Biography of Dr. Levi Conner
Howard County, IN Biographies





LEVI CONNER, M. D., was born in Tipton County, Ind., March 25, 1850, and is the son of William and Louisa A. (Plummer) Conner; his father was a native of Meigs County, Ohio, and of Irish descent; his mother was born in Marion County, Ind., of German parents. William Conner settled in Tipton County in the year 1847, and there entered eighty acres in Wild Cat Township, where he cleared a home from the forest for himself and family. Mr. and Mrs. Conner had four children - Levi, Elizabeth (deceased), Nathan and William J. (deceased). Mr. Conner died June 9, 1855, and three years later Mrs. Conner was married to M. L. Bolden. Levi Conner, for two years after his father's death, resided with his guardian, Nathan Smith, after which he spent a year in Wisconsin with his mother and step father; he then lived a year with his uncle, Zimri Plummer, in Wayne County, Ind., after which, his mother having returned from Wisconsin, he resided with her in Tipton County, until January, 1863. He then made his home with Dr. James A. Ellis, of Union Township, Howard County, for five years, after which he attended school at Kokomo, and later at New London. He then attended the National Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio, where he graduated in 1872. He taught school at Fairfield a short time, and at the close of his school teaching he began the study of medicine in the office of Dr. J. A. Ellis. He, in 1873, attended one course of lectures in the Eclectic Medical College at Cincinnati, after which he returned and began his practice in partnership with Dr. Ellis. Shortly after this, he was married to Miss Emma Math, daughter of George and Martha (Braxtan) Maoris, of Kokomo. This union was blest with two children - Josephine and William a (deceased). Mrs. Conner died November 20, 1878, after which Mr. Conner, on account of failing health, discontinued his practice fora year and in the fall of 1879 entered the Medical College at Cincinnati, graduating in March, 1880; returned home and resumed his practice, and in January, 1881, he was again married to Emma Shrader, daughter of William and Rebecca (Pyle) Shrader. of Union Township, this county. This union was blessed with one child, Bertha. Dr. Conner is a member of the Knights of Pythias, I. O. O. F. and Masonic fraternity.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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