Mary Elizabeth Connor

F, b. 21 February 1898, d. 24 June 1917

Citations

  1. [S170] Connor - White/Bowler, Family Groupsheet.
  2. [S218] Letter, Harriet Sowinski to Nancy Connor Post, Not dated, Original letter in the possession of Nancy Post, copy in possession of Elaine Beaudoin.
  3. [S135] Chicago Daily News, June 15, 1917, Page 17.
  4. [S384] Mary Connor, Illinois Death Certificate, Familly History Library, MF# 1852431.
  5. [S384] Mary Connor, Illinois Death Certificate.

Mary Genevieve Connor

F, b. 2 June 1922, d. August 1963

Citations

  1. [S156] Evanston Review, November 17, 1927.
  2. [S655] Chicago Daily Tribune, November 11, 1927, p. 1.
  3. [S1933] Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1871-1940, Index, online www.familysearch.org, Mary Genevieve Connor, 1922; MF#1308639; accessed 25 Jul 2014.
  4. [S722] Chicago Tribune, July 27 1947, Page N5.
  5. [S134] Chicago Tribune, August 17, 1963.

Mary Lucy Connor

F, b. 19 September 1879, d. 23 November 1963
  • Biography*: Signed Ellen Connor Sullivan's will dated December 16, 1919. Living at 1220 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL at the time.
  • Birth*: Mary was born at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 19 September 1879. Last name written as "Conner" on birth certificate..1,2,3
  • Baptism: She was baptized at St. Mary's Church, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 21 September 1879. Religion: Roman Catholic; Godparents: Edward James Connors and Mary Georgette Karney.3
  • Residence: She lived on 17 June 1880 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.4
  • Residence*: She resided at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, in 1929, at 1220 Maple Avenue. 1929 Evanston City Directory..
  • Biography*: Off to Florida for Winter
    Evanston News Index, Tuesday, February 11, 1930, pg. 6
    Mrs. James C. Connor and her daughter, Miss Mary Connor, left Sunday to spend the remainder of the Winter in Florida. They will visit various Winter resorts, among them St. Augustine, Daytona, and West Palm Beach.
  • Letter*: 1220 Maple Ave
    Evanston, Ill
    December 29, 1954

    Dear Rose:
    We received your nice card and were glad to hear from you, but sorry that you hurt your leg and had to go to the Sanitarium. I hope you are feeling much better now and will soon be well.
    Ann Phelan like it very much at Sacred Heart and enjoyed meeting you and Genevieve.
    It is good of Genevieve to think of having us out and I wish we lived nearer so we could see each other oftener. Right now we are rather tied down on account of Will's illness. He suffered a severe stroke almost five years ago and has been an invalid ever since.
    He lost his speech as well as being paralyzed and lately he does not see very well so it is quite pitiful.
    If you or any of the family have a car, and are out this way, we would love to see you all. I often wish I had learned to drive when I was younger - We might have kept Charlie's car. We still miss him so much.
    Well, we had good Christmas weather - It was nice getting out to Mass under the stars. The rest of the week has been so unusual with rain, snow, wind and today thunder and lightening. I'm afraid there will be many accidents.
    Father Charles Sullivan came out to see Will the Sunday before Christmas. He looks real well now but I think he has too much to do. The Jesuits work hard.
    Perhaps someday we can get together and have a good visit. In the meantime we all wish you and yours health and happiness in the new year.
    Sincerely yours,
    Mary Connor.5
  • Death*: Mary died on 23 November 1963 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA, at age 84. Heart attack; Death notice from Evanston Historical Society clippings file, November 28, 1963
    Mary L. Connor, 84, of 1220 Maple avenue, died Saturday in Milwaukee, where she was visiting two sisters who are patients in a nursing home there. She suffered a heart attack.
    She was a daughter of the late James C. Connor, who was a pioneer resident of Evanston and active in civic affairs when the city was incorporated. A brother, the late Charles Connor, was active in the real estate business in Evanston for many years.
    Miss Connor was a native Evanstonian and was active in business here in her early years. She was a graduate of St Clair Convent school in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
    She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
    Her two sisters, Elizabeth and Clara, formerly of Evanston, survive her.
    Msgr. Frederick E. Hillenbrand offered a requiem mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church Tuesday after a prayer service in the Fitzgerald and Karsten chapel. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.6,2
  • Burial*: Her body was interred on 26 November 1963 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at Calvary Cemetery. Lot 4, Bk 10, Sect. Y.
    Connor - Mary L. Connor of 1220 Maple Avenue, Evanston. Daughter of the late James C. and Hannah Connor; sister of Elizabeth, Clara and the late Charles, William and Mrs. Cecilia Reiss. Funeral Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., from Fitzgerald and Karsten Funeral Home, 1571 Maple Ave., Evanston, to St. Mary's Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Calvary, Un 9-2900.6

