|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1888|
New Haven County
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1941|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
My grandfather Richard Patrick Connor was born on August 19, 1888 in New Haven, CT, to John Herbert and Louisa T. (Schmidt) Connor. His father John died on Christmas Eve, 1895, when Richard was just seven years old.
Richard was married twice, first to Margaret Robbie. They were married on August 23, 1906 and had two children: Westley, and Marrion Connor. Richard then married my grandmother Anny (Smithline) Connor and they had three children: June Marie, Gloria Anna and Richard Patrick Connor, Jr.
Richard lived in New Haven until his mid twenties, when he moved to New York City to fulfill a dream. He opened up a restaurant. Richard owned and managed two businesses in Astoria, Long Island, NY. The businesses were: Dick's Coffee Pot and Dick's Tavern. They were both located on Grand Avenue in Astoria.
The Great Depression was the cause of losing his business. This left him emotionally paralized and he died not long after from tuberculosis. At the time of his death, there were no funds available for him to have a proper burial, so he was cremated. I am not sure what ever happened to the ashes, as they were in the possesion of his wife Anny, but she succumbed to the same disease just eight short months later. I would like to think that they were buried along with her in Calvary Cemetery, in Woodside, NY.
The photo of my grandfather located to the right of this bio, was just given to me (July 2004) by my Aunt June. This was the very first time ever seeing this photo, and I was pleasantly shocked and surprised when I did. My Grandfather and I share a shocking resemblance. Pictures of he and I at the same age are shockingly similar.
*Unfortunately, there are no photos of my granparents as adults, but everyone used to say that my grandfather looked like Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Margaret Robbie Connor*
Gloria Anna Connor Kirby (1927 - 1999)*
Richard Patrick Connor (1930 - 2004)*
New York, USA
Created by: Anne
Record added: Mar 30, 2004
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