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CONNER, Mary 1852 - 1914


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 1/10/2021 at 23:43:27

"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Saturday, December 19, 1914
Page 2, Column 3


Mrs. W. H. CONNER passed away suddenly last evening at her home on South Main street, the end coming very peacefully at 8:40 o'clock. While her health has been broken ever since last spring when she suffered a fractured arm, it has been only for the past ten weeks that her condition has been serious.

Mary VANDERVEER CONNER was born in Darke county Ohio, over 62 years ago, a daughter of John and Delia VANDERVEER. When three years old her parents moved to Illinois where she spent her girlhood. On June 4th, 1878, at Rock Island, Ill , (sic) she was united in marriage with Dr. W. H. CONNER and in 1884 they moved to Fairfield, taking up their residence here exactly twenty years ago last Sunday.

Mrs. CONNER had been a member of the Baptist church since girlhood but joined the Congregational church here, and as been an active and faithful member of that body for the past twenty years. Her home was her kingdom, and she was a perfect wife and mother in a family of eight children, all of whom survive her. The children are: Harry of Bloomfield, Chauncy of St. Joe, Mo.,J ohn (sic) of Fairfield, Mrs. Jessie McELDERRY of Libertyville Clyde of Ottumwa, and Gertrude, Mrs. Gladys CRAIL and Helen all of Fairfield. In addition to the members of her immediate family Mrs. CONNER leaves two sisters and five brothers.

The funeral services will be held at the home on Sunday afternoon at two thirty and will be in charge of Rev. E. G. McKibben(.) The Eastern Star will also conduct services(.) She will be laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery.


"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Saturday, December 19, 1914
Page 3, Column 2


... --Clyde CONNER of Ottumwa is in the city, being called by the illness and death of his mother Mrs. W. H. CONNER. ...


"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Monday, December 21, 1914
Page 3, column 1


... --Dr. W. H. CONNER returned to his home in Bloomfield last night after being called here by the illness and death of his mother Mrs. W. H. CONNER.

--Mr. and Mrs. Elmer VANDERVEER and John VANDERVEER of Cedar Falls returned to their homes last evening after being called here by the death of their sister Mrs. W. H. CONNER.


"Jefferson County Republican"
Thursday, December 24, 1914
Front Page, Column 1

Wife of Dr. CONNER Passed Away At Her Home on South Main Street Friday Evening

Mrs. CONNER, wife of Dr. W. H. CONNER, passed away at her home on South Main street Friday evening after long period of illness. She had been in poor health since fracturing her arm last spring but her affliction did not attain a critical nature until two months and a half ago.

The funeral services were held from the home Sabbath afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the Rev. E. G. McKibben of the United Presbyterian church. Services were also conducted by the Eastern Stars. Burial was made in the Evergreen cemetery.

Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John VANDEVEER, was born in Ohio in 1852. When three years of age her parents moved to Illinois and it was in that state she grew to young womanhood. She was united in marriage with Dr. W. H. CONNER at Rock Island, Ill., on June 4, 1878. Six years later they came to Fairfield and have made their home here since that time.

Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. CONNER, all of them surviving the mother. They are Harry of Bloomfield, Chauncey of St. Joseph, Mo., John of Fairfield, Clyde of Ottumwa, Mrs. Jessie McELDERRY of Libertyville, Gertrude, Mrs. Gladys CRAIL and Helen of this city. She is also survived by two sisters and five brothers.

Mrs. CONNER was a member of the Congregational church for the last twenty years and was an earnest Christian woman.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Lot SDiv.2-002. Mary was born June 25, 1852. Husband Warren H. subsequently married Rosella WALTS JEWETT, died in 1943, and is buried with Mary.


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