Citations

  1. [S584] Mary Lucy Connor, Illinois birth certificate no. 1115, Family History Library, MF# 1287767 (no date).
  2. [S1680] James and Anastasia Connor Family Bible.
  3. [S2348] St. Mary Church, Evanston, Illinois, "St. Mary Church Records," Baptismal entry, Page 7, MF# 1548257, Mary Lucy Connor.
  4. [S516] 1880 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, ED 218, pg. 52, line 31.
  5. [S2294] Letter, Mary Lucy Connor to Rose Haughey McBride, December 29, 1954, Original letter in the possession of Daniel Schattnik. Copy of letter sent via email c 2006.
  6. [S114] Chicago Tribune, November 25, 1963, Section 3, Page 10.

Mary Margaret Connor

F, b. 7 August 1891, d. 10 January 1972
  • Birth*: Mary was born at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 7 August 1891. The baptismal entry reads: Parents - Thomas Connors and Jane Colbert, note all the rest read Jennie Colbert as mother..1,2
  • Baptism: She was baptized at St. Mary's Church, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 16 August 1891. Religion: Roman Catholic; Charles J. Connors and Mary Colbert sponsors. Priest: Michael Donahoe..2
  • Married Name: As of 27 June 1916,her married name was Benedict.3
  • Marriage*: She married Neil W. Benedict at Evanston, Illinois, USA, on 27 June 1916.3,4
  • Biography*: Photo of Neil and Margaret Benedict at their 50th wedding anniversary, July 1966. Also on file a photo of Margaret Connor Benedict from November 7, 1963 at event for Freshman Mothers. I believe it might have been Northwestern Univ.
  • Death*: Mary died on 10 January 1972 at Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA, at age 80. Magaret C. Benedict - Evanston Review January 20, 1972
    Margaret C. Benedict, formerly of Evanston, died Jan. 10 in Oakland, Calif.
    Born in Evanston, Mrs. Benedict formerly lived at 1020 Grove St. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and a charter member of the Evanston Catholic Women's Club.
    She was the daughter of the late Thomas E. Connor, long-time hardware merchant in Evanston.
    Mrs. Benedict is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. F. Bagan of Piedmont, Cal; two sons, Lawrence D. of New York and Neil William Jr. of Evanston; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Requiem mass was offered Jan. 13 in St. Mary's Church, following a prayer service at Fitzgerals and Franklin Funeral Home. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines..5
  • Burial*: Her body was interred on 13 January 1972 at Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA, at All Saints Cemetery. Article from the EHS.

    Margeret C. Benedict - Evanston Review, January 20, 1972

    Margeret C. Benedict, formerly of Evanston, died January 10 in Oakland, California.
    Born in Evanston, Mrs. Benedict formerly lived at 1020 Grove St. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and a charter member of the Evanston Catholic Women's Club.
    She was the daughter of the late Thomas E. Connor, long-time hardware merchant in Evanston.
    Mrs. Benedict is survived by one daughter, Mr. M. F. Bagan of Piedmont Cal; two sons, Lawrence D. of New York City and Neil William Jr., of Evanston; 23 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren.
    Requim mass was offered Jan 13 in St. Mary's Church, following a prayer service at Fitzgerald and Franklin Funeral Home. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
    .5

Family: Neil W. Benedict b. 14 Apr 1892, d. 29 Nov 1968

Citations

  1. [S106] Mary Margaret Connor, Baptismal Record.
  2. [S2356] St. Mary Church, Evanston, Illinois, "St. Mary Church Record," Baptismal entry, Page 4, MF# 1548257, Mary Margaret Connor.
  3. [S149] Evanston Review?, July 21, 1966.
  4. [S1422] Cook County, Illinois Marriage Indexes, 1914-1942, online www.ancestry.com, Benedict-Connor marriage, Ancestry.com, accessed October 26, 2011; License number 00732661.
  5. [S151] Evanston Review, January 20, 1972, Page 71A.

Nancy Connor

F, b. 9 December 1946, d. 23 August 2004

Nancy Connor Post, 2004
Photograph by Picasa 3.0
  • Biography*: Francis Roger Connor was married twice, per Dan Schattnik's family history, I'm not sure who was Nancy Connor Post's mother. Nancy did tell me she was an only child.
  • Birth*: Nancy was born on 9 December 1946.1
  • Married Name: As of circa 10 September 1966,her married name was Post.
  • Death*: She died on 23 August 2004 at California, USA, at age 57. Sharon Wagner called on August 24 to tell me that Nancy had had a heart attack at a hospital in California. She had been battling cancer (bladder, breast and most recently liver) for over two years. But, it was thought that both the bladder and breast cancer had been overcome. She had had a bone scan several months ago and they saw a spot on her liver. She was being treated with medication, but she thought she wasn't tolerating it very well. They took her off of it five days before she died. Two days before she died she went to the emergency room and learned that she had a bladder and kidney infection. Her blood pressure was high. She received more medications. On Monday, August 23 she wasn't feeling well and Matt, her son, took her to the emergency room. Don, her husband was on a business trip to New York. When they gave her an EKG, they said they thought she might have had a small heart attack at home and later, while in the hospital she had another heart attack from which she didn't recover.2
  • Funeral*: She received the blessing of the church at a memorial service on 29 August 2004 at Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA.2

