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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Conner Family

I have done an extensive post on Ervin McCoy Conner and his wife, Mary A. Rhodes athttp://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2009/09/ervin-mccoy-conner-married-mary.html

I have done one on McCoy Conner (Mack Coy Conner) and Margaret Alice Ensley at

Now I would like to do a post on the children of McCoy Conner (Mack Coy Conner) and Margaret Alice Ensley:
Lillian Vianna Conner (1/9/1887-1/15/1984) married Bailey Bright Reese
William S. Conner (5/1889-?) married ?Minnie Conner (5/19/1889-5/24/1979) married Lee Franklin Fowler
James Coy Conner (9/23/1892-2/24/1987) married Lillie Mae Baldwin
Hattie Louester Conner (9/10/1893-10/1974) married James Lewis Holt
Floyd Washington Conner (2/2/1895-3/22/1936) married Ora Dell Waldrop
William Jeter Conner (6/15/1897-?) married Virgia Elizabeth Trantham "Virgie"
Alice Conner
(3/1899-?) married ?Fred Conner (10/11/1901-2/21/1968) married Inez Davis
Gertrude "Gertie" Conner (7/15/1903-3/1987) married Ollie Clyde Knipp

1) My Great Grandmother was Lillian Vianna Conner and she married Bailey Bright Reese. I have done an extensive post on them at

2) William S. Conner (DOB 5/1889 in Madison County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) I have not found anything on William S. Conner so I don't know if he survived into adulthood or who he may have married or when he died. If you notice, he and Minnie Conner were both born in May, 1889. This would indicate that they were twins. On the other hand, there is NO Minnie listed in the 1900 Census so it's possible that William S. Conner was actually Minnie Conner and there was some kind of confusion on the part of the census taker. Here is the 1900 Census:


1900 U.S. Census of Meder Fork (sic, should be Meadow Fork), Spring Creek Township, Madison County, NC, Roll T623-1205, Pg 10A, ED 86, Ancestry.com has indexed as "Conner, M.A." or "Canner, M.A."
Conner, M.A. (sic, should be Conner, M.C.), Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born July _blank_, 40 yrs old, Married 20 yrs, born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Can read & write, Farmer, rents farm
Conner, Morley A. or Money A. (sic, should be Conner, Margaret A.), W, F, Bornn Oct _blank_, 42 yrs old, Married 20 yrs, 10 children with 8 still living, born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Sillie (sic, indexed as Sillie but should be Lillie Conner), Daughter, W, F, born in Jan _blank_, 13 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Wm. S., Son, W, M, May, _blank_, 11 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Coy, Son, W, M, Born in Sept _blank_, 9 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Hottie (sic should be hattie Conner), Daughter, W, F, Born in Sept _blank_, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Floyed (sic, should be Floyd Conner), Son, W, M, Born in Feb _blank_, 5 ys old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Jeter C. (sic, should be William Jeter), Son, W, M, Born in June _blank_, 6 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Alice, Daughter, W, F, Born in March _blank_, 1 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

3) Minnie Conner (DOB 5/19/1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio; DOD 5/24/1979 in Madison County, NC). In his younger days, Mack Conner attended some kind of political rally at a church. He was a Democrat. He was standing outside the church listening at the window. The speaker said something like, "You'll never find a man as fine as ________." Great Great Grandpa Mack yelled "You are looking at such a man now!" He disrupted the meeting and he had to leave so he wouldn't be arrested for disturbing the peace. They moved to Ohio to avoid being arrested. Their daughter, Minnie Conner, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. While in Ohio, a woman was murdered and the description of the murderer fit Great Great Grandpa Conner and he was new in the area. One of the witnesses said there was a scar on the murderer's face and Mack didn't have a scar. Also the sheriff called back to Marshall and they gave him a good character reference and told him he could come on back home. If it hadn't been for that scar and his good reputation he could have been hung for a murderer. They moved back home and the rest of their days were spent in Madison County, NC.

Minnie married Lee Franklin Fowler (DOB 6/17/1887 in Hurricane, Haywood County, NC; DOD 4/22/1978 in Madison County, NC) around 1906.

