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Friday, September 25, 2015

Brooke Is A Free Spirit

Jenny took this photo of her daughter, Brooke. They are so uninhibited at this age, so natural. Jenny captioned the photo with a quote from Khalil Gibran and I tried to scrapbook it to match the sentiment. "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair."




Brooke's Summer Story

Jenny had such a funny story about her daughter, Brooke. When our niece went to pick up her little girl from daycare, the daycare teacher asked Jenny what style deodorant they use. Jenny told her they use roll ons. She replied, "I thought so. When Brooke got her lollipop, she raised her arm and rolled it under her armpit and proceeded to do the same under her other arm!" I have not been able to stop laughing about that! So here is the way I scrapped her funny story.



Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thriller Thursday - Thomas Burgen Connor and Lillian Mariah Morrow

Thriller Thursday is a daily blogging prompt on Geneabloggers.com used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites. Are there murders, bizarre accidents or other thrilling stories among your family history? Tell us about them.

Thomas Burgin Connor would be my 1st cousin 5 times removed, i.e. a pretty distant cousin. But his life was so interesting that I did the research and here are the results.

Thomas Burgess Connor was born 3/27/1873 in Henderson County, NC to William "Billy" Albert Conner (DOB About 1838 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC; DOD 3/4/1893 in Bat Cave, Henderson County, NC) and Elizabeth Harriet Williams (DOB 3/30/1836 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 10/23/1911 in Bat Cave, Henderson County, NC). Thomas Burgin Conner was the 10th of 13 children, 6 boys and 7 girls.

1880 U.S. Census of Edneyville, Henderson County, North Carolina; Roll: 967; Family History Film: 1254967; Page: 238B; Enumeration District: 095; Image: 0470, Family 110, Lines 27-39, "William A. Conner", Family 111, Lines 40-44, "Albert Conner"
William A. Conner, W(hite), M(ale), 53 yrs old (DOB 1827), Head, Married, Farmer, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hariett E. Conner, W, F, 44 yrs old (DOB 1836), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
George W. Conner, W, M, 22 yrs old (DOB 1858), Son, Single, Farm hand, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Laura E. Conner, W, F, 21 yrs old (DOB 1859), Daughter, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Synthia S. Conner (sic), W, F, 15 yrs old (DOB 1865), Daughter, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Marcus N. Conner, W, M, 13 yrs old (DOB 1867), Son, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
William Conner, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Vernette B. Conner, W, F, 10 yrs old (DOB 1870), Daughter, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mary J. Conner, W, F, 9 yrs old (DOB 1871), Daughter, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Samuel B. Conner, W, M, 8 yrs old (DOB 1872), Son, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Thomas B. Conner, W, M, 7 yrs old (DOB 1873), Son, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Naomi Conner, W, F, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Daughter, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hattie T. Conner, W, F, 3 yrs old (DOB 1877), Daughter, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Albert Conner, W, M, 46 yrs old (DOB 1834), Head, Married, Farmer, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sarah Conner, W, F, 46 yrs old (DOB 1834), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Manda L. Conner, W, F, 13 yrs old (DOB 1867), Daughter, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mattie Conner, W, F, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Daughter, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Eliza Conner, W, F, 9 yrs old (DOB 1871), Daughter, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


Thomas Burgen Conner married Lillian Mariah Morrow on 6/9/1892 in Henderson County, NC. Lilly Morrow was born 8/24/1875 in Henderson County to James Pinckney Morrow and Tinchy A. Huntley.

NC Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
Name: Lillie Morrow Connor
[Lillie Morrow Morrow]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Event Type: Delayed Birth
Birth Date: 24 Aug 1875
Birth County: Henderson
Parent1 Name: James P Morrow
Parent2 Name: Tinsey A Huntly
Roll number: NCVR_B_C050_68001
Volume: 3
Page: 139


NC Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
Name: Thos Conner
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1874
Marriage Date: 9 Jun 1892
Marriage Place: Henderson, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Lillie Marrow (sic)
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 16
Event Type: Marriage

Thomas Burgin Connor and Lily Morrow had 8 children. T.B. Conner and Lillian Morrow had 3 boys but they all died as children (one was an infant). They had 5 girls who lived into adulthood.

1) Horace Monroe Connor (DOB 6/1/1893 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 1/17/1901 in Henderson County, NC at the age of 7 years old).

2) Cleo Gwendolyn Connor (DOB 2/18/1895 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 5/1962 in Volusia County, FL) married Jasper Leo Grubbs (DOB 3/11/1889 in Kinston, Lenoir County, NC; DOD 2/3/1948 in St. Johns County, FL).

3) Nora Jane Connor (DOB 3/3/1897 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 2/26/1969 in Henderson County, NC) married Russell Wilkie Drake (DOB 11/26/1896 in NC; DOD 2/7/1969 in VA Hospital, Oteen, Henderson County, NC).

4) Fred Connor (DOB 2/15/1899 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 6/16/1901 in Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC at the age of 2 yrs old)

5) Annie Mae Connor (DOB 11/13/1901 in Henderson County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married first Artie Estill Truett (DOB 8/7/1889 in Tattnall County, GA; DOD 3/9/1965 in Gadsden County, FL). They divorced between 1925-1930. They had Anetha Marie Truett Bugas. She married second Basil Smith Cole, Sr. (DOB 2/4/1893 in PA; DOD 1/14/1976 in Evanston, Uinta County, WY). They had Jean Pierre "J.P." Cole.

6) Ella Jay Connor (DOB 2/22/1905 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 3/7/1999 in Suwannee County, FL) married Harold Scarborough Wolfe (DOB 2/11/1900 in Suwannee County, FL; DOD 8/27/1990 in Suwannee County, FL).

7) James Guy Connor (DOB 9/8/1909 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 2/19/1910 in Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC at the age of 5 mos)

8) Dorothy Virginia Connor (DOB 8/24/1911 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 6/9/1975 in New Smyrna, Volusia County, FL) married ? Kirkland (DOB ? in ? ; DOD ? in ? )



1900 U.S. Census of Edneyville, Henderson County, North Carolina; Roll: 1200; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1241200, Family 28, Lines 31-38, "Thomas Conner" (sic)
Thomas Conner, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Mar, 1873, 27 yrs old, Married 8 yrs (DOM 1892), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Blacksmith, Rented home
Lillie Conner, Wife, W, F, Born Aug, 1875, 24 yrs old, Married 8 yrs, 4 children with 4 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read an write
Harris Conner (sic), Son, W, M, Born June, 1893, 6 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Cleo Conner, Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1895, 5 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Nora J. Conner, Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1897, 3 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Fred Conner, Son, W, M, Born Feb, 1899, 1 yr old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Robert Freeman, Boarder, W, M, Born Mar, 1884, 16 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm laborer, Can read and write
Elizabeth Morrow, Sister-in-law, Born April, 1888, 12 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write


1910 U.S. Census of 1st Avenue West, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1115; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0078; FHL microfilm: 1375128, Family 98, Lines 68-73, "Thomas B. Conner"
Thomas B. Conner, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 38 yrs old (DOB 1872), 1st marriage, Married 17 yrs (DOM 1893), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Jailor at county jail, Can read and write
Lilly M. Conner, Wife, F, W, 36 yrs old (DOB 1874), 1st marriage, Married 17 yrs, 7 children with 4 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Cleo G. Conner, Daughter, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Nora J. Conner, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1897), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Annie M. Conner, Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1902), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ella Conner, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1920 U.S. Census of Buncombe St, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1305; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 96; Image: 275, Family 23, Lines 5-9, "Thomas Connor"
Thomas Connor, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 46 yrs old (DOB 1874), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Blacksmith shop
Lilly Connor, Wife, F, W, 44 yrs old (DOB 1876), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Jane Connor, Daughter, F, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1898), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
L.J. Connor, Daughter, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Virginia Connor, Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1912), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1930 U.S. Census of Church St, Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina; Roll: 1699; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0009; Image: 29.0; FHL microfilm: 2341433, Family 14, Lines 40-43, "Thomas Connor"
Thomas Connor, Head, Rents home for $20, M(ale), W(hite), 57 yrs old (DOB 1873), Married at age 19 yrs old (DOM 1892), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Blacksmith for state highway commission
Lilly M. Connor, Wife, F, W, 55 yrs old (DOB 1875), Married at age 17 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Virginia C. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Anesty Truett (sic, Anetha Truett), Granddaughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1921), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1940 U.S. Census of Pine St, Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida; Roll: T627_618; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 61-1, Family 395, Lines 43-36, "Harold S. Wolf" (sic)
Harold S. Wolfe, Head, Owns home valued at $5,000, M(ale), W(hite), 40 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married, Attended school 12 yrs, Born in Florida, Lived in the same place in 1935, Manager lumber company
Jay Wolfe, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old (DOB 1905), Married, Attended school 12 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935
Georgia Wolfe, Daughter, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1926), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 9th grade, Born in FL, Lived in the same place in 1935
Lillie M. Connor, Mother-in-law, F, W, 64 yrs old (DOB 1876), Widowed, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935


T.B. Connor was a blacksmith with his own shop, owned a wagon repair shop for awhile in Asheville and was a Sheriff's Deputy, Jailor, Night Watchman and Constable between 1908-1911. It was as a policeman that I found the most interesting stories in the local newspaper. In fact he and his family were often in the Hendersonville French Broad Hustler newspaper. Here are the stories in chronological order.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

The French Broad Hustler, 5/24/1906, Image 1, "Bear Wallow"
Bear Wallow
The cold wave has passed and we are having delightful weather again.
The many friends of Mrs. Harriet Conner are sympathizing with her in her long spell of sickness.
T.B. Conner and family, of Hendersonville, were visiting friends and relatives in this section Sunday. This is Tom's old home and his many friends were glad to see him.
W.M. Conner with a force of hands worked on the old turnpike road last Saturday, which is in a deplorable condition. One more year yet under the present road law before we can get any relief, and by that time some of our mountain roads will be impassable.
...
Ernest Oats and Thad Conner went to Hendersonville, Monday. ALERT.


