Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Connors in:
 • Oakland Cemetery
 • Dallas
 • Dallas County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Ada Cheatham Rye Connor
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 27, 1854
Death: Mar. 7, 1942

In her obituary, The Dallas Morning News identified Ada Connor as one of Dallas' most prominent socialities of the 19th century. Mrs. Connor had lived in Dallas 62 years. She came to Dallas as a bride in 1879 from Nashville, Tennessee, where she was reared. During the ensuing years she helped lay some of the present-day Dallas society.

Her husband was mayor of Dallas for three terms during the 1880s and 1890s.

She was one of 33 women who organized the Shakespeare Club in the parlor of the old Grand Windsor Hotel. Mrs. Connor played the piano and sang for the club in its earliest days.

Her husband built what was said to have been the first brick home in South Dallas. At the time of her death, the site was occupied by Butler Brothers (a wholesale business). 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Winship Capers Connor (1848 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 4
 
Created by: Barbara Ware
Record added: Feb 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33696919
Ada Cheatham <i>Rye</i> Connor
Added by: Tom White
 
Ada Cheatham <i>Rye</i> Connor
Cemetery Photo
Added by: David Tharp
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service