Dennis O'Connor, b. Mar. 1835, d. Oct 27 1919
Oskaloosa Herald - 03nov1919 -
Was born March 17, A.D. 1836, in County Clare, Ireland, and departed this
life October 27, A.D. 1919, at his residence, No. 507 South Market street.
He came to our county with his father and family in boyhood. The family
lived near Rose Hill, this county, many years. Dennis worked on the farm
and in winter made fence rails and cut wood. When the War of Rebellion came
on he was in the South, but at once retuned to the state of Indiana, and
enlisted in Co. B, 10th Regiment Inft., Ind. Vols. He served his full time
and was discharged at Atlanta, Ga., yet declined to return home, and marched
with Sherman's men to the sea, and was mustered out with his regiment at
He returned to his home and on October 20, A. D. 1870, married Susanna
Curell, a neighbor girl. They made a new home near the old place. Two
children were born to them- Charles, a son, who died in infancy, and a
daughter, Aria, who survives her father. The wife and mother departed this
life January 31, A. D. 1919, and rests in the family lot in Forest cemetery.
Dennis O'Connor is survived by one sister, Catharine Bump, residing in
Oklahoma. Patrick, an only brother, and Mary Hansel, a sister, have passed
over. Fletcher and Clarence Bump, nephews, residing near Rose Hill, Iowa,
and other nephews and nieces survive him.
Deceased lived in this county nearly 70 years. He was an honest,
industrious citizen, above reproach, and a true and brave soldier. He was a
member of Phil Kearney Post, G. A. R., of this city, which had charge of the
He was laid to rest in the family lot in Forest cemetery, with all the rites
and honors due a departed soldier of this Republic.
Oskaloosa Herald - 30 Oct 1919-
O'CONNER. - Dennis O'Conner, aged 83 years, 7 months and 10 days, passed
away Monday, October 27, 1919, at 2 p.m. at his home, No. 507 South Market
street of old age and arterio sclerosis, after an illness of eight months.
Funeral services at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the home. Interment
in Forest Cemetery.
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