James S. Connor, who is successfully engaged in the transfer business at Wellsville, is a member of one of Columbiana
County's early families. He was born in this city, Aug. 8, 1871, and is the son of James and Ann (Ferrick) Connor.
James Connor, deceased, was a native of Ireland, as was his wife. At an early age he came to the United States
and after spending several years in Wisconsin, settled in Wellsville, where he engaged in the transfer business.
He was one of the first men of this section to take up that line of work. Mr. Connor was a Democrat and a member
of the Catholic Church. He and his wife are deceased. They were the parents of nine children, as follows: Catherine,
deceased, was the wife of W. J. Maloney, lives at Niles, Ohio; S. William, engaged in the transfer business at
Wellsville; Bernard and Thomas, both deceased; Margaret, married P. J. Suskie, lives at Wellsville; Thomas, deceased;
James S., the subject of this sketch; Bernard and John, both deceased.
After completing his schooling in the public schools James S. Connor engaged in business with his father, and since
the latter's death has been sole owner. He has been very successful in his business and is well known throughout
On Feb. 16, 1913, Mr. Connor was married to Miss Ellen Woodbury, who was born at Kingsville, Ohio, March 2, 1882,
the daughter of R. E. and Frances (Shelton) Woodbury. The Woodbury family is one of the oldest families of Ashtabula
County, and Mrs. Connor's great grandmother, Sophia Woodbury, was the first school teacher of that county. She
is also related to Judge Woodbury, Ashtabula County's first judge. R. E. Woodbury was a veteran of the Civil War
and served as justice of the peace of Kingsville, Ohio, for many years. He died March 17, 1915, and his wife died
March 29, 1922. They were the parents of the following children: Charles, deceased; Edna, married Leander Wakeman,
both deceased; Louise, died in infancy; Alvin, lives in Cleveland; Susan, deceased; George, lives in Conneaut,
Ohio; Ana, lives at Ashland, Ay.; and Mrs. Connor. To Mr. and Mrs. Connor have been born two children: Mildred,
born July 7, 1915; and James, born Aug. 22, 1917.
Mr. Connor is a Democrat, a member of the Catholic Church and belongs to the Knights of Columbus and the Modern
Woodmen of America.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
Names A to F
Names G to M
Names N to Z
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