WWI Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918
Lee Franklin Fowler, 30 yrs old, DOB 6/17/1887, Natural Born citizen
Dependents: Wife and three children
Medium Build, Medium Height, Blue Eyes, Light hair
Crippled knee
Precinct: Meadowfork
County: Madison
State: NC
Date: 6/6/1917
(Barely readable and couldn't read a few lines)

1910 U.S. Census of Meadow Fork, Spring Creek Township, Madison County, NC,
Lines 84-86, Dwelling 93, Family 93, "Fowler, Frankling L." (sic), next door to his wife's family, "Conner, Mack C."
Fowler, Frankling L. (sic, should be Franklin Lee), Head, M(ale), W(hite), 22 yrs old, Married, 1st marriage, Married 2 yrs, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Speaks English, Farmer, Can read & write
Fowler, Minnie, Wife, F, W, 19 yrs old, Married, 1st marriage, Married 2 yrs, 1 child and 1 still living, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Speaks English, Farm Laborer on home farm, Can read & write
Fowler, Eula, Daughter, F, W, 1 yr 7/12 mos old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

1920 U.S. Census of Meadow Fork Rd, Meadow Fork, Spring Creek, Madison County, NC, Roll T625-1294, Pg 3B, ED 122, Image 952, Lines 55-59, Dwelling 51, Family 51, "Fowler, Lee"
Fowler, Lee, Head, Owns Farm, M(ale), W(hite), 32 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Fowler, Minnie, Wife, F, W, 30 yrs old, Married, Can read & write, Born in Ohio, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Fowler, Eula, Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old, Single, Can read & write, attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in Ohio
Fowler, Pearl, Daughter, F, W, 6 yrs old, Single, Cannot read & write, attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in Ohio
Fowler, Gwiner (sic), Daughter, F, W, 3 1/2 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in Ohio ( I think this is Grover Fowler in the 1930 Census. )
Fowler, Ethel, Daughter, F, W, 1 5/12 mos old, born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in Ohio

1930 U.S. Census of Hot Springs, Madison County, NC, Roll 1704, Pg 4A, ED 6, Image 705.0, Lines 42-47, Dwelling 82, Family 86, "Fowler, Lee", Ancestry.com has him indexed as Farnler, Lee
Fowler, Lee, Head, Owns home worth $1,200, M(ale), W(hite), 42 yrs old, Married at age 20, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Mail Clerk, U.S. Mail
Fowler, Minnie, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old, Married at age 17, Born in Ohio, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Fowler, Eula, Daughter, F, W, 21 yrs old, Single, born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in Ohio
Fowler, Pearl, Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old, Single, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in Ohio
Fowler, Grover, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old, Single, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in Ohio ( I think this is Gwiner Fowler in the 1920 census. )
Fowler, Ethel, Daughter, F, w, 12 yrs old, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in Ohio

NC Death Collection: Franklin Lee Fowler, Male, White, Married, Age 90, DOB 6/17/1887, Lived in Madison County, NC, died in home, Source Vendor: NC Dept of Health, NC Deaths 1978

NC Death Collection: Minnie Conner Fowler, Female, White, Widowed, SS#240-50-3183, DOB 5/19/1889 in Ohio, Resided in Madison County, NC, DOD 5/24/1979 in Madison County, NC

4) James Coy Connor (DOB 9/23/1891 in Madison County, NC; DOD 2/24/1987 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC). He married Lillie Mae Baldwin (DOB 2/21/1895 in Madison County, NC; DOD 2/24/1981 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC).

They had 2 known children:
a) James McDean Connor ("Dean", DOB about 1917; DOD 3/21/2007 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC) married Mary Lee.
b) Ethel Mary Connor (DOB About 1919, DOD 12/21/2008 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC) married Arthur Alexander Lamb, Sr.

1920 U.S. Census of Civil District #1, Hawkins County, TN, Roll T625-1745, Pg 8B, ED 107, Image 524, Lines 63-67, Dwelling 164, Family 164, "Conner, James C." Ancestry.com has it indexed as "James C. Commer"
Conner, James C., Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 27 yrs old, Married, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer of a general farm
Conner, Lillie M., Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old, Married, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Dean, Son, M, W, 3 2/12 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conner, Ethel M. , Daughter, F, W, 1 10/12 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Rowland, Andrew J., Uncle, M, W, 50 yrs old, Single, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