Citations

  1. [S1002] U. S. Social Security Administration, Nancy Connor Post, SSN 563-72-0915.
  2. [S413] Don Post, "RE: Nancy Post," e-mail to Elaine Watson, August 27, 2004.

Patrick Connor

M, b. circa 21 December 1823, d. 28 March 1880

Patrick Connor (c1823-1880)
Calvary Cemetery Headstone
Photo courtesy: Lori Reiss
Photograph by Picasa
  • Biography*: From information received from Dan Schanitt received February 13, 2001.
    Patrick was the youngest sibling. Death records on his son John L. Connor in California indicate that Margaret's maiden name was "Lane". This is incorrect.
    Jubliee materials from St. Mary's Church in Evanston indicate that she was the first president of its Altar and Rosary Society. St. Mary's Church's Diamond Jubilee Book (1865 - 1940) notes: "Probably the very first society to be formed in St. Mary's was the Altar and Rosary Society, started by Father Donohoe about 1873. Mrs. Patrick Connor was its first president. For several years, before the origanization of the society, Mrs. Connor - known to most of the parish as Aunt Peggy - had been taking care of the altar and altar linens in her home, which adjoined the church property to the East. The Connor families were practically in the shadow of the church in those early days. Patrick Connor lived just East of the Church, Thomas Connor next door to the present rectory, and James Connor a half block West."1
  • Birth2: Conflicting evidence states that Patrick was born in 1810.2
  • Birth*: Patrick was born at Ireland circa 21 December 1823.1,3,4
  • Birth: He was born in 1830 at Ireland.5
  • Biography: Patrick arrived in Illinois c1852.4
  • Marriage*: He married Margaret Welsch circa 1853.
  • Occupation: Patrick Connor was a laborer on 14 June 1860.5
  • Census1860*: Patrick was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.5
  • Anecdote*: (an unknown value).
  • Occupation*: He was a laborer in 1880.4
  • Death: Patrick died on 27 March 1880 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.
    DIED

    CONNOR - At his residence on Lake St. on Sunday, March 27, 1880, Patrick Connor, aged 56 years, 3 months.
    Evanston Index, April 10, 1880, page 2

    From an email from Michael Precin, dated March 12, 2001.6,1
  • Death*: He died on 28 March 1880 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.4
  • Burial*: He was buried on 30 March 1880 at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.4
  • Name Variation: As of 30 March 1880, Patrick Connor was also known as Patrick Conners.4
  • Funeral: His funeral was held at St. Mary's Church, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 30 March 1880. Undertaker was John Hebbelthwaite on Davis Street in Evantston, IL.2,4
  • Burial: His body was interred on 28 April 1880 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, at Calvary Cemetery. Section N, Lot 44 Block 11.1,7,8
  • Biography: In the History of Cook County, Illinois: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, by A. T. Andreas, Published by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, 1884 additional information about St. Mary's Church is provided.


    "St. Mary's Roman Catholic -- This Church, the only one of the denomination in Evanston, was organized and a lot purchased in July, 1864. The ground was upon the present site of the church, on the southeast corner of Lake Street and Oak Avenue. Among the best known original members of the Church were George Kearney, William O'Connell, Michael Cunningham, Francis McLaughlin, Thomas Conner (sic), Patrick Conner (sic), James Conner (sic), John Sharp and Patrick Furlong. In a few days about $800 was raised, and a small wooden church building was erected, which is now a part of the schoolhouse. The society, however, was not entirely out of debt and ready to hold the first services until March, 1866.... The Society is now (1884) in a flourishing condition." Page 435.9
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at http://connorcolfour.blogspot.com Connor/Sullivan Genealogy Blog
    on 1 April 2010.10

