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 Lessie <I>Connor</I> Rion

Lessie Connor Rion

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 20 Oct 1928 (aged 63)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec. FM. Lot 102
Memorial ID 100041368 · View Source
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Daughter of M. C. Connor and​ Catherine (Parlar) Connor.

Married Augustus Thomas Rion on May 30, 1883 in Collenton Co., South Carolina.

Mother of Lottie Catherine (Rion) Robinett, Joe Connor Rion, Thomas Rion, Mary Ann (Rion) Frederick, Ruth Rion, and Ruby Belle (Rion) Rue.

She applied for a Confederate widow's pension on Oct. 2, 1918, and her file contains several handwritten letters by her. Her application was denied, not because her husband service record was not confirmed but because she, not being born before the start of the Civil War, was ineligable under Texas law, despite being the only wife of a confederate veteran who served at the age of 15.

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Gravesite Details Information from Texas Death Cert.; US Census for Texas 1900, 1910, 1920; Confederate Pension Application 1918.




  • Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100041368
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lessie Connor Rion (11 Aug 1865–20 Oct 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100041368, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Rebecca Ewing Peterson (contributor 46987065) .