1930 U.S. Census of East Catawba River Rd, Old Fort, McDowell County, NC, Roll 1704, Pg 23B, ED 16, Image 305.0, Lines 63-66, Dwelling 409, Family 421, "Connor, James C."
Connor, James C., Head, Owns farm worth $2,000, M(ale), W(hite), 38 yrs old, Married at age 23, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm of general farm
Connor, Lillian, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old, Married at age 20, Can read & write, born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Connor, Dean R., Son, M, W, 13 yrs old, Single, Can read & write, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Connor, Ethel M., Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old, Single, Can read & write, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

NC Death Collection: James Coy Connor, Male, White, Wid, SS# 113-10-3348, Father's last name "C", Age 95, DOB 9/23/1891 in NC, Resided in Asheville, Buncombe Cty, NC, DOD 2/24/1987 in Asheville, Buncombe Cty, NC in Nursing Home, Source Vendor: NC Dept Health, NC Deaths

NC Death Collection: Lillie Baldwin Connor, Female, White, Married, SS#237-26-6416, DOB 2/21/1895 in NC, Resided in Asheville, Buncombe Cty, NC, DOD 2/24/1981 in General Hospital, Asheville, NC, Source Vendor: NC Dept Health, NC Deaths 1979-1982

U.S. Obituary Collection with Ancestry.com, Asheville, NC Citizen-Times, 3/22/2007
James McDean Connor, 90, of 165 Elk Mountain Rd, Asheville, passed away Wednesday, Mary 21, 2007, at his home.
A native of Madison County, he had resided in Buncombe County for most of his life. He retired from Marshall's Oil Company and, following his retirement, worked with Biltmore Oil Company. He was a member of Elk Mountain Baptist Church and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was the son of the late James Coy and Lillie Baldwin Connor, and was also preceded in death by his son, James McDean "Mike" Connor, Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Lee Connor, of the home; grandson, James McDean "Jamey" Connor III, of Raleigh; granddaughter, Ashley Connor Taylor and husband, Eddie, of Candler; great-granddaughter, Sydney Lyn Connor, of Raleigh; sister, Ethell Lamb, of Hickory; and daughter-in-law, Debi Bell and husband, Lee, of Asheville.
The funeral will be held at 2pm Friday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Woodard Officiating.
Burial will be in Elk Mountain Cemetery, with military rites provided by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Volunteer Memorial Team.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Elk Mountain Baptist Church, 197 Elk Mountain Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804

U.S. Obituary Collection, Asheville, NC Citizens-Times, Publication Date: 12/22/2008, "Ethell C. Lamb"
Ethell Mary Connor Lamb (sic), 90, of 094 2nd Street N.E., passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008.
A resident of Buncombe County most of her life, she had resided in Hickory for the past 3 1/2 years. Mrs. Lamb retired from NOAA as a Key Punch Operator and was a member of the Church of the Redeemer where she served on the Alter Guild and Vestry.
She was the daughter of the late James Coy and Lillie Mae Baldwin Connor and the wife of the late Arthur Alexander Lamb, Sr.
Surviving are her sons, Arthur A. Lamb Jr. and wife, Kaye L., of North Wilkesboro, and James Lamb and wife, Kathy, of Newton; granddaughters, Elizabeth Lamb-Scronce, of Hickory and Leslie Lamb, of Asheville; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Connor, of Woodfin.
The funeral service will be held 2:30pm Tusdeay at the Church of the Redeemer with Father Hanks officiating.
Burial will follow in Ahselawn Gardens of Memory.
The family will recieve friends from 1:45-2:15pm Tuesday at the church.

5) Hattie Louester Conner (DOB 9/10/1893 in Hurricane, Haywood County, NC; DOD 10/31/1974 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). She married, first, Adolphus Cecil Keith, Sr. (DOB 2/1889 in NC; DOD between 1918-1919 in ? ). They had one son:
a) Adolphus Cecil Keith, Jr. (DOB 1/10/1913 in Madison County, NC; DOD 6/9/1997 in Henderson County, NC) married Quanita ? .

She married, second, James Lewis Holt (DOB 5/5/1887 in Bylue, Newport, TN; DOD 10/2/1957 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) about 1910. They had 4 children:
a) Beulah Holt (DOB 2/8/1921 in Bluff, Madison County, NC; DOD 6/22/1998 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Walter Alan Curtis.
b) Eula Holt (DOB 2/8/1921 in Madison County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married Claude Woodrow Seagle.
c) James Bruce Holt "Ralph" (DOB 1/14/1923 in Bluff, Madison County, NC; DOD 8/4/2005 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Maxine Kopta.
d) Faye Holt (DOB 10/1929 in Madison County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married Wallace Kress Lavender.

WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, J. Lewis Holt, Registration #739, #36, Roll 1765688, Draftboard 0, Enlisted in Madison County, NC
J. Lewis Holt of Bluff, Madison County, NC
DOB 5/5/1887 in Bylue, TN
White, Natural Born Citizen
Occupation: Farming for self in Bluff, Madison County, NC
Nearest relatives: Father and Mother
Single
Disability: Hook eyes
Medium Build, Medium height, Brown eyes and Black hair
Signed by J. Lewis Holt's mark
in Madison County, NC on 6/5/1917

1920 U.S. Census of Spring Creek Rd, Spring Creek, Madison County, NC, Roll T625_1294, Pg 2B, ED 126, Image 1046, Lines 57-59, Dweling 32, Family 33, "Halt, James L." (sic, should be James L Holt and it looks like James L. Holt, but was indexed as James I. Halt). Living next to Merris A. Holt and 5 houses away from James H. and Melvina Holt
Halt, James I. (sic), Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 32 yrs old, Married, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in SC, Teamster, Lumber hand (sic)
Halt, Hattie, Wife, F, W, 26 yrs old, Married, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Keith, Cecil, Stepson, M, W, 7 yrs old, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

1930 U.S. Census of #8 Township, State Hwy 209, Spring Creek, Madison County, NC, Roll 1704, Pg 6B-7A, ED 18, Image 1004.0, Lines 96-100 and Lines 1-2, Dwelling 122, Family 122, "Halt, Lewis" (sic, should be Lewis Holt)
Halt, Lewis, Head, Rents farm, M(ale), W(hite), 43 yrs old, Married at age 33, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Veteran of WWI
Halt, Hattie, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old, Married at age 17, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Halt, Cecil, Son (sic, Cecil is James' stepson and was actually Cecil Keith) , M, W, 17 yrs old, Single, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Halt, Ula (sic), Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Halt, Bula (sic), Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
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Halt, Ralph, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Halt, Fay, Daughter, F, W, 7/12 mos old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

Obituary of James Lewis Holt, Spartanburg Herald Journal, 10/3/1952, Pg 33, 3rd column, bottom
James Lewis Holt (paraphrased), 69 yrs old native of Newport, TN. Lived in Drayton, Spartanburg, SC. DOD 10/2/1957 in Spartanburg General Hospital. Retired farmer, member of Bluff Baptist Church of Bluff, Madison County, NC. Veteran Of WWI. Son of Jim Holt and Vinnie Ellenburg.

Social Security Death Index: Hattie Holt, SS#248-88-2277, Last resided in Spartanburg, Sptbg County, SC, 29302, DOB 10/9/1893, DOD 10/1974, issued in SC 1965

6) Floyd Washington Connor (DOB 2/2/1895 in Bluff, Madison County, NC; DOD 3/22/1936 in Madison County, NC). He married Ora Dell Waldroup (DOB 12/1/1895 in NC; DOD 12/20/1976 in Concord, Cabarrus County, NC).



WWI Draft Registration Card, Floyd Washington Conner, FLH Roll #1765688, Draft Board 0, rder #451, of Bluff, NC
DOB 2/3/1895
illegible
Marshall, NC
Occupation: Farming
illegible
Medium Height and Build, Black eyes, Black hair
Signed by him on 6/3/1914 in Meadowfork, Madison County, NC

1920 U.S. Census of Front St, Spartanburg Ward 6, Spartanburg, SC, Roll T625_1711, Pg 5B, ED 119, Image 420, Lines 94-95, Dwelling 103, Family 114, "Conner, Floyd M." (sic, looks like Floyd W. Conner but is indexed as Floyd M. Conner)
Conner, Floyd M. (sic), Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 24 yrs old (DOB would be 1896), Married, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Carpenter of house for wages
Conner, Ara (sic, looks like Ora but is indexed as Ara Conner), F, W, 24 yrs old, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in TN

