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 Mary Agnes “Minnie” <I>Minerva Sissel/Cecil</I> O'Connor

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Mary Agnes “Minnie” Minerva Sissel/Cecil O'Connor

  • Birth 1863 Illinois, USA
  • Death 18 Jul 1911 Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Sec.7, Lot 130, plot 2 - no marker
  • Memorial ID 70796753

Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900

Name: Joseph Sissel [Mary's father]
Gender: Male
Spouse: Amantha Boyd [Mary's mother Samantha]
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 30 Mar 1851
County: Muskingum
State: Ohio


1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Joseph Sisley
Age in 1860: 32
Birth Year: abt 1828
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Elbridge, Edgar, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Elbridge
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Sisley 32
Samantha Sisley 26
Mary E Sisley 3
Margaret A Sisley 1


American Civil War Soldiers

Name: Joseph Sissel
Residence: Eldridge, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 28 Sep 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 September 1864.
Drafted into Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 28 Sep 1864.
Mustered Out Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 21 Jun 1865.
Sources: 7


1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Manerva Sissel
Age in 1870: 6
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1870: Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Georgetown
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Sissel 44
Samantha Sissel 35
Mary Sissel 13
Margaret Sissel 11
Elmira Sissel 8
Manerva Sissel 6
Olive Sissel 2

Mary's father Joseph died on October 28, 1873. His widow Samantha remarried the following year.

Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900

Name: Samantha Sissel
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: Samuel White
Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1874
Marriage County: Edgar
Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1301880 - 1301882.

Mary's mother died in 1878.

West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973

Name: Samantha White
[Samantha Boyd]
Birth Date: abt 1832
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: 30 Mar 1878
Death Place: Ohio Co., West Virginia

Death Age: 46
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father Name: Boyd
FHL Film Number: 857521


1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Minnie Sessel
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia

Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Boarding
Cannot read/write:
Blind:
Deaf and dumb:
Otherwise disabled:
Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
John C. Powers 53
Jane Powers 48
Joseph Powers 23
George Powers 17
James Powers 14
Eliza Powers 10
Frank Powers 5
Minnie Sessel 18

Could this refer to Minerva/Mary?

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989

Name: Miss May M Sissel
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1884
Street Address: 54 S York
Residence Place: Wheeling, West Virginia
Publication Title: Wheeling, West Virginia, City Directory, 1884

Or this one?

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989

Name: Miss Marv A Cecil [sic; directory says "Mary"]
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1888
Street Address: 64 Ohio
Residence Place: Wheeling, West Virginia
Publication Title: Wheeling, West Virginia, City Directory, 1888


West Virginia, Marriages, 1853-1970

groom: Denis O Conner
groom's age:
groom's estimated birth year:
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
bride: Mary A Cecil
bride's age:
bride's estimated birth year:
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
marriage type: Marriage
marriage date: 1889 [December 12, 1889 in Wheeling, WV]
marriage place: Ohio, West Virginia, United States
groom's father:
groom's mother:
bride's father:
bride's mother:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband:
film number: 863803
digital folder number: 4232880
image number: 00292
reference number:
source: County Records


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary A Oconnor
Home in 1900: Lorain Ward 4, Lorain, Ohio
[Lorain, Lorain, Ohio]
Age: 30
Birth Date: Nov 1869
Birthplace: Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 6

Spouse's Name: Dennis O'Connor
Marriage year: 1890
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 10
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Dennis O'Connor 34
Mary A Oconnor 30
Henry Oconnor 6
Joseph B Oconnor 4
Charles T Oconnor 2
Agnes L Oconnor 5/12
William H Oconnor 38 [older brother of Dennis]


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary O'connor
[Mary O Connor]
[Mary Oconnor]
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Dennie O'connor
Home in 1910: Lorain Ward 2, Lorain, Ohio Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Dennie O'connor 45
Mary O'connor 43
Harry O'connor 16
Joseph O'connor 14
Frank O'connor 12
Agnes O'connor 10
Margaret O'connor 8
John O'connor 6
Elizabeth O'connor 4


Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index

Name: Dennis Oconnor
Birthplace: Penn
State: OH
Age: 45
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0092
Visit: 0251
County: Lorain, Loraine
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Relation Name Color Age Birth Place
Wife Mary 43 Illinois
Son Harry 16 W VA
Son Joseph 14 Ohio
Son Frank 12 Ohio
Daughter Agnes 10 Ohio
Daughter Margaret 08 Ohio
Son John 06 Ohio
Daughter Elizabeth 03 Ohio


Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953

Name: Mary Agnes Oconner
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 18 Jul 1911
Death Place: Lorain, Lorain Co., Ohio
Birth Date: About 1867
Estimated Birth Year:
Birthplace: West Va.[Click on the image of the death certificate on the right; "Illinois" has been scratched out and "West Va." put in its place. T.N.]
Death Age: 44 years
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color: Caucasian
Street Address: St. Joseph's Hospital, 3rd Ward
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Lorain, Lorain Co. Ohio
Burial Date: 21 Jul 1911
Burial Place:
Cemetery Name: Calvery Cem., Lorain Co.
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Joseph Cecil
Father's Title & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: U
Mother's Name: U
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: U
Film Number: 1953046
Digital Folder Number: 4021109
Image Number: 158
Certificate Number: fn 38852
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Could the census transcripts below refer to Mary's stepfather who had married her recently widowed mother Samantha in 1874? It's possible. Samantha (Boyd) Sissel-White, of course, died in 1878 in Ohio County, WV at the age of 46.

1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Samuel White
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1880: Triadelphia, Ohio, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Carpenter
Cannot read/write:
Blind:
Deaf and dumb:
Otherwise disabled:
Idiotic or insane: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel White 53
Martin White 26
John F. White 22
Joseph White 21


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Samuel White
Age: 76
Birth Date: Apr 1824
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1900: Triadelphia, Ohio, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel White 76
Joseph White 41


Family Members

Parents
Spouse
Gravesite Details See the gravemarker photo for her daughter Margaret. Mary's grave is next to hers.

See more O'Connor memorials in:

  • Created by: Tom Nelson
  • Added: 3 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70796753
  • Alan S. Kaufman
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Agnes “Minnie” Minerva Sissel/Cecil O'Connor (1863–18 Jul 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70796753, citing Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Tom Nelson (contributor 47054245) .