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Pvt Harry "Nick Carter" Harrison O'Connor
Birth: Nov. 30, 1894
Wheeling
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 10, 1945
Los Angeles County
California, USA

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Henry Oconnor
Age: 6
Birth Date: Nov 1893
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1900: Lorain Ward 4, Lorain, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Dennis O'Connor
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Mary A Oconnor
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
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


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Harry O'connor
[Harry O Connor]
[Harry Oconnor]
Age in 1910: 16
Birth Year: 1894
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1910: Lorain Ward 2, Lorain, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Dennie O'connor
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Mary O'connor
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
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


U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Harry Oconnor
City: Lorain
County: Lorain
State: Ohio
Birthplace: West Virginia,United States of America
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1895
Race: Caucasian (White)
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U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Harry Oconnor
City: Dayton
County: Montgomery
State: Ohio
Birthplace: West Virginia,United States of America
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1895
Race: Caucasian (White)
Draft Board: 3
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Ohio Military Men, 1917-18

Name: Harry O'Connor
Serial Number: 1969159
Race: W
Residence: 212 W. 13th St., Lorain, O.
Enlistment Division: National Army
Enlistment Location: Lorain, O.
Enlistment Date: 30 Mar 1918
Birth Place: Wheeling, W. VA.
Birth Date / Age: 22 4/12 Years
Assigns Comment: Co M 331 Infantry to 1 Aug 1918; Co L 26 Infantry to 29 Aug 1918; Headquarters Troop 1 Division to Discharge St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces 12 June 1918 to 30 Aug 1919. Honorable discharge 8 Nov 1919.
Volume #: 13


Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918

Name: Harry O'Connor
Age: 22 4/12 Years
Race: White
Birth Date: abt 1896
Birth Location: Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
Enlistment Date: 30 Mar 1918
Enlistment County: Lorain
Enlistment State: Ohio
Enlistment Division: National Army
Decorations and Awards: View image
Rank: View image
Advancement: View image
Comments: Co M 331 Infantry to 1 Aug 1918; Co L 26 Infantry to 29 Aug 1918; Headquarters Troop 1 Division to Discharge St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces 12 June 1918 to 30 Aug 1919. Honorable discharge 8 Nov 1919.


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Harry O'Connor
[Harry Oconnor]
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1894
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1920: Lorain Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Denis O'Connor
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Mary O'Connor
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Denis O'Connor 54
Mary O'Connor 51
Harry O'Connor 26
Joseph O'Connor 24
Frank O'Connor 22
Margaret O'Connor 18
John O'Connor 16
Elizabeth O'Connor 14
Stephen O'Connor 24
Cornelius O'Connor 21
Rosetta O'Connor 19
Stella O'Connor 17


U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938

Name: Harry O'connor
Birth Year: abt 1897
Keyed Birth Location: Wheeling W Va
Birth State: WV
Birth City: Wheeling
Admitted Year: 1930
Age at Admission: 33
State: California
County: Los Angeles
City: Sawtelle
Branch: Pacific Branch

[He was admitted on June 10, 1930 suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis. His occupation was shown as "reporter" and his nearest relative was shown as brother Frank living at 823 N Gower St. in Hollywood, Ca.] T.N.


1930 United States Federal Census
[Nick was NOT shown as living with his brother Frank when the latter was enumerated for this census on April 10, 1930.]

Name: Charles F O'Connor
[Charles Francis O'Connor]
[Frank O'Connor]
[Charles F Oconnor]
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Ohio
Race: White
Home in 1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Alice O'Connor
Father's Birthplace: Persia[sic; Pennsylvania]
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Household Members: Name Age
Charles F O'Connor 31
Alice O'Connor 25


U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name: Harry Oconnor
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1894
Birth Place: Wheeling, West Virginia
Residence: New York, New York
Race: White
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U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963

Name: Harry Carter Harrison O'Connor
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1896
Death Date: 10 May 1945
Cemetery: Veterans Administration Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Los Angeles, California


California, Death Index, 1940-1997

Name: Harry Oconnor
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1896
Birth Place: West Virginia
Death Date: 10 May 1945
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Cecil
Father's Surname: Oconnor


U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006

Name: Harry O'Connor
Service Info.: US ARMY WORLD WAR I
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1898
Death Date: 10 May 1945
Interment Date: 15 May 1945
Cemetery: Los Angeles National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 950 South Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
Buried At: Section 203 Row A Site 2
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What follows is an excerpt from a book review of Ayn Rand and the World She Made, a biography of the author by Anne Heller:

One little-remarked influence on Rand's life was Nick Carter, her brother-in-law. Gay by all accounts, he never was a romantic interest of hers, but he played a unique role in her life, guiding her and his brother Frank O'Connor's relationship and coaching her. "Like Rand's later young male protégées, he talked with her about ideas late into the night, while O'Connor dozed in a chair, but he differed from them in important ways. He didn't flatter her, and he acted as her practical guide in matters of dress and entertaining." (p. 100) While she was writing The Fountainhead, she read it aloud to Frank and Nick, and they probably "suggested or corrected her dialogue and pointed out opportunities for humor." (p. 147) In Heller's portrait, based mostly on the recollections of his and Frank's niece, Nick comes across as an important stabilizing force in Rand's twenties and thirties. He was a kind of ghost-husband, able to deal with her intellectually and to correct her in at least some areas (which the unliterary, submissive Frank never could). Then he died suddenly in 1945. It seems to me that Rand had lost an anchor and her marriage had lost some of its secret sauce.

Nick's death corresponded closely with the moment Rand became really famous. The Fountainhead was the sleeper hit of the 1940s, and Rand robbed Jack Warner blind selling the movie rights. Now she could hob-nob with stars. Now Frank Lloyd Wright would meet her. Now she could agitate with business leaders and speak out against collectivism. Her ideas and winning seriousness about life would gain her fans and followers. She would push her thinking deeper into economics, epistemology and metaphysics and would write her bestselling magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged.

But she became a more inward-looking, easily-angered, suspicious, and embittered person. She would break with followers and cut off friendship after friendship, until she ended her days surrounded by what could only be called sycophants. She was taking amphetamines from 1942 onwards, and they may have contributed to this slow change, a possibility Heller considers judiciously. In any case, Heller's account made me wonder if Nick left a void in Rand's life at the time of her fame. Certainly, not long after he died, she began to host promising young men for intellectual discussions. The most prominent of these were Nathaniel Branden and Leonard Peikoff, who later became, in turn, her anointed philosophical spokesmen.


Author: William R. Thomas; Source: Review of Anne Heller, Ayn Rand and the World She Made

For the full review, click here. Excerpt used with permission. 
 
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 Parents:
  Dennis O'Connor (1864 - 1938)
  Mary Agnes Minerva Sissel/Cecil O'Connor (1863 - 1911)
 
 Siblings:
  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
 
Inscription:
OHIO
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Burial:
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section 203; Row A; Site 2
 
Maintained by: Tom Nelson
Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
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