Family: Margaret Welsch b. 1825, d. 20 Sep 1890

Citations

  1. [S224] Connor-Colfour Family, Research of Daniel R. Schattnik, 24 pages, Received via U.S. mail February 13, 2001 from Daniel Schattnik Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  2. [S262] Patrick Connor, Funeral record.
  3. [S278] Patrick Connor Monument, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.
  4. [S1973] Patrick Connor, Illinois, Physician's Certificate of Death, Family History Library, MF# 004004754, Image #01206.
  5. [S973] 1860 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, Page 29, line 18, Ancestry.com, accessed August 5, 2009.
  6. [S1172] Evanston Index, April 10, 1880, page 2.
  7. [S225] Margaret Connor Grave card, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.
  8. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Patrick Connor; created by: Lori Reiss; added: 23 Sep 2012; Find A Grave Memorial 97669941. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/97669941/patrick-connor. Accessed June 8, 2018.
  9. [S90] Alfred T. Andreas, History of Cook County, Illinois.
  10. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.
  11. [S530] 1880 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, ED218, page 306C, line 34, MF#1254201 Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rose Mary Connor

F, b. 24 March 1895, d. before 1942

Citations

  1. [S2364] St. Mary Church, Evanston, Illinois, "St. Mary Church Record," Baptismal entry, MF# 1548257, Rose Mary Connor.
  2. [S2374] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, Ed 1156; Page 27A, Ancestry.com, accessed August 17, 2016.
  3. [S399] Devine, Charles - Heirship Report Doc 418; Page 107, No. 43 P 72.

Ruth Connor

F, b. 2 February 1888, d. December 1971

Family: Daniel J. Harrigan b. 11 May 1887, d. 15 Mar 1965

Citations

  1. [S218] Letter, Harriet Sowinski to Nancy Connor Post, Not dated, Original letter in the possession of Nancy Post, copy in possession of Elaine Beaudoin.
  2. [S1280] Mary Jane Harrigan, Illinois birth certificate no. 1288, FamilySearch.org, accessed December 30, 2010 (September 16, 1917).
  3. [S1422] Cook County, Illinois Marriage Indexes, 1914-1942, online www.ancestry.com, Harrigan-Connor marriage, Ancestry.com, accessed October 26, 2011; License number 0742781.
  4. [S92] James Connor Interment Card, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.
  5. [S92] James Connor Interment Card, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, Lot 44, Block 4, Sect Q.
  6. [S375] Nancy Post, "Post, Nancy - Connor Ahnentafel."

Theresa Connor

F, b. 14 June 1889, d. circa 11 April 1890

Citations

  1. [S170] Connor - White/Bowler, Family Groupsheet.
  2. [S218] Letter, Harriet Sowinski to Nancy Connor Post, Not dated, Original letter in the possession of Nancy Post, copy in possession of Elaine Beaudoin.
  3. [S653] Unknown author, Industrial Chicago, p. 746.
  4. [S145] John A. Connor Cemetery Information, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.
  5. [S145] John A. Connor Cemetery Information, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, South 1/2 Lot 14, Bl 9, Sect D.

Thomas Connor

M, b. 1810, d. 28 September 1888
  • Birth: Thomas was born in 1803.1
  • Birth*: He was born in 1810.2
  • Emigration*: He emigrated, in 1855. Point of origin: an unknown place .1
  • Census 1860*: He and Katherine Connor appeared on the 1860 census of 16 June 1860 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Occupation: Thomas Connor was a laborer on 16 June 1860.2
  • Anecdote*: (an unknown value).
  • Biography: In the History of Cook County, Illinois: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, by A. T. Andreas, Published by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, 1884 additional information about St. Mary's Church is provided.


    "St. Mary's Roman Catholic -- This Church, the only one of the denomination in Evanston, was organized and a lot purchased in July, 1864. The ground was upon the present site of the church, on the southeast corner of Lake Street and Oak Avenue. Among the best known original members of the Church were George Kearney, William O'Connell, Michael Cunningham, Francis McLaughlin, Thomas Conner (sic), Patrick Conner (sic), James Conner (sic), John Sharp and Patrick Furlong. In a few days about $800 was raised, and a small wooden church building was erected, which is now a part of the schoolhouse. The society, however, was not entirely out of debt and ready to hold the first services until March, 1866.... The Society is now (1884) in a flourishing condition." Page 435.3
  • Death*: Thomas died on 28 September 1888 at Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.1,4
  • Burial*: He was buried on 30 September 1888 at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.5
  • Biography*: Thomas and his sister Katherine were twins per Katherine's May 8, 1897 obituary.
  • Blog*: He was mentioned in a blog at http://connorcolfour.blogspot.com Connor/Sullivan Genealogy Blog
    on 1 April 2010.6

Citations

  1. [S165] Evanston Review, May 8, 1897.
  2. [S1152] 1860 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston, Washington, DC, page 32, Ancestry.com, accessed March 25, 2010.
  3. [S90] Alfred T. Andreas, History of Cook County, Illinois.
  4. [S278] Patrick Connor Monument, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA.
  5. [S398] Evanston Index, September 29, 1888, 3.
  6. [S665] Elaine Beaudoin's personal knowledge Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files.