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George Conner
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1830
Monroe County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1900
Carroll County
Iowa, USA

George was the son of Adam & Betsey Conner.

OBITUARY - George Conner, one of the pioneers of this county, died at his home near Carrollton, Monday, at the age of seventy years. For the past year he has been in poor health and for two weeks he has been unable to care for himself. He has always been a hard worker and his demise is perhaps due as much to a general wearing out as anything else.

The funeral was held yesterday and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery south of Carrollton. The deceased was born in Monroe county, Ohio, January 24, 1830, and in 1851 he was married to Melissa Sigler. Soon after his marriage he moved to town, first settling in Lee county, in the southeastern part of the state.

In 1863 he came to this county, settling in Richland township, near Carrollton, where he has ever since made his home. At that time Carroll county was mainly raw prairie and while Mr. Conner's first purchase of Carroll county land was only eighty acres he had faith in the country and kept adding to his acres until at the time of his death they amounted to more than 1400 of as fine land as can be found anywhere.

There are ten children, as follows: Emanuel, Luther, John, Buchanan, Frank, Azariah, Lox, Oliver, Mrs. Henry Piper, Mrs. Wm. Foxworthy, and his wife also survives him.

History of Carroll County, Iowa - George Conner the father of Emanuel Conner, was reared in Ohio and followed steamboating on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. In 1852 he
removed to Lee county, Iowa, and turned his attention to general agricultural pursuits.

In 1855 he and his brother John walked from Lee county to Panora in Guthrie county and entered a tract of land east of old Carroll. They believed the locality unfit for habitation at that time and did not settle here until 1862, George Conner taking up his abode in Richland township, Carroll county, in October of that year. He first came into possession of a farm of eighty acres and augmented his holdings by additional purchase as his financial resources increased until at the time of his death he owned between twelve and thirteen hundred acres.

When he passed away in 1900, at the age of seventy-one years, the community mourned the loss of one of its most substantial and respected citizens. His widow still survives him and has attained the age of about seventy-six. Both Mr. and Mrs. George Conner were Methodists in religious faith.

Unto them were born ten children, eight sons and two daughters, as follows: Emanuel, of this review; Luther, who is a resident of Watertown, South Dakota; John, who is deceased; Buchanan, living in the state of Washington; Clarinda, the wife of William Foxworthy, of Glidden, Iowa; Frank, of Union township; Ezeriah; Narcissus, the wife of Harry Piper, of Union township; Oliver, who makes his home in Richland township; and Loxie. 
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  Melissa Sigler Conner (1834 - 1917)
Old Carrollton Cemetery
Carroll County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64332916
George Conner
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