1930 U.S. Census of State Hwy 209, Spring Creek, Madison County, NC, Roll 1704, Pg 1A, ED 18, image 993.0, Lines 24-31, Dwelling 5, Family 5, "Conn, Floyd" (sic, should be Floyd Conner, it looks like Conor but is indexed as Conn)
Conn, Floyd (sic), Head, Rents farm, M(ale), W(hite), 35 yrs old, Married at age 23, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Tanner for Lumber co.
Conn, Ord (sic, it looks like Ora Conor but is indexed as Ord Conn), Wife, F, W, 34 yrs old, Married at age 22, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conn, Buena, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old, Attends school, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conn, Burgess, Son, M, W, 8 yrs old, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conn, Jack, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conn, James, Son, M, W, 3/1/12 mos old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conn, Dorothy, Daughter, F, W, 2 2/12 mos old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conn, Altha, Daughter, F, W, 6/12 mos old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

Death Certificate #435, Registration District #58-07, Certificate 3, Floyd Washington Conner, DOD 3/22/1936 in Township #8, Madison County, NC
Usual Residence: Bluff, Madison County, NC
Male, White, Married to Ora Waldroupe
DOB 1895 in Marshall, NC, 41 yrs, 1 mos, 20 days old
Occupation: Farmer on own farm
Father: Mack Conner, born in Henderson County, NC
Mother: Alice Connor born in Madison County, NC
Informant: Jeter Coner (sic) of Bluff, NC
DOD 3/22/1936. Physician attended deceased from 3/16/1936 to 3/22/1936 and last saw him alive on 3/22/1936. Death occurred at 12:30pm.
Cause of Death: Pneumonia, labor, left (duration since 3/14/1936), No autopsy
Burried on 3/23/1936 at Bluff Cemetery, Madison county, NC
Undertaker: Parris Dunn Funeral Home

NC Death Collection: Ora Waldrop Conner, Female, White, Widowed, DOB 12/1/1895, Residing Cabarrus Cty, NC, DOD 12/20/1976 in Concord, Cabarrus Cty, NC, Source Vendor: NC Dept of Health, NC Deaths 1976-1977

Social Security Death Index: Ora Conner, SS#243-34-0350, Last resided in Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, NC, 28081, DOB 12/1/1895, DOD 12/1976, issued in NC before 1951

7) William Jeter Connor (DOB 6/15/1897 in Joe, Meadow Fork, Madison County, NC; DOD 11/1985 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). He married Virgia Elizabeth Trantham "Virgie" (DOB 10/2/1899 in Hurricane, Haywood County, NC; DOD 7/4/1952 in Clyde, Haywood County, NC). They had 2 children:
a) Carl Connor (DOB 1/1/1920 in Shut In Rd, Madison County, NC; DOD 12/10/1924 in Madison County, NC of some type of pneumonia)
b) Chad Connor (These dates are for Chadwick B. Connor and it could be either of two different men: Chad Connor or C. Burgan Connor. DOB: 6/18/1923 in Madison County, NC; DOD 10/16/1989 in News, Newport News, Virginia).

1930 U.S. Census of State Hwy 209, Spring Creek, Madison County, NC, Roll 1704, Pg 1A, ED 18, Image 993.0, Lines 38-40, "Conor, Jeter" (sic, should be Jeter Connor)
Conor, Jeter (sic), Head, Rents farm, M(ale), W(hite), 33 yrs old, Married at age 21, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Conor, Virgie, Wife, F, W, 29 yrs old, Married at age 18, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conor, Chad, Son, M, W, 6 yr sold, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

Social Security Death Index: William Conner, SS#248-24-0627, Last resided in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, NC, 29301, DOB 6/15/1897, DOD 11/1985, issued in SC before 1951

Obituary of William J. Conner in Spartanburg Herald Journal, 11/9/1985, Pg A10, 2nd column, top
William J. Conner (paraphrased) 88 yrs old, native of Madison County, NC. Lived at 800 Farley Avenue, Spartanburg, SC. Husband of Bea Baker Conner. DOD 11/8/1985 in Spartanburg General Hospital. Retired employee of Drayton Mill and member of Zion Baptist Church in Bluff, Madison County, NC.

8) Alice Conner (DOB 3/1899 in Madison County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ? . I currently know nothing about Alice or if she survived to adulthood.

9) Fred Conner (DOB 10/11/1901 in Joe, Meadow Fork, Madison County, NC; DOD 2/21/1968 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC). He married Inez Davis (DOB 3/5/1903 in Hot Springs, Madison County, NC; DOD 5/25/1978 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC). They had 3 children:
a) Glen Conner (DOB About 1922 in Madison County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?
b) Roy Jennings Conner (DOB 8/2/1923 in Madison County, NC; DOD 12/10/2001 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC) married ?
c) Ben Floyd Conner (DOB 7/18/1927 in Madison County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?

