|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1819|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1904|
Obituary of Andrew B. McCONNELL
Originally published: Ilinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois - December 27, 1904
Andrew B. (A.B.) McCONNELL:
Died, at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 26, 1904, at St. John's hospital, after a lingering illness, Andrew B. McConnell, aged 85 years, 11 months. Mr. McConnell was born in Madison county, New York, Jan. 28, 1819. He was long identified prominently with the interests of Sangamon county, of which he is an old and honored settler. He was the son of James McConnell, who came to this county with his family in 1840 and located in Woodside township, taking up a wild tract of land. Both father and son owned large tracts of land in Sangamon, Christian and Montgomery counties, and were prominently engaged in raising sheep. For many years they were known as the great wool growers of Illinois.
Mr. McConnell engaged extensively in trading in the fine sheep of Texas and was one of the most enterprising and active stockmen in the county while in the business. He was long prominent in the public life of Sangamon county. He was one of the organizers of the Illinois state board of agriculture, and was for four years its president. For many years he was chairman of the county board of supervisors and served one term as sheriff of Sangamon county.
He was married in 1843 and his wife died in 1878. They reared a family of eight children of whom four sons and one daughter now survive: Will McConnell, sr., of this city; Frank R. McConnell of Cuero, Texas; A. D. McConnell of Little Rock, Ark.; E. O. McConnell of Antioch, Ill., and Mrs. W. R. Webster of Kansas City.
(Thanks to fellow researcher BjJ)
Augusta Salisbury Rogers McConnell (1826 - 1878)*
Sarah Adeline McConnell Merriman (1852 - 1902)*
Will McConnell (1857 - 1921)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Block 10, Lot 64
Created by: Diane Nelson-Roberts
Record added: May 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26780525