Torrington, Goshen County, Wyoming
DON C. McCONNELL, PIONEER RESIDENT DIES
Don Curtis McCONNELL, 79, 422 East 19th, a retired farmer, died at his home Sunday [Decenber 12, 1965]. Fueral services will be
conducted by Daniel M. BELCHER at the Colyer Chapel at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be make in Hillcrest Cemetery
at Lingle [WY].
He was born Feburary 23, 1886 at Mount Ayr, Iowa, and came to Wyoming in a covered wagon in 1916 and homesteaded in
the Gosher Hole area. He moved to Lingle in 1924 and then to Torrington in 1960.
He married Ressie A[lmeda] SMITH at McCook Junction, Nebraska, on November 30, 1905. She, a daughter, three brothers and
four sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Rachel CROSS; Mrs. Lorrine WALKER, both of Torrington; and Mrs. Florence
JACKSON, Wenatchee, Washington; three sons, Oliver, Ft. Laramie; Perry, Roan, Montana; Donald, Polson, Montana; 22
grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren also survive.
NOTE: Don was the son of William McCONNELL (1846-1907) and Nancy Elizabeth C. (WHITE) McCONNELL (1850-1926).
Ressie Almeda (SMITH) McCONNELL was born in York Nebraska April 28, 1887, and died August 28, 1964, Torrington,
Goshen County, Wyoming.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009
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