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Francis Marion Conner
Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Feb 22, 1924
Francis Marion Conner died at his residence on W. Main street on Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. after having been in ill health for many months. A brief service at the house at 10 o'clock was conducted by Rev. JB Johnson, followed by a funeral at union Church in charge of Rev. CG Airhart. Burial in Union Cemetery. Those present from a distance were Frank Conner of Winnemac, Mrs. Sophia Carter of Indianapolis; Mrs. Susan Whittington of Crawfordsville, Wallace Conner of Sewaren, NJ; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gilkey of Champaign, Ill and Mr. and Mrs. Emory Banta. Six members of Raymond Todd Post American Legion acted as pall bearers. Mr. Conner was born in Brown Twp, Montgomery County Feb 6, 1848. His boyhood was spent in Brown Township. During the latter period of the Civil War at the age of 16 he volunteered and served until the end of the war with the 138th reg. IVI Co. D. On Sept 3, 1868 he was united in marriage to Mary Anna Mitchell, daughter of Alfred and Samantha Mitchell. To them were born six children: three of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are WW Conner of Sewaren, NJ; Mrs. Lora Gilkey of Champaign, Ill; and Mrs. Rose Moore who lives on the farm North of Waveland. The faithful companion is left to mourn with her children their common loss. During the first few years of their married life, Mr. and Mrs. Conner lived in the states of Kansas and Missouri but for nearly 40 years have resided in the community in which he died. Mr. Conner was a member of the GAR and of the K of P. While he had never united with the church, nor publicly professed christianity, yet he was a true chirstian as attested by his life. He acknowledged Christ as his Savior and expressed himself as willing and ready to answer the great call. In addition to the wife and three children there are four grandchildren, two daughters and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Moore and little son of Mr. and Mrs. WW Conner. Mr. Conner was not only a kind and loving father and husband, but a loyal friend and good neighbor. He had a good word for everyone and none was ever heard to speak ill of him, but only those nearest and dearest to him know just how kind and how patient he was through all life's trials and during his last sickness. His honorable upright life should be an inspiration to all who knew him.
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Feb 18,1924
Waveland, Feb 18 -- F.M. Conner a veteran of the civil war known among his friends as "Dock," died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at his home here after an illness of sevearl months with a complication of diseases. Mr. Conner was 76 and has spent most o fhis life in this community. He is survived by his wife and 3 children: Mrs. Robert Moore of Waveland, Mrs. Gilkey of Champaign, Ill and Wallace Conner of Thewan NJ. Funeral services will be held Wed at 11 o'clock at Old Union church and will be in charge of Rev. CL Airhart of Crawfordsville. burial will take place at Old Union Cemetery.
Source: Crawfordsville Review Feb 19, 1924 p 7
Waveland, Feb 18 – Francis Marion Conner, aged resident and Civil War veteran of this place, died at 7 o’clock this morning after an illness of several months with chronic neruritis. The deceased was born in Francesville, Ind the son of John and Cassandra Conner. On Sept 3, 1869, he was married to Mary O. Mitchell. During the civil war he served with Company D, 138th Indiana regiment, volunteer infantry. He enlisted at the age of 16 and served for three years. He had been a resident of Waveland and the vicinity for 37 years and was very well known here. He was a member of the GAR and of the K of P Lodge. He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. Victor S. Gilkey of Champaign, Ill, Mrs. Robert Moore, Waveland, and WW Conner of Sewaren, NJ. Funeral services will be held at the Old Union Church at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning.========
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