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Mary Agnes "Minnie" Minerva Sissel/Cecil O'Connor
Birth: 1863
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1911
Lorain
Lorain County
Ohio, USA

Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900

Name: Joseph Sissel [Mary's father]
Gender: Male
Spouse: Amantha Boyd [Mary's mother Samantha]
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 30 Mar 1851
County: Muskingum
State: Ohio


1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Joseph Sisley
Age in 1860: 32
Birth Year: abt 1828
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Elbridge, Edgar, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Elbridge
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Sisley 32
Samantha Sisley 26
Mary E Sisley 3
Margaret A Sisley 1


American Civil War Soldiers

Name: Joseph Sissel
Residence: Eldridge, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 28 Sep 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 September 1864.
Drafted into Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 28 Sep 1864.
Mustered Out Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 21 Jun 1865.
Sources: 7


1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Manerva Sissel
Age in 1870: 6
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1870: Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Georgetown
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Sissel 44
Samantha Sissel 35
Mary Sissel 13
Margaret Sissel 11
Elmira Sissel 8
Manerva Sissel 6
Olive Sissel 2

Mary's father Joseph died on October 28, 1873. His widow Samantha remarried the following year.

Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900

Name: Samantha Sissel
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: Samuel White
Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1874
Marriage County: Edgar
Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1301880 - 1301882.

Mary's mother died in 1878.

West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973

Name: Samantha White
[Samantha Boyd]
Birth Date: abt 1832
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: 30 Mar 1878
Death Place: Ohio Co., West Virginia

Death Age: 46
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father Name: Boyd
FHL Film Number: 857521


1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Minnie Sessel
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia

Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Boarding
Cannot read/write:
Blind:
Deaf and dumb:
Otherwise disabled:
Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
John C. Powers 53
Jane Powers 48
Joseph Powers 23
George Powers 17
James Powers 14
Eliza Powers 10
Frank Powers 5
Minnie Sessel 18

Could this refer to Minerva/Mary?

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989

Name: Miss May M Sissel
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1884
Street Address: 54 S York
Residence Place: Wheeling, West Virginia
Publication Title: Wheeling, West Virginia, City Directory, 1884

Or this one?

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989

Name: Miss Marv A Cecil [sic; directory says "Mary"]
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1888
Street Address: 64 Ohio
Residence Place: Wheeling, West Virginia
Publication Title: Wheeling, West Virginia, City Directory, 1888


West Virginia, Marriages, 1853-1970

groom: Denis O Conner
groom's age:
groom's estimated birth year:
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
bride: Mary A Cecil
bride's age:
bride's estimated birth year:
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
marriage type: Marriage
marriage date: 1889 [December 12, 1889 in Wheeling, WV]
marriage place: Ohio, West Virginia, United States
groom's father:
groom's mother:
bride's father:
bride's mother:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband:
film number: 863803
digital folder number: 4232880
image number: 00292
reference number:
source: County Records


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary A Oconnor
Home in 1900: Lorain Ward 4, Lorain, Ohio
[Lorain, Lorain, Ohio]
Age: 30
Birth Date: Nov 1869
Birthplace: Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 6

Spouse's Name: Dennis O'Connor
Marriage year: 1890
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 10
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Dennis O'Connor 34
Mary A Oconnor 30
Henry Oconnor 6
Joseph B Oconnor 4
Charles T Oconnor 2
Agnes L Oconnor 5/12
William H Oconnor 38 [older brother of Dennis]


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary O'connor
[Mary O Connor]
[Mary Oconnor]
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Dennie O'connor
Home in 1910: Lorain Ward 2, Lorain, Ohio Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Dennie O'connor 45
Mary O'connor 43
Harry O'connor 16
Joseph O'connor 14
Frank O'connor 12
Agnes O'connor 10
Margaret O'connor 8
John O'connor 6
Elizabeth O'connor 4


Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index

Name: Dennis Oconnor
Birthplace: Penn
State: OH
Age: 45
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0092
Visit: 0251
County: Lorain, Loraine
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Relation Name Color Age Birth Place
Wife Mary 43 Illinois
Son Harry 16 W VA
Son Joseph 14 Ohio
Son Frank 12 Ohio
Daughter Agnes 10 Ohio
Daughter Margaret 08 Ohio
Son John 06 Ohio
Daughter Elizabeth 03 Ohio


Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953

Name: Mary Agnes Oconner
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 18 Jul 1911
Death Place: Lorain, Lorain Co., Ohio
Birth Date: About 1867
Estimated Birth Year:
Birthplace: West Va.[Click on the image of the death certificate on the right; "Illinois" has been scratched out and "West Va." put in its place. T.N.]
Death Age: 44 years
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color: Caucasian
Street Address: St. Joseph's Hospital, 3rd Ward
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Lorain, Lorain Co. Ohio
Burial Date: 21 Jul 1911
Burial Place:
Cemetery Name: Calvery Cem., Lorain Co.
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Joseph Cecil
Father's Title & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: U
Mother's Name: U
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: U
Film Number: 1953046
Digital Folder Number: 4021109
Image Number: 158
Certificate Number: fn 38852
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Could the census transcripts below refer to Mary's stepfather who had married her recently widowed mother Samantha in 1874? It's possible. Samantha (Boyd) Sissel-White, of course, died in 1878 in Ohio County, WV at the age of 46.

1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Samuel White
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1880: Triadelphia, Ohio, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Carpenter
Cannot read/write:
Blind:
Deaf and dumb:
Otherwise disabled:
Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel White 53
Martin White 26
John F. White 22
Joseph White 21


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Samuel White
Age: 76
Birth Date: Apr 1824
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1900: Triadelphia, Ohio, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel White 76
Joseph White 41 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Sissel (1829 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Dennis O'Connor (1864 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Harrison O'Connor (1894 - 1945)*
  Joseph Bernard O'Connor (1895 - 1960)*
  Charles Francis O'Connor (1897 - 1979)*
  Agnes Loretta O'Connor Johnston (1899 - 1983)*
  Margaret Alice O'Connor Rhodes (1901 - 1926)*
  John Lawrence O'Connor (1902 - 1980)*
  Elizabeth Cecil O'Connor Donohue (1904 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: See the gravemarker photo for her daughter Margaret. Mary's grave is next to hers.
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Lorain
Lorain County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec.7, Lot 130, plot 2 - no marker
 
Created by: Tom Nelson
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70796753
Mary Agnes Minnie <i>Minerva Sissel/Cecil</i> O'Connor
Added by: Tom Nelson
 
Mary Agnes Minnie <i>Minerva Sissel/Cecil</i> O'Connor
Added by: cathy dupler
 
Mary Agnes Minnie <i>Minerva Sissel/Cecil</i> O'Connor
Added by: cathy dupler
 
 
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(Grandma Mary)your son, my father was a good man. You raised your family well. I wish I would have known you. May God bless you through your eternal life and may you rest in peace...with all your children now.
- Cathy O'Connor Dupler
 Added: Feb. 10, 2013

- Lance
 Added: Jun. 3, 2012
Mary, you are the proud mother of Frank whose hand I had the privilege of shaking in 1977 at a Boston luncheon in honor of his wife, Ayn Rand. Thank you for raising a noble gentleman!
- Alan Kaufman
 Added: Sep. 6, 2011
 
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