSKINSON.
The floral offerings were beautiful and profuse, a large number of the beautiful floral pieces were banked around the casket. Interment was made in the Evergreen cemetery.
"The Fairfield (Iowa) Daily Ledger"
Thursday, November 20, 1930
Page FOUR, Columns 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
Alonzo Crafton (sic) CONNELL
Alonzo G. was the youngest of the three children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert CONNELL. He was born at Rockville, Maryland on the 11th of March in 1861 and passed away at his home in Davenport, Iowa Sunday morning, November 16th at 1:45. At the time of his death he was almost 70 years of age. Growing to young manhood in his birthplace he decided to come West in 1880 and came to Jefferson county, Iowa. Here he lived till 13 years ago when the family home was moved to Davenport, Iowa.
He was married to Leora NICHOLS (sic - NICKELS) on March 29, 1886 and lived happily in this union till he passed on. Nine children were born to Mr. and CONNELL all of whom, save Harold who died in infancy, survive. His home was the center of his life and his continual joy was to be with his children. To mourn their loss he leaves his sorrowing wife and eight children: Mrs. Earl CARTER of Fairfield, Mrs. Elmer HOSKINSON of Charles City, Mrs. Fred BATES of Fairfield, Fred CONNELL of Davenport, Mrs. Emma HALL of Chicago, Mrs. Shirley POSTON of Moline, Ill. Robert CONNELL of Davenport and Mrs. Alvin WITT of Davenport. Six grandchildren survive him and with a large number of relatives and friends will mourn his passing.
Mr. CONNELL was a member of the Christian church for many years and he was a charter member of the Eagles fraternal order in Fairfield. For over a year he has been sick and recently has been a great sufferer. Patiently he bore his affliction and at the end passed peacefully away while surrounded by loved ones. He was conscious till the last moment conversing with those watching over him and his passing, while bringing sorrow and bereavement to loved ones, releases him from the intense suffering he has been going through.
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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.
Note: Buried in Lot 1st.065. Wife Leora died in 1947 and is buried with him.
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