Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mary Connell 1865 - 1937

My seventh post in a series on the descendants of Johanna Cussen and George Connell of Lodi, Wisconsin.

Mary Elizabeth Connell is the only Connell who remained in Lodi. By 1895 she was a servant living in the home of Dr. George Irwin, a physician/surgeon in Portage.  The Irwin family moved to Lodi in the late 1890s and Mary stayed with them until at least 1910.  The 1920 census shows Mary as a 53 year old live-in nurse in the home of Mary Palmer and her unmarried sisters, they between the ages of 65 and 79. By 1920, Mary Elizabeth is renting a room in Lodi and has become a visiting nurse. She passed away in 1937 at the age of 72 and is the last to be buried (as an O'Connell!) with other family members at St. Patrick's Cemetery.

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