1930 U.S. Census of State Hwy 209, Spring Creek, Madison County, NC, Roll 1704, Pg 5A, ED 18, Image 1001.0, Line 48-50, Dwelling 92, Family 92, "Conor, Mark A." (sic, should be Mack C. Conner) living next door to Fred Conner
Conor, Mark A. (sic), Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite, 68 yrs old, Married at age 23, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in Tennessee, Mother born in Tennessee, Farmer of general farm
Conor, Alice, Wife, F, W, 69 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conor, Fred, Head, Owns farm, M, W, 27 yrs old, Married at age 16, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Conor, Inez, Wife, Can read & write, F, W, 25 yrs old, Married at age 15, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conor, Glen, Son, M, W, 8 yrs old, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conor, Jimmy, Son, M, W, Born 7 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Conor, Ben, Son, M, W, 2 10/12 mos old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

Death Certificate #8091, Registration District #11-95, Fred Conner, DOD 2/21/1968 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC
Fred Conner, DOD 2/21/1968
Male, White, Born in NC, DOB 11/10/1901, 66 yrs old
Died in St Joseph Hospital in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC
Usual Residence: Old Airport Rd, Rt 2, Fletcher, Henderson County, NC
Married to Inez Davis of Old Airport Rd, Rt 2, Fletcher, Henderson County, NC
US citizen, SS# 239-26-7111, Occupation: Retired carpenter at Hawkins Lumber Co.
Father: Mack Conner, Mother: Margaret Alice Ensley
Informant: Mrs. Inez D. Conner, Rt 2, Box 367, Fletcher, Henderson County, NC
Cause of death: Myocardial infarction, ASHD
Other significant conditions: LLL Bronchopneumonia, Autopsy was performed
Physician attended deceased from 10/21/1966 to 2/21/1968 and was last seen on 2/21/1968. Death occurred at 11:30am.
Burial 2/24/1968 at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hot Springs, NC
Funeral Home: Anders-Rice, Asheville, NC

NC Death Collection: Fred Conner, Male, White, Married, DOB 1902, Residing in Buncombe County, NC, DOD 2/21/1968 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, Source Vendor: NC Dept of Health, NC Deaths, 1968-1969

NC Death Collection: Inez Conner, Female, White, Widowed, SS#239-26-7111, DOB 3/5/1903, Resided in Henderson Cty, NC, DOD 5/25/1978 in Henderson Cty, NC, Source Vendor: NC Dept of Health, NC Deaths 1978

Social Security Death Index: Inez Conner, SS#237-06-7948, Last resided in Fletcher, Henderson County, NC, 28732, DOB 3/5/1903, DOD 5/1978, issued in NC 1973

10) Gertrude Conner (DOB 7/15/1903 in Madison County, NC; DOD 3/31/1987 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). She married Ollie Clyde Knipp (DOB 4/17/1896 in Greeneville, Greene County, TN; DOD 7/17/1942 in Limestone, Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC of a heart attack while driving a car). They had 2 children:
a) Dean K. Knipp (DOB 1/24/1921 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 7/4/1922 in Rosman, Transylvania County, NC .
b) Garland Knipp (DOB about 1922 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 12/23/1938 in State School for Feeble-Minded Children in Clinton, Laurens County, SC)

Baby Dean died in his sleep while they were visiting Gertie's sister, Lillian Vianna Conner Reese in Rosman, Transylvania County, NC. My Great Aunt Margaret Alice Reese Young (daughter of Lillian Vianna Conner and Bailey Bright Reese) remembered vividely how Gertie ran down the hall yelling, "Lily, my baby is dead, my baby is dead." Margaret also remembered how they laid the baby out on a table placed in the hall with nickles over his eyes to keep them closed. She said the baby looked just like a doll. He had a tiny white casket.

WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, O. Clide Knipp (sic, should be O. Clyde Knipp), FHL Roll #1877682, Draft Board 3, 1370, No 198
O. Clide Knipp (sic)
Home Address: 190 Farley, Spartanburg, SC
DOB 4/17/1896 in Greene County, TN
Natural born citizen
Occupation: Cotton mill, Spartan Mill in Spartanburg, SC
Single, White, Tall, Slender, Blue eyes, Light hair, not bald
Signed by him on 6/5/1917
Precinct 72, City, State SC

1920 U.S. Census of Farley St, Spartanburg Ward 6, Spartanburg County, SC, Roll T625_1711, Pg 6B, ED 118, Image 370, Ancestry.com, Lines 83-85, "Knipp, Daniel"
Knipp, Daniel, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 66 yrs old (DOB would be About 1854), Married, Can read & write, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN, Laborer in Cotton mill for wages
Knipp, Mary, Wife, F, W, 49 yrs old (DOB would be About 1871), Married, Can read & write, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN
Knipp, Clyde, Son, M, W, 23 yrs old (DOB would be about 1897), Single, Can read & write, Born in TN, Father born in TN, Mother born in TN, Section hand in Cotton mill for wages

Death Certificate # __none__, Registration District #88-1086, Register #1, Dean K. Knipp, DOD 1/4/1922 at Eastatoe, Transylvania County, NC
Male, White, Single, DOB 6/24/1921 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC, 5 mos, 11 days old
Father: Ollie C. Knipp born in TN
Mother: Gertrude Connor born in NC
Informant: D.D. Knipp of Spartanburg, SC
DOD 1/4/1922
Cause of death: "Probably heart failure or apoplexy. Was dead before I saw it but not cold. It's family physician said it had weak heart". -Dr. E.L. English or Rosmon, NC
Burial 1/6/1922 in Bluff, NC (Madison County, NC)
Undertaker: Killpatrick Co. of Brevard, NC

Death Certificate #19394, Registration Distrcit #2902, Registered #69, Garland Knipp, DOD 12/23/1938 in Hunter, Laurens County, NC
Usual Residence: State school for the feeble minded children in Clinton, Laurens County, NC
Male, White, Single, 16 yrs old (DOB would be 1922), Born in SC
Father: O.C. Knipp born in TN
Mother: Gertrude Conner born in NC
Informant: O.C. Knipp of Spartanburg, SC
DOD 12/23/1938. Physician attended deceased from 12/19/1938 to 12/23/1938 and last saw him alive on 12/23/1938. Death occurred at 8:00am
Cause of death: Bronchopneumonia
Contributory Cause: Influenza
Dr. F.L. Webb, MD of Clinton, SC
Burial 12/25/1938 at Bluff, NC (Madison County)
Undertaker: Floyd of Spartanburg, SC

Death Certificate #08732, Registration District #10A, REgistered #60, Ollie Clyde Knipp, DOD 7/17/1942 at Limestone, Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC
Usual Residence: Great Falls, Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC
Male, White, Married to Gertrude Conner Knipp
DOB 1847 (?) in Greeneville, TN, 46 yrs old
Occupation: Textile Worker
Father: Daniel Knipp born in TN
Mother: Mollie Barker born in TN
Informant: Mrs O.C. Knipp of Spartanburg, SC
Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis happened 7/17/1942. Physician attended deceased from 7/17/1942 to 7/17/1942 and last saw him alive on 7/17/1942. Death occurred about 8:00pm.
Burial 7/19/1942 at Hot Springs, NC
Undertaker: Floyd's Mortuary, Spartanburg, SC

Obituary of Ollie Clyde Knipp in Spartanburg Herald Journal, 7/18/1942, Pg 2, 5th column center and 7/19/1942, Pg 2, 4th column bottom
Ollie Clyde Knipp (paraphrased) 46 yrs old, native of Spartanburg County, SC. Made his home in Cherokee Falls for the last 3 weeks. He died 7/17/1942 in Gaffney hospital after heart attack suffered while driving on road in Cherokee County, SC. He was a textile worker, member of Saxon Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, Buried at Hot Springs, Madison County, NC

Obituary of Gertrude Conner Knipp in Spartanburg Herald Journal, 4/1/1987, Pg B3, 4th column bottom
Gertrude Conner Knipp (paraphrased), 84 yrs old, native of Hot Springs, Madison County, NC. Resident of 800 Farley Avenue, Spartanburg, SC. DOD 3/31/1987 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was employed at Spartanburg General Hospital for many years and was a member of Spartanburg Free Will Baptist Church.


Gertrude Conner Knipp with her older sister, Lillian Vianna Conner Reese upon the death of Lillian's son, my Grandfather, William Wilford Reese.
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http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2009/09/samuel-bruce-ensley-and-rachel-pauline.html

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