The French Broad Hustler, 12/12/1907, Image 8, "Annual Statement"
Annual Statement
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September, 1907
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G.W. Conner, register............ $6.12
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T.P. Conner (sic), fir'mn at c h........... $22.50
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Chain-gang claims
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T.B. Conner, Blacksmith work........ $1.65
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The French Broad Hustler, 3/12/1908, Image 3, "Bear Wallow"
T.B. Conner of Hendersonville visited his friends here Sunday.
Joe Conner of Old Fort, is visiting his father at this place.
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The French Broad Hustler, 4/23/1908, Image 3, "Bear Wallow"
The rain the past week has retarded farm work very much and the farmers have put on long faces.

The prospect for an enormous Fruit crop is very favorable at this writing.
...
Mrs. Harriett Conner is home again from Hendersonville where she had been visiting her son, T.B. Conner, the jailor.
...


The French Broad Hustler, 9/3/1908, Image 2, "Robbed of $190: Hereafter Will Put Money In The Bank
Robbed of $190: Hereafter Will Put Money In The Bank
Jack Dill, accused of robbing his grandfather, James Johnson, of Balfour, of $190, was arrested Sunday on the train at Fletcher by Deputy Sheriff Conner. The story runs as follows: Jack Dill roomed with his grandfather at Balfour several nights ago. Johnson had $190 in his pocket on retiring that night. The following morning, Dill made an early disappearance and the sum of money had also disappeared when Johnson made search for it. Dill could not be located, and the officers were notified and a reward of fifty dollars offered for the return of the money. Yesterday the officers were notified that Dill was in town and making a display of his money. Officers Conner and Arledge moved in hot pursuit. Dill was informed of the fact and took the evening train to Asheville. Conner also boarded the train and arrested the accused at Fletcher and an Asheville woman who was with him. The couple was placed in the county jail and after closely searching Dill, nearly a hundred dollars was found in his shoe. He, with the woman, will have a preliminary hearing today.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/10/1908, Image 5
Deputy Conner went over into the supposed religious district of colored people yesterday and arrested the Rev. B.S. Giles, pastor of the Baptist church, and Deacon Dryton Caldwell. They gave $30 bond for their appearance in Magistrate's court at a later date. The finance committee complaining that the above named parties held $25 dollars of the church funds, swore out an indictment for their arrest.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/24/1908, Image 3, "Army Deserter Located"
Army Deserter Located
Preston Fisher, of Flat Rock, being wanted by Uncle Sam for deserting the army service in New York and being closely pursued by Sheriff Freeman and Deputy Conner yesterday, was getting into close quarters when the latter named officers arrested him at his father's barn. Fisher deserted the army this summer and Chief Reece has been holding papers for his arrest for which a $50 reward has been offered. The sheriff and his deputy went early yesterday morning and watched for the offender whom they soon located and arrested on the charge of larceny. In the meantime Chief Reece was sent for but before he arrived on the scene, Fisher put up his $100 bond on the larceny charge, and was released, making good his escape from Reece. The officers think that Fisher will be more difficult to find than before.


The French Broad Hustler, 10/15/1908, Image 5, "Turned Out"
When the Bryan Club met at the court house last Thursday night for their usual weekly meeting, they found the doors locked and the building dark. Deputy Connor informed Col. Pickens that the commissioners had decided not to allow the Bryan Club to meet there in the future.
Why?
Who owns the building?
Whose taxes are paying for it?
Who pays the janitor?
Who pays for the repairs?
Do the republicans only own the Henderson county court house or does that fine building belong to ALL the people?
Some people think that possibly the number of county commissioners might be added to with profit to the whole country!
They condescended to give no reason, no notice, just an arbitrary refusal to allow a portion of Henderson County tax payers the use of their own building.
To the county commissioners of Henderson county it was nothing that a body of tax payers, including a number of ladies, should be curtly denied the use of a public building for a public meeting, without notice or chance to make other preparation.
Many folks think the commissioners overstepped their authority in refusing the use of the court room to a body of tax payers possibly just because they were no of their particular political faith and look to the time when Henderson county will elect men who are servants of ALL the people.
The club tramped around and finally decided to meet at the opera house. Capt. Wofford called a meeting to order. Short talks were made, and the following resolutions adopted:
The committee made the following report: whereas we exceedingly regret the spirit manifested by our county commissioners in locking the court house room upon the Bryan Club and thereby denying the principal taxpayers of this county and the ladies of Hendersonville many or whom are honorary members of this Club, the pleasure and profit of these meetings. Be it therefore resolved that we regard such action as unkind, selfish and mean. Signed by S.V. Pickens, W.L. Miller and Sam Hardin, committee. Mr. Ray, Mr. Crowder and Mr. Pickens made some remarks in regard to our club being shut out of the court room. By motion the resolutions were adopted.
Joseph Crowder was unanimously elected vice-president.
J.W. Wofford, President
S.Y. Bryson, Secretary


The French Broad Hustler, 12/3/1908, Image 1, "Louis Hyder In Jail"
Louis Hyder was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Connor, last Saturday night, with the assistance of John Smathers, and after a desperate struggle was bound and brought to town and is now in jail, where an effort is being made to determine his mental condition. Hyder, was captured on the Ridge near Jim Hyder's home. He was well armed and only after a hard chase and a terrific struggle he was subdued and bound. He is of a very powerful build, served four years four years in the United States army, and probably 30 years of age. He was confined in the jail here some few months ago, but seeming to improve, was released. He has threatened to burn his father's property, seems to be of a sullen and morose disposition and when examined by Dr. Waldrop, Judge Pace and Sheriff Freeman, refused to talk except by nods and shakes of his head. Not long ago Louis wrote the steel trust that he intended building a new railroad here, and received from them a long letter asking for more definite information as to just what kind of an equipment he desired.


The French Broad Hustler, 12/10/1908, Image 3, "Annual Statement"
Annual Statement
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February, 1908
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General County Road Fund
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T.B. Conner, sbf. fees....... $2.60
T.B. Conner sup. for gang..... $12.47
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March, 1908
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T.B. Conner jail fees.......... $62.00
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T.B. Conner fireman C.H....... $96.50
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April, 1908
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T.B. Conner fir at ct hs......... $18.00
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T.B. Conner, jail fees.............. $28.35
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T.B. Conner, j'l f wk lwn mo...... $2.90
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May, 1909
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T.B. Conner, jail fees........ $51.85
T.B. Conner, firman crt hs..... $12.50
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General County Road Funds
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T.B. Conner, jail fees.......... $4.25
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June, 1908
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General County Road Funds
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T.B. Conner, jail fees......... $3.65
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The French Broad Hustler, 12/31/1908, Image 1
Tom Conner is Sheriff Blackwell's deputy. The Sheriff is living in the jail himself and has about ten guests there now.


The French Broad Hustler, 2/25/1909, Image 1
Louis Hyder was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Conner, Saturday, near Dermid's store, and after a terrific struggle was safely landed in the county jail. He has been examined by Judge Pace and Dr. Waldrop, pronounced insane, and, as soon as possible, will be taken to Morganton.


The French Broad Hustler, 4/22/1909, Image 1
Henry Owens, escaped Feb. 8, captured by Sheriff Conner at Union, SC, where he was known as Kid Maxwell (col.), arrested there for stealing pair of pants, brought back Tuesday night.


The French Broad Hustler, 4/29/1909, Image 1, "News Of This Live Town"
News Of This Live Town
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Deputy Sheriff Conner has returned from Raleigh where he left Louis Hyder in the insane asylum. The big deputy had a strenuous time, Hyder who is extremely powerful, refusing to walk from one train to another and Sheriff Conner was obliged to "tote" him bodily at the necessary transfers


The French Broad Hustler, 5/27/1909, Image 1, "$500 Worth Of Groceries"
$500 Worth Of Groceries
Dave Harris, colored, was arrested Sheriff Connor, Saturday, charged with stealing $500 worth of groceries from Hendersonville Wholesale Grocery Company, by whom he was employed as a driver. He was given a preliminary hearing, Tuesday, before Squire Dermid, and bound over to court under heavy bond, which he was unable to furnish.


The French Broad Hustler, 5/27/1909, Image 5
Ed. Sligh, a gentleman of dark complexion, was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Connor, charged with assault on Alberta Sanders. He was given a hearing before Squire Hood, Tuesday, and bound over to court.


The French Broad Hustler, 7/15/1909, Image 3, "A Moonshine Raid"
A Moonshine Raid
Sheriff Blackwell, Deputies Otis Powers and Tom Conner, accompanied by ex-chief of police Det Reece, went after a moonshine still in upper Green River section recently, and if they didn't get the still or the moonshiners they had an experience that will last them for awhile.
The night was black. Very black. There was no moon, no stars, and as they neared the spot where they had been informed the corn liquor was being made, they clamored over rocks and fallen trees, held on to bushes, and waded creeks waist high, until they saw a cabin with a solitary light in the window.
Stumbling along through the inky darkness of the night, they dislodged a boulder from its resting place and it went crashing and roaring down the mountain side, awakening a million echoes, and arousing the sleeping owls and birds.
The cabin door opened: A woman, sharply defined against the bright background of the blazing wood fire, stood in the entrance. Listening for a moment, she uttered such a bloodcurdling scream that the night air trembled. Again and again she shrieked and then disappeared in the darkness of the night.
It was evidently a warning, a signal to the moonshiners, for altho' the Sheriff and his deputies searched until five o'clock in the morning, they could find no sign of any still, and returned home in the gray dawn, tired, bruised, and sore, but happy in the consciousness of having performed their duty.
But they say they will not soon forget the woman in the doorway, or that terrifying shriek which awoke the slumbering echoes of the mountains and warned the distillers to put out their fires and flee.


The French Broad Hustler, 7/29/1909, Image 2, "An Odd Experience"
An Odd Experience
Deputy Sheriff Tom Connor had a queer experience the other day. He was walking around Laurel Park when a colored man stepped up to him and offered to point out Milus Miller, wanted in Rutherford for alleged assault, said to have been committed three months ago. The only condition was that he was to receive half of the $20 reward which he claimed was offered for Miller's capture.
Mr. Conner talked with the man, came to town, investigated the matter and then arrested him, for it was no other than Milus Miller himself, and there was no reward offered for him. The man has a bad character and resisted arrest, but the burly deputy landed him in jail and wired the Rutherford authorities, who immediately sent a man after him.
But what's bothering the Deputy Sheriff is why did the man want to inform on himself.


