Biography of S. W. Connor
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





S. W. Connor is a prominent and highly esteemed business man of Wellsville. He was born in Wisconsin, Sept. 18, 1862, and is the son of James and Aim (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 the first man in this section to take up that line of work. Mr. Connor was a Democrat and a member of the Catholic Church. There were nine children in the Connor family, as follows: Catherine, died in 1923, was the wife of W. J. Maloney, lives at Niles, Ohio; S. W., the subject of this sketch; James S., a sketch of whom appears in this history; Bernard and John, both deceased; Margaret, married P. J. Suskie, lives at Wellsville; Thomas, deceased; and two children died in infancy.

S. W. Connor attended the public schools of Wellsville and for 45 years has been successfully engaged in the transfer business with his brother, James S. Since 1924 he has been interested in real estate.

On April 20, 1887, Mr. Connor was married to Miss Margaret Fennell, of Titusville, Pa., born Aug. 7, 1865, the daughter of Patrick and Catherine (Sullivan) Fennell, natives of Ireland. Mr. and Mrs. Fennell are deceased. They had six children, as follows: Mary, lives in East Liverpool; Cathreine, the widow of Austin Thornberry, lives in Milwaukee, Wis.; Michael, lives in East Liverpool; Margaret, now the wife of S. W. Connor; Agnes, the widow of Patrick McGinniss, lives at East Liverpool; and Hannah, the widow of Wilson Jordan, lives at Wellsville. To Mr. and Mrs. Connor the following children were born: Charles A., born Aug. 5, 1888, died July 3, 1907; Katherine, born June 30, 1895, died Oct. 11, 1895; Margaret, born July 21, 1899, the wife of George Robinson, lives in Cleveland; and Loretta, born Dec. 20, 1903, was a trained nurse at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. She married Edwin Nevile and they reside in Youngstown, Ohio.

Mr. Connor is a member of the Catholic Church and belongs to the Knights of Columbus. He is a man of industry and ability who has made a success of his work.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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