|Birth: ||May 31, 1859|
|Death: ||Sep. 29, 1942|
From the Chariton Patriot, 6-4-1931 Edition:
"DERBY CITIZEN GIVEN brated BIRTHDAY SURPRISE
Marion Conner, of Derby, celebrated his 72nd birthday on Sunday, May 31, and in honor of the event a number of relatives went to his home with well filled baskets, and gave him a surprise and spent the day. A beautiful birthday dinner was served and a happy time was had by all. Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Scott and family, Charles Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Conner and family, of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. John Exley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Conner and daughter, Leila, and Frank Conner, of Derby."
Marion began as a teacher and then tried his hand in business for a short time. From the "Derby Diary 1872-1972" written for Derby's Centennial, under Business Men 1897-98 Population 300: we find "M.S. Connor - Grain and Stock." Also listed was "Connor and Pulley General Store." This Conner was William Conner, Alfred's brother.
Marion was not in business long, possibly for financial reasons. He and Flora sold their farm in 1893 to pay off their mortgage. Their second farm was purchased in 1900 by Flora and kept in her name.
They were never free from debt, mortgaging their farms over and over until they finally lost everything in the great depression of the 1930's and moved to Derby. Marion died there after falling, fracturing ribs which caused a pneumonia that was fatal. Marian is buried in Goshen Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa.
From the Chariton Patriot, 10-1-1942 Edition:
"Marion S. Connor
Funeral services for Marion S. Connor, who died Tuesday morning at his home in Derby, were held at the Derby Presbyterian church this afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Virgil Swanson, and burial was in the Goshen cemetery."
Alfred Conner (1832 - 1917)
Harriett Wade Conner (1841 - 1911)
Flora Belle Shuck Conner (1865 - 1963)
Eunice Iowa Conner Palmer (1886 - 1971)*
Marion Sylvester Conner (1859 - 1942)
William Henry Conner (1860 - 1932)*
Eliza J. Conner Williams (1862 - 1917)*
Joseph Elmer Conner (1866 - 1905)*
George W. Conner (1869 - 1944)*
Charles E Conner (1871 - 1871)*
Infant Son Conner (1872 - 1872)*
Martha A. Conner (1874 - 1878)*
Franklin Lee Conner (1876 - 1960)*
Goshen Baptist Cemetery
Maintained by: Deb Townsend
Originally Created by: Skip
Record added: Jan 01, 2010
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