The French Broad Hustler, 8/19/1909, Image 1, "Lewis Hyder Escapes"
Lewis Hyder Escapes
From Saturday's Hustler
Lewis Hyder, dangerously insane, while being taken to Raleigh yesterday by Sheriff Blackwell and Deputy Tom Conner, jumped, handcuffed, from the fast moving passenger train and escaped. He is now hidden in a swamp about ten miles from Statesville, and the country people for miles around, under the direction of Deputy Conner are now searching for him.
Hyder escaped from the penitentiary at Raleigh last May, was found in Polk county, brought to Hendersonville by Sheriff Hill, and Thursday, taken to Raleigh, offering the strongest resistance. The officers were obliged to carry him to and lift him on the train.
Yesterday when near Statesville, Deputy Conner stepped out on the platform of the smoker in which the prisoner was riding. Hyder asked the Sheriff for drink of water. While getting it, his prisoner, handcuffed, jumped from the moving train, rolled over and over on the ground, and then headed for the distant swamp. The train was stopped, the lunatic tracked to the swamp, and the country around alarmed.
A large crowd of men and boys are no searching for the escaped lunatic, who seemed entirely unhurt by his leap from the train, which at the time was moving probably 30 miles an hour. (For more on Hyder, see below)


The French Broad Hustler, 8/19/1909, Image 1, "Distinguished Guests Leave Town Hastily"
Distinguished Guests Leave Town Hastily!
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell have left town. Mrs. Mitchell tried to leave a little earlier than she actually did. The delay was annoying to her but unavoidable. Deputy Sheriff Tom Connor held her baggage, you know, for an unpaid hotel bill, and when she finally did get off she decided to leave her numerous trunks here. Mr. Mitchell left on an earlier train and it is believed they both have an unfavorable opinion of this great resort and of its only Daily Paper.


The French Broad Hustler, 8/26/1909, Image 6, "Mrs. Mitchell Heard From"
Mrs. Mitchell Heard From
Mrs. Mabel Mitchell, who with her husband, worked the timeworn old "badger game" on a Hendersonville visitor, recently has been heard from.
Deputy Sheriff, Tom Conner heard from her and he's sorry for it too.
You see, it was this way:
When Mrs. Mitchell left so hastily after the Daily Hustler had given unwelcome publicity to her method of increasing her income, her baggage was held by the hotel people for a little unpaid bill.
Deputy Conner received a telegram from Mrs. Mitchell yesterday asking him to meet No. 42 with her grips and she would then hand him the amount necessary to settle her hotel bill. So, loaded down to the limit and then some more, the big deputy toted the numerous hand satchels, suitcases, etc. to the depot, and waited, and waited. Finally the train pulled in but Mrs. Mabel Mitchell was not aboard to receive her possessions nor to give the deputy the coin with which to settle her little bill.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/2/1909, Image 1, "Arrests By Sheriff's Officers"
Arrests By Sheriff's Officers
Baxter Moss, colored, Spartanburg, was arrested this morning by Deputy Powers, charged with obtaining goods under false pretense. He paid the bill, $31.40, and the costs and was released.
Will Stevenson, colored, charged with stealing three dollars from Lizzie Pearson, was arrested Sunday by Deputy Powers and will rest in Sheriff Blackwell's hotel until court convenes.
Charley Sneed, Zeb Patton and Wiley Thompson, charged with riding on Southern freight train, were arrested by Deputy Connor Sunday night and will be tried tomorrow. Sneed is out on bail.
Lee Pace and -- Connor, charged with entering Southern freight cars, were arrested Saturday by Deputy Connor. Donahue is also charged with carrying a pistol. It is alleged he stood in the car doorway and pointed a gun at the railway man as they were switching cars at the depot. He puts up $32 bond for his appearance tomorrow. He lives at Flat Rock.
Special Agent Green, of the Southern Railway, will be here tomorrow and prosecute all these different cases. Om Hadden, colored, wanted in Transylvania for larceny, being drunk and resisting officers, and who escaped from officers of that county recently, was arrested at the depot Saturday by Deputy Connor, Sheriff Kirkpatrick took his man back to Transylvania yesterday.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/2/1909, Image 5, "Lewis Hyder In Marion Jail"
Lewis Hyder, who recently escaped from Henderson county officers, is now in the Marion jail. Sheriff Blackwell has received a telegram from the sheriff of McDowell county reading like this:
"I have Lewis Hyder in jail here. Do you know anything about him?"
The Sheriff thought he did know something of him - all he had to do was to close his eyes a moment and he could still see Lewis shoot, head first out of the car window, strike the ground, roll over and over down the embankment, and escape. So the Sheriff sighed with relief to know his escaped prisoner was safe and not dead of starvation as he had feared.
Deputy Otis Powers leaves for Marion either tonight of in the morning and will take Hyder to Raleigh to the Asylum for "dangerous insane" there. Lewis Hyder has a record of escaping. He escaped from jail in Washington, D.C., while serving in the army, got away from the Raleigh institution last May, and recently escaped from Henderson county officers who were returning him there, jumping, handcuffed from the car window while the train was going about 35 miles an hour. He escaped near Statesville, and was recaptured near Marion. Sheriff Powers, will use every precaution to land his dangerous prisoner at the State capital.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/9/1909, Image 2
Deputy Sheriff Powers has returned from Raleigh, after safely landing in the asylum there one Lewis Hyder. Lewis gave all sorts of trouble while on the journey but the big Deputy has a receipt for his person from the prison authorities, just the same.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/16/1909, Image 5
The Miss Elizabeth Morrow, Spartanburg, said to be dying as a result of whipping received at the hands of her father, is a sister-in-law of Deputy Sheriff Conner who leaves this evening for Spartanburg. Morrow is now in jail there, awaiting result of girl's injuries.


The French Broad Hustler, 10/21/1909, Image 8, "Six Months on The Gang"
Six Months on The Gang;
Charged with breaking into Cal Whitaker's house on Sunday, Oct. 3, and suspected of some of the other numerous burglaries committed around here recently, a man giving the names of Grover, Henderson and Rigby, with a eighteen-year old girl said to be his wife, were landed in the county jail on Monday night. Squire Hood on Tuesday morning sentenced the man to sixty days on the gang. At the expiration of his time he will be tried on the charge of vagrancy. The woman was remanded to jail until the next term of court - six months off.
Mrs. Whitaker identified the coat the woman was wearing as the one stolen from her house and the authorities have numerous shoes and shirts at Brickton which are known to have been stolen and which are held awaiting identification by their owners. Anyone who has missed anything in this line should communicate with Deputy Sheriff Otis Powers.
Grover, Henderson or Rigby, whichever is his true name, is about twenty-five years old. His wife is about eighteen. They claim to have been married in Columbus, Ohio, on August 4th, and say they were on their way to Florida. Deputy Powers and Chief of Police McCarson spent all of Sunday night following different clews, and on Monday night the energetic deputy and Tom Conner found the pair asleep near the road close to Tom Johnson's store at Mills River.


The French Broad Hustler, 11/4/1909, Image 8, "Bear Wallow"
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Deputy Sheriff Conner of the fascinating city of Hendersonville, was in this section one day the past week on business


The French Broad Hustler, 11/4/1909, Image 5, "Escaped Again?"
It is said that Lewis Hyder, dangerously insane, has been seen in this section. Hyder has been confined in the pen at Raleigh from which he has escaped before, and his recent adventures while being returned there are still fresh in the public mind.


The French Broad Hustler, 11/18/1909, Image 3
Deputy Sheriff Connor now has a record of capturing 14 "hoboes" found riding on Southern Railway freights. Thanks largely to Mr. Connor's activity the chaingang now numbers 37.


The French Broad Hustler, 11/18/1909, Image 8
Deputy Connor went to Greenville, Monday, after Sam Thompson who skipped his bail here recently, but Sam had gone.


The French Broad Hustler, 11/25/1909, Image 8
Will Stevens, colored, riding unlawfully on Southern freight, last week, gave Deputy Connor a run for his money before he was captured. He headed into Mud Creek swamp where he got stuck and was caught. Squire Dermid gave him $5.00 and costs or 30 days on the gang.


The French Broad Hustler, 12/30/1909, Image 4, "Blind Tiger Captured"
Blind Tiger Captured
Coot Whitesides, colored, is in jail just cause he's such an obliging man and Stave Walker is under $100 bail because he has been operating a little bar room. This is the way it happened: The police officers saw Coot hand a man a pint of liquor on Main street, Tuesday. Being curious to know where the fire water came from, they induced Tom Connor to get Coot to go after a pint for him. Coot, willing to oblige and anxious to earn an honest penny, soon brought the liquor to Connor's blacksmith shop, where Chief MacCarson and Officer Powers were waiting. They arrested him and persuaded him to take them to the place where he had gotten the liquor, where in Walker's house, they found a well appointed little bar room, well stocked with liquor.


The French Broad Hustler, 12/30/1909, Image 8, "Statement"
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G.W. Conner, witness fees...... .95
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T.B. Conner, sheriff fees........$9.10
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General County Road Fund
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T.B. Conner, arresting Doggett, et al......$6.50
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The French Broad Hustler, 12/30/1909, Image 2-3, "Statement"
Statement
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General County Road Fund
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Conner and Reed, work for gang......$2.20
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March, 1909
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Conner and Reed, work for county home..... .50
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General County Road Fund
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Conner and Reed, sharpening tools........ $6.00
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April, 1909
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T.B. Conner, sheriff fees.............. $17.97
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May, 1909
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T.B. Conner, cost L. Hider to Raleigh........ $35.85

Image 2
Annual Statement of the Disbursments of Henderson County for the Year Ending Dec, 1st, 1909
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December, 1908
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T.B. Conner, jail fees November................ $78.65
T.B. Conner firing boiler, Nov........ $25.00
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January, 1909
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T.B. Conner, jail fees 8 days Dec....... $28.80
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T.B. Conner, merchandise for prisoners...... .35


The French Broad Hustler, 1/6/1910, Image 5
Deputy Connor returned Monday from Raleigh where he left Ross L. Williams and Walter Flynn in the State Hospital.


