Biography of Edward F. Connelly
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





EDWARD F. CONNELLY, who is engaged in a real estate and insurance business at New Castle, with office at No. 501 L. S. & T. Building, has been a resident of this city for the past ten years. He was born in August, 1867, at Steubenville, Ohio.

When thirteen years of age he went to Dennison, Ohio, where he completed his education and then entered the service of of the Pennsylvania Railroad as a telegraph messenger boy, and from that humble position he worked up to the office of train dispatcher. In 1893 he left the railroad service and was in charge of the Postal Telegraph and Bell Telephone offices at Ellwood City, Pa., until 1898, when he came to New Castle as district manager for the Industrial Savings & Loan Company, of New York, which led him to become interested in real estate with some capitalists of the East. He purchased ten acres on Pittsburg Street and thirty seven acres in South New Castle, which is known as Hoover Heights, the former property being denominated Cascade Terrace. Under Mr. Connelly's direction these properlies were platted and built upon and subsequently disposed of. Since then he has been interested in other tracts, with other parties, becoming a member of the North Highland Land Company, which purchased 100 acres of What was, a few years ago, farm land, but now is a fine city subdivision, with over two miles of paved streets and with gas, water and sewerage improvements. In this beautiful section forty three fine residences have been erected and sold and it is recognized as one of the most desirable residence sections of New Castle. Mr. Connelly also does a large fire insurance business, representing the Pittsburg Underwriters' Firemen's Fund, the Norwich Union Society and the United Firemen of Philadelphia. He is an active citizen.

In 1896 Mr. Connelly was married to Miss Florence M. Burke, who was born in Dennison, Ohio, and they have four children: Edmund Burke, Richard Francis, and Thomas Alfred and Marian Elizabeth, twins. Mr. Connelly and wife are members of the St. Mary's Catholic Church. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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