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Wesley Anthony Conner
Birth: Dec. 20, 1897
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1974
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

FATHER: Wesley Wells Conner
MOTHER: Rhoda Jay Fredette


1. Marion S. (div. no children)
2. Eva Dora White (div. one son, Dana)
3. Bertha Agnes Swallow (one son, Calvin)
4. Eleanor Anna Cave (two children, Richard & Jeanette)


1. Dana Lewis Conner
2. Calvin Russell Swallow
3. Richard Alfred Conner
4. Jeanette Louise Conner



Wesley A. Conner: Helped Raise 43 Foster Children

BARRE - Wesley A. Conner, 76 of Walshburn Road died last night in Worcester City Hospital where he had been a patient 10 days. He was the husband of Eleanor (Cave) Conner. He was born in Burlington, Vt., son of Wesley W. and Rhoda J. (Fredette) Conner, and lived here 43 years. He was employed as a machinist for the Charles G. Allen Co., before retiring in 1964. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the former Unitarian Church Association, and the Foster Parents Association. After raising two children of their own, Mr. and Mrs. Conner began caring for foster children in 1958. In 16 years, they raised 43 foster children. Besides his widow, he leaves a son, Richard A. Conner of Morovian Falls, N.C.; a daughter, Jeanette, wife of William Ahearn of Grafton; two brothers, James H. Conner of Sutton and Frederick Morris of Auburn; a sister, Elizabeth, wife of Lyle Leland of Templeton; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Snyder & Britton Funeral Home, Summer Street. The Rev. Francis Kelly of the Barre Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

NEWSPAPER: Evening Gazette (Worcester Co., MA)
DATE: FEB 9, 1974, PG. 28



Buried in front of large statue of Jesus standing upright. Shares headstone with wife Eleanor (Cave) Conner. Flat bronze marker. Headstone Inscription: Wesley A. Conner / 1897-1974. NRA (National Rifle Association) Symbol on his side. His wife's side says: Eleanor A. Conner / 1905-1981. Next to her name is a symbol of a mother and child.
Family links: 
  Wesley Wells Conner (1879 - 1963)
  Rhoda Jay Fredette Morris (1880 - 1968)
  Eva Dora White Root (1906 - 1968)
  Bertha Agnes Swallow Gleason (1903 - 1990)
  Eleanor Anna Cave Conner (1905 - 1981)*
  Calvin Russell Swallow (1923 - 1992)*
  Dana Lewis Conner (1923 - 1960)*
  Richard Alfred Conner (1926 - 2009)*
  Wesley Anthony Conner (1897 - 1974)
  Eleanor Hazel Conner King (1907 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Worcester County Memorial Park
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Garden of Gospels, Lot #47. Grave #1
Created by: Melody Edwards
Record added: Nov 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16702691
Wesley Anthony Conner
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Wesley Anthony Conner
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