The French Broad Hustler, 2/17/1910, Image 1
Fighting desperately every minute, with nearly all her clothing torn from her body. Mrs. Sarah Qualls, about 40 years old and dangerously insane, was brought from her home near Horse Shoe, Saturday, by Deputy Sheriff Conner and place in the county jail, where her screams and ravings ring through the corridors and make day and night hideous. The deputy, strong man tho' he is, found more than his match in the woman. She was wrapped in quilts and securely bound before being placed in the buggy, but biting through the heavy cords binding her hands she fought every inch of the way to town. Deputy Conner called on a Mr. Merril for aid and together they succeeded in overpowering the woman and placing her in jail.


The French Broad Hustler, 3/3/1910, Image 5
Tom Conner has been employed by the merchants of the town as special night policeman - certainly a wise and necessary addition to the town's capable police force.


The French Broad Hustler, 3/3/1910, Image 1, "Louis Hyder Caught Again"
Louis Hyder, who has escaped twice from the pen and once from the sheriff as he was being taken to Raleigh, has been recaptured, and is now in the iron cage at the county jail.
Sheriff Blackwell, Tom Conner and Clarence Roper found Hyder at a Mr. King's house, the other side of Little Hungry river, about nine miles from town, last Sunday morning. Louis was in bed when the officers called, and without stopping to make a complete toilet made for the woods. He was soon caught and brought to town, and will be tried on a charge of carrying concealed weapons at coming term of court.


The French Broad Hustler, 4/21/1910, Image 5
Special Officer Connor rounded up four vagrants, Friday night, trespassing on Southern Railway property, one of them a sailor man who said he was on his way from New Orleans to his home in Delaware


The French Broad Hustler, 6/2/1910, Image 5, "Local News"
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Miles Nelson and Mont Williams, arrested by Tom Conner for trespassing on Southern Railway, were taken to the chaingang on Wednesday. Captain Souther now has 44 men visiting him and is doing, in Hooper's Creek township, some of the finest roadwork ever seen in this section


The French Broad Hustler, 6/16/1910, Image 5, "Local News"
Local News
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Night Watchman Conner, at whom a freight-riding tramp discharged, point blank, his gun, Monday night, is fortunately none the worse for his experience - which was a vision of sudden death.


The French Broad Hustler, 6/30/1910, Image 4, "Nine Added To The Chain Gang"
Capt Souther, being in need of more men, and Officer Tom Connor being willing to oblige him, that efficient officer on Monday night captured three tramps trespassing on Southern Railway property. On Tuesday night, assisted by Otis Powers and Mack Bryson, he brought in six more, making nine in two nights - Which isn't so bad!
The men are: J.H. Turner, George Jenkins, John Johnson, J.C. Gray, John Benedict, Richard Thompson, Fred Willis, Tom Ingle, L.P. Sams.


The French Broad Hustler, 7/21/1910, Image 1
Constable T.B. Conner, who has heretofore been night watchman in Hendersonville, has relinquished this position, being sworn in yesterday as constable of this immediate township. He reports that the number of guests at his large boarding house, "Hotel-de-Jail", is rapidly increasing, being nine in number.


The French Broad Hustler, 8/4/1910, Image 7
Deputy Stroup leaves this morning for Morganton, where he will have Doc Gilliam of this county placed in the assylum. Gilliam is a man of about 45 years, an this will be his fifth visit to the assylum. Constable Conner will also leave this morning for Raleigh, where he takes Dick Thomas, an epileptic, to the State hospital.


The French Broad Hustler, 8/11/1910, Image 7
Mr. T.B. Conner has returned from Raleigh, where he carried Mr. Dick Thompson, an epileptic, to the state hospital.


The French Broad Hustler, 8/18/1910, Image 3
Constable T.B. Conner has a negro by the name of George Thorne whom he placed in jail Saturday, who is giving considerable trouble. Mr. Conner says that the negro is absolutely crazy and that he had to summons help Saturday night to tie the inmate down to the floor to prevent him from butting his brains out against the wall, and he was making all kinds of attempts to commit suicide. Thorne is from Flat Rock, and he will be removed to the asylum as soon as a reservation can be secured.


The French Broad Hustler, 8/25/1910, Image 6
Constable T.B. Conner left yesterday for Goldsboro, where he carried George Thorne, colored. Thorne was badly demented and has been giving considerable trouble at the jail during his short stay there. At times he was fastened to the floor to prevent suicide. While preparing him for the journey yesterday, Deputy Stroup received a slight injury at the hands of Thorne.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/8/1910, Image 8, "Negroes Fight and Go To Jail"
Negroes Fight and Go To Jail
Others Convicted of Operating Tigers That Are Blind
Frank Brown and George Roberson, both colored, were arrigned (sic) before Spring Hood Thursday, charged with an affray.
They were convicted an sent to jail in default of a $100 bond each.
Following this, Charlie King, Zeah, Lucas and Pink Darke, all colored were tried, charged with retailing strong drinks. King and Lucas were convicted, and bound to a higher court under bond of $75 each.
They were arrested by Officers Bryson, Conner and Stroup last Sunday night.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/16/1909, Image 5
The Miss Elizabeth Morrow, Spartanburg, said to be dying as a result of whipping received at the hands of her father, is a sister-in-law of Deputy Sheriff Conner who leaves this evening for Spartanburg. Morrow is now in jail there, awaiting result of girl's injuries.


The French Broad Hustler, 9/22/1910, Image 6
Marie Bunch, a pretty and attractive girl about 20 years old, went suddenly and violently insane while at work at the Pine Grove Lodge, and was taken to Morganton, Saturday, by deputy Sheriff Conner. While changing cars at Asheville, the big deputy with his charge had a very narrow escape from being run down by a switch engine. The girl's home in South Carolina and she has been working in Hendersonville during the summer.


The French Broad Hustler, 10/20/1910, Image 2
Rev. J. J. Justice, with the aid of Deputy Conner, has recovered his lost pocketbook.


The French Broad Hustler, 11/3/1910, Image 1, "Left With Another Woman"
Left With Another Woman
Hicks Garren, a well known painter of Hendersonville, left town last Monday with one Alice Ramsey, of Asheville. There was a warrant out for the woman, charging disorderly conduct, and she was apprehended at Fletcher by Deputy Conner and Police Officer Will Garren and brought back to town. At a hearing before Squire Hood she was fined the costs and released and she says she's never, never, never going to come back to Hendersonville again. Garren escaped the officers by boarding a freight train, it is said, and was not caught until later in the week.


The French Broad Hustler, 11/10/1910, Image 3
Deputy Connor has recovered the other ring stolen from Mrs. Nowell, having found it in the possession of May Hefner, colored, who lives near the depot. She claims that her friend, Henrietta McDowell, now in jail awaiting a hearing on charge of stealing the two rings, slipped the golden circle on her finger and told her to keep it for her.


The French Broad Hustler, 11/17/1910, Image 7
Bob Moore, a bad man from Asheville, rode from Spartanburg to Hendersonville, on one of the Southern's trains, yesterday, and refused to either pay fare or to get off. The police of this town were notified when the train arrived at Saluda, and Deputy Connor was waiting at the station when the train pulled in. It was necessary to be quite rude to the bad man and force him off the train. Once on the ground he asked permission to put on his coat. It was given him, and as the train pulled from the depot he caught the last car and swung aboard. Connor however caught his coat tails and swung after him, although the train was then traveling at a good speed. The deputy signalled the engineer to stop and he alighted with his man who is now a guest of Sheriff Blackwell.


The French Broad Hustler, 12/22/1910, Image 5, 8, "The County Statement"
May, 1910
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T.B. Conner, pd for whitewashing jail........ $3.00
T.B. Conner, jail fees................ $42.05
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June, 1910
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T.B. Conner, jail fees...... $82.50
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Pauper Fund
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W.M. Conner................ $4.00
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July, 1910
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J.P. Conner, guarding smallpox patient........... $19.00
J.M. Stepp, coffin for pauper........... $12.00
Everett Waddey Col, statin'y......... $3.45
J.W. Robertson, burial, Allen Robertson, wife pensioner.... $20.00
T.B. Connor, wood, etc for jail........ $1.90
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August, 1910
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T.B. Connor, jail fees............. $105.92
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September, 1910
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T.B. Conner, jail fees................... $91.62
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Pauper Fund
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William Conner................... $4.00
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October, 1910
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T.B. Connor, supplies for jail.............. $107.28
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November, 1910
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T.B. Conner, supplies for jail....... $2.28
Dr. J.G. Waldrop, prof. servce, etc. for county......... $17.95
T.B. Connor, jail cost for co........... $122.67
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T.B. Conner, constable cost Oct. term 1910................ $12.55
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T.B. Connor, witness State vs. Cres King................. $1.60
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T.B. Connor, witness State vs. George Donahue...... $4.54
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The French Broad Hustler, 12/29/1910, Image 3, "Taken To Raleigh" Taken To Raleigh
Meredith Lyda will be taken to the state penitentiary Wednesday morning on the early train by Deputy Connor. He is anxious to begin serving his term of twelve years for the murder of his father. His brother, Zan, charged with being an accessory to the crime, was found not guilty by the jury.


Obituary of Laura Connor Wilson, The French Broad Hustler, 1/26/1911, Image 1
News received here by relatives of the death of Mrs. Laura Wilson of Oklahoma. Mrs. Wilson was Miss Laura Connor before her marriage and for a number of years lived in Henderson county. She was the sister of the efficient deputy sheriff T.B. Connor.


The French Broad Hustler, 2/9/1911, Image 8, "Buy Asheville Business"
Buy Asheville Business
John W. Smathers and T. B. Conner have purchased the controling interest in a wagon repair shop in Asheville and will conduct business on the corner of Willow and Lexington avenue. Mr. Conner has for the past few years held the position of deputy sheriff under Sheriff Blackwell. His friends regret to see him leave Hendersonville, but wish him well in the new enterprise. Mr. Smathers has long been a resident of this town and will remain here a part of his time. He is in Asheville at present.


The French Broad Hustler, 11/30/1911, Image 1, "Successful Raid"
Successful Raid Revenue Officers Aided by Local Authorities Capture Large Still Near Flat Rock. One of the best hauls made by revenue officers in this county in the past month was that made out near East Flat Rock, when a distillery with a capacity of 55 gallons per day was destroyed and 500 gallons of beer turned out. Revenue Officers Nitzer and McElroy of Asheville, and Deputy Sheriffs Case and Connor of this city, made the raid. One arrest was made when Jim Wagner was captured. Another party succeeded in making good their escape from the officers.


