Mount Ayr Record-News
OBITUARY - LIZZIE C. (WHITE) McCONNELL
[Nancy Elizabeth] Lizzie C[ook] WHITE was born at Chillicothe, Mo., July 28th 1850 and passed away from this life April 17th, 1926 at the
age of 75 years, 8 months, and 13 days.
She was united in marriage with William McCONNELL, August 27th, 1867 at Chillicothe, [Livingston County] Mo., and to this union was born
ten children, and of these three preceeded her in the great beyound, as did her husband also, who died in 1907 at
In 1882, Mrs. McCONNELL united with the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, and always
remained true to the faith of her church. She was always kind and loving and those who knew her best loved her most
and was always known to be a good wife, a kind and loving mother and a kindly neighbor. She with her husband and
family came to Nebraska about twenty-five years ago.
She leaves to mourn her departure, a large circle of devoted
friends. Besides her three daughters, Mrs. Lou HAVELY, of Slater, Wyoming. Mrs. Della RICHARDSON of Lingle, Wyoming
and Mrs. Ellice CONANT of Benecdict, Nebr.; four sons, Don and Fred McCONNELL of Lingle Wyoming, Bird and Harl of
Mt. Ayr, Iowa; two brothers, one at Independence, Mo. [William and his wife Bertha] and one at Lamoni, Iowa; two
sisters at Berkeley, California; forty-two grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, besides a large number of
Mrs. McCONNELL's last illness had confined her to her bed for almost two weeks and the greater
part of that time she was in intense sufferer, but she bore it all with patience and foritude.
The funeral was held at the home of her daugher, Mrs. CONANT, at nine o'clock Sunday morning. Rev. I.G. HOPKINS,
pastor of the Methodist church, conducted the funeral service, after which the body was taken to York [Nebraska] from
whence it was shipped to Independence, Mo., where it was placed in its final resting place, beside that of her life
companion [Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri].
William McCONNELL, the son of James McCONNELL (1813-1887) and Melinda Ann (BOHALL) McCONNELL (1828-1884), was
born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, on March 21, 1846, and died February 16, 1907, Independence, Missouri.
William and Lizzie's children are:
1) Infant Son McCONNELL
2) Louise "Lou" (McCONNELL) HAVELY (1868, Mount Ayr IA - 1935, WY)
3) Della Elda (McCONNELL) RICHARDSON (1871, MO - 1960, WY)
4) Harley Henry McCONNELL (1873, Mount Ayr IA - 1944, Beaconsfield IA)
5) Fred Wesley McCONNELL (1875, Mount Ayr IA - 1945, Clarinda IA)
6) Bird Herman McCONNELL (1878 Mount Ayr IA - 1944, Beaconsfield IA)
7) Gracie E. McCONNELL (1880, Mount Ayr IA - 1883, Mount Ayr IA)
8) Laura Ellice (McCONNELL) RUSLER CONANT (1883, Mount Ayr IA - 1963, CA)
9) Don Curtis McCONNELL (1886, Mount Ayr IA - 1965, WY)
10) Minnie McCONNELL (1888, Mount Ayr IA - ?)
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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