|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1833|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1878|
The Emporia Weekly News, 16 Aug 1878, Fri
DEATH OF SHERIFF CONNER
Hiram Conner, sheriff of Lyon county, breathed his last at his residence on Merchants street, in this city, Thursday morning, August 14th, at 7:45 a. m. Death has made sad work this summer in the ranks of our well known and prominent citizens. None will be missed or more universally mourned than the one whose name heads this article. He had been dangerously ill for about a month, and although his recovery was hoped for at times, his death was not expected. He was first taken ill on the 5th of July. In a week or ten days afterwards he so far recovered as to attend some business for a few days. He was taken down again, dangerously, and after a struggle of nearly four weeks, amid great and almost constant suffering, he died as above stated. Up to Wednesday morning he recognized friends a portion of the time, and at times talked lucidly. Hope of his recovery was not given up till Tuesday night.
Mr. Conner was born in Green county, Pa., Nov. 18th, 1833. Afterwards emigrated to Clayton county, Iowa, from where he came to Kansas in the spring of 1857, and settled on a claim south of Emporia a short distance. On February 21st, 1858, he married Eliza J. Logan, daughter of our esteemed fellow citizen, Robert Logan, who lives just south of the city. He returned to Iowa with his family in the fall of 1860. Came back to Kansas in a year or two and settled on his farm. In 1865 he moved to Emporia and opened a blacksmith shop, working hard, and begetting the esteem of all who know him. In 1872 he formed a partnership with Thos. Ryan in the blacksmithing and carriage making business. This was recognized as a strong firm, and their business grew rapidly. In the fall of 1875 Mr. Conner was nominated on the Republican ticket for Sheriff of Lyon county, and was elected by a large majority. In 1877 he was re-elected for another term by a heavy majority. He was one of the most popular officers this county ever had, and was very efficient and faithful in the discharge of his duties. He was a faithful member of Emporia lodge of Odd Fellows, holding at different times all the offices of the lodge, having been its treasurer for a long term of years.
Hiram Connor dies mourned by the whole county. He was a true citizen, faithful in all the walks of life, and beloved and esteemed by everybody who knew him. Our town has lost a useful and good citizen, his family a kind hearted, indulgent husband and father, and his friends one who was true to them and whose friendship they delighted in. He leaves a wife and six children whose hearts are torn with grief, and who have the sympathy of the entire public.
Eliza Jane Logan Conner (1838 - 1936)*
Hattie A. Conner (____ - 1870)*
The praise of him who sleeps in earth
The pleasant memory of his worth
The hope to meet when life is past
Shall cheer the sorrowing heart at last.
Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Plot: Section 1 - Lot 103 - Space 4
Maintained by: Becky Doan
Originally Created by: Diana Staresinic-Deane
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
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