The French Broad Hustler, 12/21/1911, Image 4, "Annual Statement"
Annual Statement
Annual Statement of Expenditures of Henderson Co., Year Ending Nov. 30, 1911
December 1910
General County
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T.B. Connor, jail fees.................. $99.18
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January 2nd, 1911
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T.B. Connor, extra service summoning Lyda jury......... $2.40
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T.B. Connor, for services as special deputy....... $5.00
J.Z. Stroup, for services as special deputy....... $5.00
T.B. Connor, for services as special deputy summoning.... $5.00
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General Count Bridge Fund
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T.B. Connor, fees as D.S Dec. term...... $6.75
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Hidden History of Henderson County, North Carolina by Terry Ruscin, Published by The History Press, Charleston, SC, Copyright 2013, ISBN 978.1.62619.129.7, Pg 147-148
"In The Still Of The Night"

Distilling liquor was not unique to Cathead. Old timers tell of "nearly everyone" having made the magic elixir in days of old. Most folds made hooch for their own use, and others made a serious business of it.

"Moonrunners" and "blockaders," they called them - distillers who transported their illegal grain liquor at breakneck speeds through the mountains dangerously serpentine roads, outsmarting and outdriving revenuers. In the earlier decades of the twentieth century, North Carolina's Wilkes County gained infamy as the blockade liquor capital of America. By the late 1940s, runner further souped up their vehicles repurposing them for sport and profit - the precursor of NASCAR. In August 1912, the French Broad Hustler reported:

"Nearly everyone who lived in the area, though, made illegal whiskey... the clear potent whiskey that was distilled from the grain grown on the patches of corn and rye that dotted the area, and it found a ready sale. It was generally referred to as white lightening because it was said to be distilled at night by the light of the moon, and some who drank it spoke of it as white mule because of it's color and kick, which was comparable to the kick of a mule."

Whether intended for recreational or medicinal use, the illicit production of liquor once prevailed deep within the wooded slopes and vales of Henderson County. Back in the day, local folks whispered about Dark Corner, a locale notorious for its production of the spirituous beverage. Situated at the foot of Melrose, Rocky Spur and Hogback Mountains, Dark Corner actually lay secreted within the thickets of the territory where Henderson and Polk Counties, North Carolina, and Spartanburg and Greenville Counties, South Carolina, joined. Lake Lanier and the Greenville Watershed now mostly cover the region. The runners, known as the "Dark Corner Boys" - generally the sons of distillers - ran blockade liquor to buyers, fending off intruders, including the law, as necessary. Folks generally avoided such places, sensing the danger of accidentally trespassing upon them.

The August 1912 French Broad Hustler reported:
"One of the largest stills ever captured in North Carolina was put out of business Saturday morning by Revenue Agent Will Harkins, Constable T.B. Conner, Mack Bryson and Will Hudson in Chunn's Cove, 12 miles southeast of Chimney Rock. Constable Conner states that the raiders visited the place Friday night and began the devastation about daylight Saturday morning while the still was hot from Friday's operation. He states that the still was of 240-gallon capacity; that 7,000 or 8,000 gallons of beer, ten bushels of meal and five bushels of corn malt were destroyed in addition to the complete outfit representing an outlay of about $300. The copper still was so large that the raiders were unable to take it away, but they punctured it to the point of uselessness. Constable Conner saved the cap and worm as a relic, and has them at the courthouse on exhibition. It required nearly two hours to play havoc with the plant, which, it is understood, had been in operation for about two years. No arrests were made as no owner was found."

The inherent chemistry of blockade liquor - simply the conversion of grain into sugar - involves a process of boiling, vaporizing and distilling and the distilling again. In essence, junior high school science teachers tutor the basics of concocting a still with a glass retort flask in which a liquid or liquid mixture boils over a flame. Attached to the retort a condenser collects the vapor an recondenses it, and the distillated disperses into a receiving flask - the condenser consisting of two tubes between which a current of cold water flows in an upward direction or opposite the flow of the distillate.


Western Carolina Democrat and The French Broad Hustler, 2/26/1914, Image 4, "G.W. Connor Shot"
G.W. Connor Shot
Bat Cave Man Shot Saturday Night, Condition Not Considered Dangerous
T.B. Conner has returned from Asheville, where he visited his brother, G.W. Connor of the Bat Cave section, who is alleged to have been shot by J.E. Patton Saturday night.
Mr. Connor states that his brother is getting along as well as could be expected and that the wound is not considered dangerous.
G.W. Connor had been in Asheville for some time working on a machine patent.


The French Broad Hustler, 3/12/1914, Image 8
T.B. Connor has purchased from Orr and Hill the old bowling alley opposite the Blue Ridge Inn. Mr. Connor will personally conduct the business.

T.B. Connor Buys
T.B. Connor has purchased from Andy Gibbs the blacksmith and wood working repair shop known as the old Smathers shop. Although he is a blacksmith, Mr. Connor will not manage the shop owing to the loss of his left hand, therefore he has leased it to R.F. Reed and F.J. Corn. The purchase price was $3,400.


The French Broad Hustler, 4/2/1914, "Bear Wallow"
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Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Conner of Hendersonville visited their brother, W.M. Conner, Saturday and Sunday.
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The French Broad Hustler, 7/23/1914, Image 2
BLACKSMITHING-I am conducting a first-class blacksmith shop on First avenue, east and am prepared to handle your trade with expert workmanship, all work being guaranteed. While I will appreciate your trade, I will have to request weekly settlements in order to meet my bills contracted to conduct the business. T.B. Conner Oct 1


Western Carolina Democrat and The French Broad Hustler, 12/10/1914, Image 4, "Conner Sells Wagon Shop"
Conner Sells Wagon Shop
T.B. Connor has sold his general repair and wagon shop on First avenue, East, to Van Lindsey, who will conduct the business under the firm name of Community Shops. Mr. Lindsey states that he will add new materials and will employ expert mechanics enabling him to turn out as good as can be furnished in larger cities at a very reasonable cost.



The French Broad Hustler, 2/3/1916, Image 8, "Mortgage Sale" Mortgage Sale
By virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage executed by Anna Bell Israel and Van Lindsey, dated the 23rd of December 1914, and recorded in Book No. 41 at page No. 7 of the Records of mortgages and deeds-of-trust for Henderson County, to secure the indebtedness therein named, and default having been made in the payment of both principal and interest of said debt, I will sell to the highest bidder at auction, for cash, at the court house door, in Hendersonville, North Carolina, on Saturday January 29th, at 12 o'clock (illegible) the following described lands and premises, to wit:
Being the same land conveyed by T.B. Connor and wife Lillie M. Connor Dec. 16th, 1914 to Annabell Israel, beginning at a point on the North margin of South 1st avenue formerly Chestnut street in the center of the division wall between the Pruitt and Gibbs building, and runs with the center of said wall North 13 deg. West 104 feet to a stake, in the old Allen line, thence North 77 deg. East with the old Allen line 25 feet to a stake thence South 13 deg. East 104 feet to a stake on the North margin of South 1st Avenue thence with the North margin of said Avenue South 77 deg. West 25 feet to the beginning, being the lot on which now stands the cement building known as the T.B. Connor blacksmith shop.
Said sale to satisfy said debt interest and costs.
This the 20th day of December 1915.
T.B. Connor, Mortgagee
By E.W. Ewbank, Attorney
1-6-4tc
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Sale of Land Under Mortgage
By virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain mortgage deed made by G.W. Connor and H.N. Connor to the undersigned mortgagee on the 31st day of July 1914, and duly registered in the office of the Register of Deeds for Henderson county, North Carolina, in Book of Mortgages No. 40 at Page 61, et seq., to which reference is hereby made, and default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said mortgage deed whereby the power of sale therein contained has become operative, said undersigned mortgage will on the 4th day of March 1916, at 12 o'clock noon, sell at public auction for cash, at the court house door, in the city of Hendersonville, county of Henderson and State of North Carolina, the following lands and premises, situate lying and being in the township of Edneyville, and known and described as follows:
Beginning on a black oak, M.A. Whitaker's corner, and runs North 66 deg. West with his own line of 106 poles to a chestnut, O.G. Connor's corner; them South 27 deg. West with Hames Edney's line 106 poles to a stake in J.H. Wall's line; thence with his line to the beginning. Containing 35 acres more or less.
Also the following personal property:
One Skinner engine and boiler in good repair and one Pinkney sawmill complete with saw and carriage complete bought from the manufacturers, Boiler engine and mill compete, with $1200. One Chalmers 5 passenger automobile bought from George E. Henderson.
This 24th day of January, 1916
George E. Henderson, Mortgagee
1-27-4tp


French Broad Hustler and Western Carolina Democrat, 2/10/1916, Image 1, "Republicans Are Seeking Office"
Republicans Are Seeking Office
Eleven For Sheriff and Many Out For Other Offices
Jones and Pace Safe
Convention Feb. 19
Rumored That Delegates Will Settle Upon Nominee in Convention as of Old; Drake Won't Run
With eleven candidates out for the Republican nomination for sheriff and the present sheriff not in the race there is every indication of a live fight for the place. Several of them have been running for months. Allard Case, T.B. Connor and G.F. Chapic are among the candidates from the city, while there are said to be several from Blue Ridge township, the republican stronghold of the county.
It is rumored that nominees are to be virtually settled upon at the coming convention February 1, and that the new primary will be simply a matter of form, as far as the Republicans are concerned. This method is said to have been advised by a prominent Republican of Asheville and it is more than likely that the locals will take the advice.


The French Broad Hustler, 2/15/1917, Image 5
Misses Cleo and Anne Connor gave a party on Wednesday evening in honor of their sister, Miss Jane, who leaves for Clinton S.C., on Thursday. Rook and other games were enjoyed by those present until a late hour. Fruits and candies were served followed by a chocolate course. The room was beautifully decorated with plants and hearts carrying out the colored scheme of red and green.


The French Broad Hustler, 3/22/1917, Image 1, "Mr. Conner Hurt"
T.B. Conner who has been working for several months at the Carr Lumber Co., at Pisgah Forest, received a rather dangerous wound in the head Tuesday when a piece of steel hit him between the eyes. He came here Wednesday morning for the medical aid. A doctor does not think he will lose either eye.


