Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: James Howard Conner

This was my great grandfather's brother, James Howard Conner.  He is buried with his parents in the Russell, Lucas County, Iowa cemetery. 

Obituary is from the 9 Oct 1930 Chariton Patriot and reads:

Young Man Killed in Auto Accident
James Connor, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Connor of Russell, Met Instant Death
James Connor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Connor, of Russell, was killed in an auto accident at Nowlin, South Dakota, on Tuesday, September 30, 1930.  The front wheel on the car in which he was riding broke, and he was thrown some distance from the machine and met almost instant death.

The body was brought to Russell and funeral services were held at that place on Saturday afternoon, followed by Internment in the Russell cemetery.

Mr. Connor was 31 years of age and is survived by his parents adn by five brothers, Albert of Huron, South Dakota; Orval of Capa, South Dakota; Lawrence of Sacramento, California; Ansel of Omaha, Nebraska, and Miles of Ottomwa, South Dakota.  All were present at the last sad rites except Orval, of Capa, and Lawrence of California.

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