John A O'Connor

Texas, USA
Death 29 Oct 1914 (aged 57–58)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 61605168 · View Source
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San Antonio Light
October 30, 1914

John A. O'Connor, San Antonio attorney and former alderman, died at Santa Rosa Hospital at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning. Mrs. O'Connor and a number of other relatives were at his bedside when he expired. With his death the mystery connected with the manner in which he was injured remains unsolved. He was found near Alamo Heights with a wound in his abdomen about a week ago. The injured man claimed to have been kidnaped and in the course of a fight in an automobile, to have been shot and hurled from the car.
Although detectives have been constantly at work on the case, as of today they have not worked it out to their own satisfaction. A man whom was identified as one of his assailants later was released from custody by the police authorities. According to Mr. O'Connor's story, he had been in San Antonio about a week when he was attacked. For the last two years he had resided in Houston.
After O'Connor was discovered wounded, he was operated on, but his condition was critical from the first and little hope was entertained of his recovery. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from the Riebe parlors and interment will be made in the Odd Fellow cemetery.
Mr. O'Connor was 57 years old, a native Texas, and most of his life was spent in San Antonio. Starting as a hack driver and later becoming a member of the city police force, he finally took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar. He entered politics and was alderman for the Third ward during the first term of Marshall Hicks as mayor. Later he served a term in the Texas Legislature.
Surviving him are Mrs. O'Connor, two sons, Robert and John, and five daughters, Mrs. W. E. Williams of Houston, Mrs. S. W. Taylor of Corsicana, Mrs. P. A. Banty of this city and Misses Margaret and Lula O'Connor.

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