The French Broad Hustler, 5/31/1917, Image 5, "Fishing Party to Green River"
Fishing Party to Green River
On Tuesday evening, May 29, three automobiles containing, nineteen enthusiastic girls and boys motored to Green River to fish. After fishing for some time a delicious supper was cooked on the bank of the river. When supper had been finished, the party gathered around the camp fire and sang some old familiar songs, laughed and talked till a late hour. The party was composed of the following: Misses Jessie Shipcan, Cleo Connor, Flossie Stone, Beulah Shipman, Anne Connor, Fay Reese, Jane Conner, Gertrude Shipman and Callie Drake of Mills River. Louis Albea, Edward Vestal, Fralo Thompson, Grover Shipman, Claude English, Seldon Shipman, Gaston Albea, Walter Hood and Chief Powers.


The French Broad Hustler, 1/24/1918, Image 3, "Bear Wallow"
Bear Wallow
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Miss Ella Jay Connor of Gerton spent the weekend with Miss Elvira Hart.
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M.N. Connor who has been at work in Kings Port, Tenn., returned, and is now in Spartanburg.
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The French Broad Hustler, 2/14/1918, Image 3, "Bear Wallow"
Bear Wallow
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Miss Nannie Connor of Dome visited Miss Marion Pryor Sunday.
Miss Ella Jay Connor spent the weekend with Miss Annie Mae Warren of Bat Cave.


The French Broad Hustler, 10/17/1918, Image 5
T.B. Connor who is with the Champion Lumber company on Pigeon River, visited his family in Hendersonville this week.


The French Broad Hustler, 12/19/1918, Image 4, "Connor-Grubbs"
Connor-Grubbs
On Sunday, December 15, at 4 o'clock, a pretty home wedding was solemnized when Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Connor gave in marriage their daughter, Cleo, to J.L. Grubbs. Rev. C.S. Blackwell the bride's pastor, performed the ceremony, using the impressive ring service. Only the immediate family and a few of the most intimate friends were present.
The attendants were Misses Jane Connor, Nell Stepp and Joe Freeman and J.R. Northington. The wedding march was played by Miss Alma Freeman, who rendered Traumerei very softly during the ceremony.
The bride was most becomingly dressed in a dark blue going-away suit with hat and gloves to match, and carried a beautiful boquet (sic) of carnations.
The bride was one of Hendersonville's most lovable young ladies and her many friends wish her much happiness. For several years she was connected with the Asheville Telephone and Telegraph Co., of this city, and also was connected with the same company at Waynesville and Asheville.
Mr. Grubbs is a prominent young business man of St. Augustine, Fla.
The young couple left shortly after the ceremony for Jacksonville, where they will make a short visit before going to St. Augustine, where they will make their future home.


Tom Conner died 5/18/1936 in Henderson County, NC of a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head.

NC Death Certificate #454, Registration District #45-70, Certificate #35, Thos Burgess Connor (sic), DOD 5/18/1936 in Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC
Usual residence: 114 Washington, Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC
Female, White, Married to Lilly Morrow Connor, DOB (blank) in Henderson County, NC, 64 yrs old (DOB 1872)
Occupation: Blacksmith
Father: William A. Conner, born in NC
Mother: Harriett, born in NC
Informant: Lilly Morrow Connor (sic), Hendersonville, NC
DOD 5/18/1936 at 5:30am
Cause of death: Pistol shot wound self inflicted
Suicide on 5/18/1936 in Hendersonville. Manner of injury "Pistol shot". Nature of injury "Behind right ear ranging upward"
Buried: 5/21/1936 at Middle Fork

North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004
Name: Thos B Conner
Race: White
Age: 64
Date of Birth: 1872
Date of Death: 18 May 1936
Death County: Henderson
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

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Thomas Burgin Connor
Birth: Mar. 27, 1873, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Death: May 18, 1936, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Family links:
Parents:
William Albert Conner (1825 - 1893)
Elizabeth Harriet Williams Connor (1836 - 1910)
Spouse: Lilly Connor Odom (1875 - 1970)
Children:
Horace Connor (1893 - 1901)
Fred Connor (1899 - 1901)
James G Connor (1909 - 1910)
Siblings:
George Washington Connor (1857 - 1932)
Laura E. Connor Wilson (1859 - 1911)
Cynthia Luella Conner Oates (1864 - 1939)
Marcus Napoleon Connor (1866 - 1936)
William Mitchell Connor (1867 - 1943)
Mollie Jane Connor Freeman (1870 - 1902)
Samuel Rutledge Connor (1871 - 1949)
Naomi Oma Conner Hudgins (1874 - 1963)
Jerome Connor (1874 - 1874)
Hattie Freeman (1877 - 1903)
Burial: Middle Fork Cemetery, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Molly Brown
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71579307

Lilly Morrow Connor Odom
Birth: Aug. 24, 1875
Death: Feb. 5, 1970
Family links: Spouse: Thomas Burgin Connor (1873 - 1936)
Children:
Horace Connor (1893 - 1901)
Fred Connor (1899 - 1901)
James G Connor (1909 - 1910)
Burial: Middle Fork Cemetery, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Molly Brown
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71580368

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Lillie Odom
Race: White
Age at Death: 93
Birth Date: 24 Aug 1876
Death Date: 5 Feb 1970
Death Place: Baker, Florida, United States

They are both buried at Middle Fork Baptist Church Cemetery (Huntley Cemetery), Red Turn Lane, Bat Cave, Henderson, NC.

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Resources for their children

1) Horace Monroe Connor

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Horace Connor
Birth: Jun. 1, 1893
Death: Jan. 17, 1901
s/o Thomas Burgan Connor, Lillie Morrow
Family links:
Parents:
Thomas Burgin Connor (1873 - 1936)
Lilly Connor Odom (1875 - 1970)
Siblings:
Fred Connor (1899 - 1901)
James G Connor (1909 - 1910)
Burial: Middle Fork Cemetery, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: KindredWhispers
Record added: Oct 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98502175


2) Cleo Gwendolyn Connor

NC Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
Cleo Connor Grubbs, DOB 2/18/1895, F(emale), W(hite), Born in Henderson County, NC to Thomas Burgess Connor and Lillie Morrow, Vol 3, Page 136, Roll Number: NCVR_B_C050_68001

1920 U.S. Census of St Augustine Ward 5, St Johns County, Florida; Roll: T625_230; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 168; Image: 808, Family 91, Lines 30-32, "Jasper Grubbs"
Jasper Grubbs, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 31 yrs old (DOB 1889), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in US, Salesman grocery
Cleo Grubbs, Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lily Grubbs, Daughter, F, W, 3 mos (DOB 10/1919), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1930 U.S. Census of St Augustine, St Johns County, Florida; Roll: 332; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0014; Image: 334.0; FHL microfilm: 2340067, Family 294, Lines 37-40, "Jasper L. Grubbs"
Jasper L. Grubbs, Head, Owns home valued at $4,500, has Radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 42 yrs old (DOB 1888), Married at age 30 yrs old (DOB 1918), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, merchant retail groceries
Cleo G. Grubbs, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old (DOB 1895), Married at age 23 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Bookkeeper retail groceries
Lillian E. Grubbs, Daughter, F, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1920), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
William T. Grubbs, Son, M, W, 1 yr old (DOB 1929), Born in FL, Both parents born in NC

1940 U.S. Census of Carrero St, St Augustine, St Johns County, Florida; Roll: T627_615; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 55-16, Family 129, Lines 28-31, "Jasper L. Grubbs"
Jasper L. Grubbs, Head, Owns home valued at $3,500, M(ale), W(hite), 51 yrs old (DOB 1889), Married, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Owner manager retail grocery store
Cleo Grubbs, Wife, F, W, 44 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married, Attended high school 3 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935
Lillian E. Grubbs, Daughter, F, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1920), Single, Attends school, Attended college 2 yrs, Born in FL, Lived in the same place in 1935
William T. Grubbs, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1929), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 4th grade, Born in FL, Lived in the same place in 1935

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Cleo Connor Grubbs
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Date: May 1962
Death Place: Volusia, Florida, United States

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Cleo Gwendolyn Connor Grubbs
Birth: 1895
Death: Jun., 1962
w/o Jasper L.
Family links: Spouse: Jasper L. Grubbs (1888 - 1948)
Note: Burial 2 Jun 1962; Craig Funeral Home
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
Plot: C 66E1/2 6
Created by: Larry
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61672396

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Jasper L. Grubbs
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Date: 1948
Death Place: Saint Johns, Florida, United States


3) Nora Jane Connor

NC Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
DOB 3/3/1897, Nora Jane Connor Drake, F(emale), W(hite), Born in Henderson County, NC to Thomas Burgess Connor and Lilly Mariah Morrow, Vol 3, 113, Number Roll Number: NCVR_B_C050_68001

1930 U.S. Census of Temon St, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina; Roll: 1699; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 92.0; FHL microfilm: 2341433, Family 13, Lines 53-55, "Russell W. Drake"
Russell W. Drake, Head, Owns home valued at $2,000, Has radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 33 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married at age 23 yrs old (DOB 1920), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Mechanic for plumber, Veteran in WWI
Jane N. Drake, Wife, F, W, 33 yrs old (DOB 1897), Can read and write, Married at age 23 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Thomas N. Drake, Son, M, W, 2 yrs 6/12 months old (DOB 1928), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

Florida Divorce Index 1927-2001
Russell W. Drake and Nora Jane Drake, in Marion County, FL, Vol 131, Number 6509, Year 1939

NC Death Certificate #4719, Registration District #11-00, Russell Drake, DOD 2/7/1969 in VA Hospital, Oteen, Buncombe County, NC Usual residence: Box 484, Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC
Male, White, Married to Jane Connor (sic), DOB 11/26/1896 in Henderson County, NC
Occupation: Plumber - retired
Father: Nathan Drake - deceased, Mother: Emma Andrews - deceased, Informant: Hospital records
DOD 2/7/1969 at 10:00am
Cause of death: Carcinoma, right lung with metastasis (duration 5 mos), other conditions were cardiac arrest, renal calouli, possible pulmonary blastomycosis
Buried: 2/7/1969 in "Removal"

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Russell Wilkie Drake
Birth: Nov. 26, 1896
Death: Feb. 7, 1969
Family links:
Parents:
Nathan Drake (1856 - 1936)
Emma Julia Anders Drake (1856 - 1925)
Spouse: Jane Conner Drake (1897 - 1969)
Siblings:
Nancy Melena Drake Brock (1880 - 1974)
James Fanning Drake (1882 - 1958)
Lindsey Franklin Drake (1884 - 1968)
John Mitchell Drake (1885 - 1965)
Jessie Drake Pressley (1890 - 1982)
Flave Malone Drake (1891 - 1971)
Ned Valentine Drake (1893 - 1984)
Clayton Stephen Drake (1900 - 1987)
Note: N. C. Sgt 65th Arty Regt CAC WW II Veteran.
Burial: Shepherd Memorial Park, Naples, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63943428

NC Death Certificate #6320, Registration District #45-70, Jane Connor Drake, DOD 2/26/1969 in Margaret Pardee Memorial Hospital, Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC
Usual residence: 220 Barksdale, Hendersonville, Henderson County, NC
Female, White, Widowed, Spouse Russell Wilkie Drake (deceased), DOB 3/3/1897 in Henderson County, NC, 71 yrs old
Father: Thomas Connor, Mother: Lillie Morrow, Informant: Thos. N. Drake, Crabapple Lane, Hendersonville, NC
DOD 2/26/1969 at 2:04am
Cause of death: Cerembral hemorrhage (duration 3 days) due to hypertension (duration 4 years)
Buried: 2/27/1969 in Shepherd Memorial Park

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Nora Jane Connor
Birth: Mar. 3, 1897
Death: Feb. 26, 1969
Family links: Spouse: Russell W Drake (1896 - 1969)
Burial: Shepherd Memorial Park, Naples, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63943390


4) Fred Connor

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Fred Connor
Birth: Feb. 15, 1899
Death: Jun. 15, 1901
s/o Thomas Burgan Connor, Lillie Morrow
Family links:
Parents:
Thomas Burgin Connor (1873 - 1936)
Lilly Connor Odom (1875 - 1970)
Siblings:
Horace Connor (1893 - 1901)
James G Connor (1909 - 1910)
Burial: Middle Fork Cemetery, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: KindredWhispers
Record added: Oct 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98502090


5) Anna Mae Connor (aka Annie Mae Connor)

North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
Name: Artie Truett
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1893
Marriage Date: 24 May 1919
Marriage Place: Buncombe, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Annie May Conner
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 18
Event Type: Marriage

1920 U.S. Census of Elizabeth St., Waycross Ward 3, Ware County, Georgia; Roll: T625_283; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 157; Image: 293, Family 61, Lines 24-40, "Wiley W. Jones"
Wiley W. Jones, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 48 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA, Salesman dry goods
Minnie B. Jones, Wife, F, W, 50 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA, Keeps boardinghouse
Joseph Loyars, Son-in-law, M, W, 29 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in VA, Both parents born in VA, Commercial textiles Tobacco rm
Kathleen Loyards, Daughter, F, W, 20 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA
Talley B. Jones, Daughter, F, W, 18 yrs old, Single, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA
Mary N. Jones, Daughter, F, W, 16 yrs old, Single, Attends school, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA
Annie C. Jones, Daughter, Daughter, F, W, 12 yrs old, Single, Attends school, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA
Tallie B. Atwell, Sister-in-law, F, W, 45 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA, Agent home economics
Edwin B. Thayer, Lodger, M, W, 40 yrs old Married, Can read and write, Born in LA, Both parents born in USA, Engineer locomotive
Jessie C. Thayer, Lodger, F, W, 37 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA
Cleo W. Thayer, Lodger, F, W, 11 yrs old, Single, Attends school, Born in GA, Father born in LA, Mother born in GA
Artie E. Truett, Lodger, M, W, 29 yrs old (DOB 1891), Married, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA, Commerical traveller dry goods
Anne Truett, Lodger, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
John J. Halligan, Lodger, M, W, 23 yrs old, Single, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA, Clerk railroad shops
David Bowen, Lodger, M, W, 26 yrs old, Single, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA, Teacher public school
Minnie Harrell, Lodger, F, W, 22 yrs old, Single, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA, Pharmacist drug store
Mildred Audrichock, Lodger, F, W, 24 yrs old, Single, Can read and write, Born in GA, Father born in Germany, Mother born in GA, Teacher public school

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989, 1921, Waycross, Ware County, GA, Pg 222, "Artie E. Truett"
Artie E. (Ann) Truett, trav slsmn, h 136 Plant Av

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989, 1925, Waycross, Ware County, GA, Pg 188, "Artie E. Truett"
Artie E. (Anne) Truett, trav slsmn, h 1006 Plant Av

1930 U.S. Census of Phoenix Hotel, Pendleton St, Waycross, Ware, Georgia; Roll: 391; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 0010; Image: 285.0; FHL microfilm: 2340126, Dwelling 213, Line 5, "Artie E. Truett"
Artie E. Truett, Lodger, M(ale), W(hite), 31 yrs old (sic DOB 1899), Divorced, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA, Traveling salesman auto dealer

1930 U.S. Census of Thirtieth Ave., Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska; Roll: 1290; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0010; Image: 732.0; FHL microfilm: 2341025, Family 513, Lines 13-16, "Basil Cole"
Basil Cole, Head, Owns radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 37 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married at age 23 yrs old (DOM 1916), Can read and write, Born in PA, Father born in PA, Mother born in NY, Trainmaster railroad
Esther Cole, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old (DOB 1895), Married at age 21 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in PA, Father born in England, Mother born in PA
Jane Cole, Daughter, F, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1918), Attends school, Born in TN, Father born in PA, Mother born in PA
Basil Cole, Jr, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1920), Attends school, Born in GA, Father born in PA, Mother born in PA

1940 U.S. Census of Waycross, Ware County, Georgia; Roll: T627_720; Page: 81B; Enumeration District: 148-12, Line 80, "Artie E. Truitt" (sic)
Artie E. Truitt, Guest (at hotel), M(ale), W(hite), 48 yrs old (DOB 1892), Divorced, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in GA, Lived in same place in 1935, Traveling salesman for wholesale hats and gloves, $3,673 income

1940 U.S. Census of Center St, Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4576; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 21-2, Family 149, Lines 19-22, "Basil S. Cole"
Basil S. Cole, Head, Owns home valued at $8,300, M(ale), W(hite), 47 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in PA, Lived in the same place in 1935, Agent Insurance, $600 Income
Annie C. Cole, Wife, F, W, 37 yr sold (DOB 1903), Married, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935
Anetha T. Truett, Adopted daughter, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1922), Single, Attends school, Attended college 1 yr, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935
Jean Pierrre Cole, Son, M, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1933), Single, Attends school, Attended school 1 yr, Born in Wyoming, Father born in PA, Mother born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Artie Estill Truett
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Date: Mar 1965 Death Place: Gadsden, Florida, United States

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Artie Estill Truett
Birth: Aug. 7, 1889
Death: Mar. 9, 1965
Born in Tattnall Co, GA, he was the son of John A. TRUETT and wife Della BARNARD. He married Anna CONNER or CONNOR.
Burial: Blackshear City Cemetery, Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia, USA
Plot: Bazemore Rd, NE Perimeter
Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
Record added: Jul 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15053463

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Anetha Marie Truett
[Anetha Truett Bugas]
[Anetha Bugas]
SSN: 52016****
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Sep 1920
Birth Place: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Father Name: Artie E Truett
Mother Name: Anne Connor
Death Date: 24 Oct 2005
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Aug 1940: Name listed as ANETHA MARIE TRUETT; Jan 1949: Name listed as ANETHA TRUETT BUGAS; 05 Nov 2005: Name listed as ANETHA T BUGAS

Obituary of Basil Smith Cole, Sr., The Evening Times, Sayre, Pennsylvania, 2/13/1976, Pg 10
Basil Smith Cole, 83, of Evanston, Wyoming, a graduate of Athens High School, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1976, at Memorial Hospital in Evanston. The Cole family resided on the lower end of South Main St in Athens where Mr. Cole's father, Frank, owned and operated a vegetable farm during the summer months. He was a well-known Lehigh Valley Railroad conductor. Basil at one time was employed at the Bert Messner Pharmacy in Athens before going south to engage in railroad...railroading, Mr. Cole served as secretary-treasurer of the Railroad YMCA in Waycross, Ga, in 1925 and was a trainmaster for the Union Pacific, worked on the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Denver and Rio Grande railroads. For 18 years he was a field representative... He was also a past secretary of the Kiwanis.... Mr. Cole first moved to Evanston in 1926 while serving on the National Council of Railroad YMCAs, headquartered in Chicago, and organized and opened the Evanston and Union Pacific YMCA. Some years later he returned to Evanston as secretary of that city's YMCA. He was a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Chapter No. 9 of Waycross, Ga.; a member of Murtala Muhammed Muhammed and several other... Waycross Council No. 30 of the Grand Council of Roval and Select Masters of the State of Aumick, Georgia; was a 55-year member of Alee Temple Shrine of Savannah, Ga.; a member of Way-cross Commandery No. 36, Knights Templar of Waycross, and was a member of the Southwest Wyoming Shrine Club. Surviving are his wife. Anne Connor Cole of Evanston; two sons, Major Jean Pierre Cole and Basil, Jr., both of Washington, D.C.; a step-daughter, An-etha Truett Bugas of Montrose, Colo.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Richard May of Bethesda, Md. and Mrs. Thomas Cranmer of San Clemente, Calif. A memorial service was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Evanston on Jan. 19. officiated by Rev. Charles McMahon. The body of Mr. Cole was donated to the University of Utah Medical Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming.

Obituary of Esther Harbage Cole Richardson, By Andy Wallace, Philly.com, INQUIRER Posted: March 19, 1993
Esther H. Richardson, 98, the founder of the Fashion Wing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the second woman elected to the museum's board of trustees, died Sunday at Cathedral Village, Roxborough.
Mrs. Richardson was described by friends and family as an elegant, statuesque woman with an aristocratic bearing, a love of plays and poetry, and a forceful manner that brought her success at her job and at the Art Museum.
"She was dynamic," said Jim McGarvey, whose wife, Elsie, was a former curator of the museum's fashion wing.
She worked in fashion merchandising and consumer relations at Gimbels department store and had such presence that she could lure customers to buy a hat simply by putting it on and strolling through the store, McGarvey said.
At Gimbels, she came up with the idea to establish the Club Women's Center, a place where women could find free meeting space - and perhaps do a little browsing in the store along the way.
But the project for which Mrs. Richardson is most remembered was getting former Art Museum director Fiske Kimball in 1947 to create a Fashion Wing at the Art Museum for the display of the 18th-century fashions that had been kept in mothballs in Memorial Hall.
"The Fashion Wing was actually her idea," said her son, Basil Cole Jr. She made its creation the project of the Fashion Group - an organization for people in the fashion industry - when she was regional director from 1946 to 1948, he said. She was the last surviving member of the small contingent that founded the organization in 1933.
Adrienne Adrian, a friend and former Fashion Group director, said Mrs. Richardson called Kimball, asked to meet with him and, within an hour, got his approval for the permanent fashion display.
She helped with fund-raising, too. She persuaded Mrs. Henry Breyer, of the Breyer ice-cream family, to donate $10,000 for the special wing. "I remember when she got that money," Cole said. "That was a lot of peanuts in those days."
Mrs. Richardson also had a hand in establishing the Crystal Ball, a society ball and fashion show held at the museum every other year. It was sponsored by the Fashion Group to raise money for the wing.
(The museum no longer has a wing devoted to fashion, because the fabric is damaged by being on permanent display, said a museum spokeswoman. The fashion collection is now rotated throughout the museum galleries, and also can be seen in special exhibitions.)
Mrs. Richardson was born in Kensington, grew up in New Jersey and moved out west for a time after her marriage to Basil Cole. For about two years, she studied business administration at the University of Wyoming.
She returned to Philadelphia and to the job at Gimbels in the early 1930s.
At the Art Museum, Mrs. Richardson was elected to the board of trustees in 1952 and served until 1985, when she became an honorary member. She was vice chairman of the museum's Costume and Textile Committee from 1964 until 1971.
When Mrs. Richardson was not occupied with fashion, she and her second husband, the late Dr. Russell Richardson, worked on restoring an old house and mill near Downingtown.
For nearly 30 years beginning in the late 1930s, they worked together to restore Shamona Mill and to modernize the adjacent house, said her son. Her major role, he recalled, was to find and refinish antique furnishings for the house, which may have dated from as early as 1723. They moved away in the mid-1960s when the property was condemned by the state for a highway right-of-way. The road was never built and the house and mill have been abandoned, Cole said.
Henry B. Harbage recalled Mrs. Richardson, his aunt, as smart and well- informed. As recently as a month ago, she could delight visitors by telling stories about her past and her family and by reciting poetry, he said.
She was a member of the Cerebral Palsy Association and the Philadelphia, Peale and Episcopalian Clubs.
Besides her son, she is survived by three grandchildren and a brother.
Memorial services will be scheduled later at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Ridge Avenue and Cathedral Road, Roxborough.

PA Death Certificate #069339-63, Registration District #23002-240, Local Registration #211, Jane Cole McShane, DOD 7/19/1963 in 221 Washington Ave, Haverford, Delaware County, PA (at home)
Female, White, Married to Paul A. McShane, DOB 8/3/1917 in Erwin, TN, 45 yrs old
Father: Basil Smith Cole, Mother: Esther Harbage, Informant: Basil Cole, 1430 Orchard Way, Rosemont, PA
DOD 7/19/1963
Cause of death: Pyelonephritis renal failure (duration 5 days) due to diabetes mellitus (duration 40 yrs), other condition terminal bronchopneumonia
Buried: 7/23/1963 in West Laurel Hill

Retiring Detective Looks Back, By John Harbin, Times-News Staff Writer, BlueRidgeNow.com
Published: Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 4:30 a.m., Last Modified: Friday, December 28, 2007 at 8:09 p.m.
Fighting crime and solving mysteries became a passion for J.P. Cole. But that passion didn't start until he was 64 years old.
J.P. Cole  (Jean Pierre Cole), a detective with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department, will be retiring soon but will still work on cases with the department.
Jean Pierre Cole has been working for the Henderson County Sheriff's Office since 1994, when he began volunteering for then-Sheriff George Erwin.
Now 75, Cole has decided to semi-retire and work for the Sheriff's Office on a part-time basis.
"It's more detrimental for me now being out on the road," he said. "I thought I better retire and just work part-time. I am getting older and there are some situations that I don't need to get myself into."
Sheriff Rick Davis commended Cole for his work.
"It's amazing what he has done for the community," Davis said. "I and the community are thankful for J.P. doing what he has done. We are fortunate to have that caliber of person with our office and it is an honor to have a person like that work for the Sheriff's office."
Cole, who was born in Wyoming, moved to Henderson County in 1990.
"My mother was actually born here," he said. "My wife and I were living in California and we decided to move to Hendersonville in 1990."
Cole dropped out of high school while in Wyoming to join the Marine Corps in 1951.
"For some reason, I always wanted to be a Marine," he said. "The Korean War started in 1950, but I promised my mom I would finish high school. I wanted to enlist so I left."
On leave from duty, Cole completed high school and 10 days later reported back for duty.
He spent 1951 and 1952 in Korea.
"I remember the mountainous terrain in Korea and how cold the winter was," he said.
He was an engineer with the Marine Corps.
"I spent most of my time building bunkers and gun positions," he said. "It was more of a static situation I was in."
After his time in Korea, Cole attended Utah State University. He graduated in 1958 with a bachelor of science in education.
"I had planned to teach, but my first love was the Marine Corps," he said. "I had remained in a reserve capacity over the years, so in 1968 I re-enlisted."
Cole spent time in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. After his tour in Vietnam he returned to the states and finally retired from the military in 1978 with 29 years of service.
Cole married his wife Jeannie on Oct. 30, 1987. He met Jeannie after a friend introduced the two.
"We liked each other and decided to spend the rest of our lives together, and we have been together ever since," he said.
When Cole started at the Sheriff's office in 1990, he did mostly administrative work. He later transferred to the criminal investigations department.
"I went to basic law enforcement training in 2000 and after I finished I was a sworn officer, but continued in a volunteer capacity," he said.
In 2005, Sheriff Erwin had an opening for a full-time detective position and it was offered to Cole.
"I was pleased they thought enough of me that they would offer me a full-time position," he said.
Cole was 73-years-old when he became a full-time detective.
With his new free time, Cole plans to play more golf and do some much-needed work around his house.

6) Ella Jay Connor

1930 U.S. Census of Houston St, Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida; Roll: 333; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0003; Image: 860.0; FHL microfilm: 2340068, Family 11, Lines 39-41, "Harold S. Wolfe"
Harold S. Wolfe, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 30 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married at age 24 yrs old (DOM 1924), Can read and write, Born in FL, Father born in GA, Mother born in KS, Office Manager for lumber yard
Ella J. Wolfe, Wife, F, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1905), Married at age 19 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Georgia L. Wolfe, Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1926), Born in FL, Father born in FL, Mother born in NC

1940 U.S. Census of Pine St, Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida; Roll: T627_618; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 61-1, Family 395, Lines 43-36, "Harold S. Wolf" (sic)
Harold S. Wolfe, Head, Owns home valued at $5,000, M(ale), W(hite), 40 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married, Attended school 12 yrs, Born in Florida, Lived in the same place in 1935, Manager lumber company
Jay Wolfe, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old (DOB 1905), Married, Attended school 12 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935
Georgia Wolfe, Daughter, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1926), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 9th grade, Born in FL, Lived in the same place in 1935
Lillie M. Connor, Mother-in-law, F, W, 64 yrs old (DOB 1876), Widowed, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935

U.S. Social Security Death Index
Name: Jay C. Wolfe
SSN: 267-28-****
Last Residence: 32064 Live Oak, Suwannee, Florida, USA
BORN: 22 Feb 1905
Died: 7 Mar 1999
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (Before 1951)

U.S. WWI Draft Registration Cards
Registration State: Florida; Registration County: Baker; Roll: 1556878, Serial #523, Order #1585, Harold Scarboro Wolfe, DOB 2/11/1900 Serial #523, Harold Scarboro Wolfe, Order #1585
Residence: Atlantic Beach, Duval County, FL
DOB 2/11/1900
White, Native born
Occupation: Salesman for B.A. Murphy, Atlantic Beach, Duval County, FL
Nearest relative: T.J. Wolfe (Father), New Augustine, St. Johns County, FL
9-2-1-C
Tall height, Medium build, Blue Eyes, Light Hair
Signed by him 9/12/1918, Baker County, FL

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Harold Scarbrough Wolfe
Race: White
Age at Death: 90
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1900
Death Date: 27 Aug 1990
Death Place: Suwannee, Florida, United States

Name: Harold S. Wolfe
SSN: 261-07-****
BORN: 11 Feb 1900
Died: 27 Aug 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (Before 1951)Social Security Death Index



7) James Guy Connor

FindAGrave.com
James G. Connor
Birth: Sep. 8, 1909
Death: Feb. 18, 1910
s/o Thomas Burgan Connor, Lillie Morrow
Family links:
Parents:
Thomas Burgin Connor (1873 - 1936)
Lilly Connor Odom (1875 - 1970)
Siblings:
Horace Connor (1893 - 1901)
Fred Connor (1899 - 1901)
Burial: Middle Fork Cemetery, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Created by: KindredWhispers
Record added: Oct 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98502071

The French Broad Hustler, The Death List
James Guy Conner, the fiver months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Conner, died at the home of its parents on North Main street, Friday night. The interment was at Middlefork, on Sunday.


8) Dorothy Virginia Connor

NC Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
Roll number NCVR_B_C050_68001, Vol 3, Number 49, DOB 8/24/1911, Dorothy Virginia Connor, F(emale), W(hite), Born in Henderson County, NC to Thomas Connor and Lillie M. Morrow

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Dorothy Virginia Kirkland
Race: White
Age at Death: 63
Birth Date: 22 Aug 1911
Death Date: 9 Jun 1975
Death Place: Volusia, Florida, United States

U.S. Social Security Death Index
Name: Dorothy Kirkland
SSN: 267-12-****
Last Residence: 32069 New Smyrna Beach, Volusia, Florida, USA
BORN: 24 Aug 1911
Died: Jun 1975
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (Before 1951)


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