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Nellie H. McConnell

Last updated 20 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 13 Sep 1866 in Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois, United States

Died: 16 Jul 1946 in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States

Father: Joseph A. McConnell (1824 – 1899)

Mother: Sarah Fouts (1830 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915: George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (editor), History of Dakota Territory: South Dakota: Its History and Its People, Volume 5; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [This multi-volume series is a history of South Dakota. Volumes 4 and 5 are biographies of mostly contemporary notables.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 960 (PDF page 947)

Comment: Source includes name (Nellie H. [McConnell]).

census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 13 (form) or page 454[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 40; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 229 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545728]

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes name (Nellie McConnell).

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-249-17a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Wessington Springs (Ward 3), enumeration district 249, sheet 17A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Wessington Springs Ward 1 > District 0249" image 17; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 294

Comment: Source includes name (Nellie <conflict> Maris). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-1920-ps-mo-oregon-131-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Missouri, Oregon County, Big Apple Township, enumeration district 131, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 6A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Missouri > Oregon > Big Apple > District 0131" image 10; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 938 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 34, dwelling 112

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Nellie Maris).

census-us-ia-1885-s1-guthrie-highland-297: 1885 Iowa State Census, Guthrie County, Highland Township, page 297; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Dec 2007) > "1885 > Guthrie > Highland" image 18; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest"

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes name (Nellie H. McConnell).

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 13 - September Births

Comment: Source includes married name (Nellie H. Mc. Maris).

marker-emmor-nellie-maris-1945-1946: Gravestone of Emmor B. (1945) and Nellie M. (1946) Maris; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 26 May 2019), memorial IDs 121233850 (Emmor) and 121234022 (Nellie), photograph uploaded on 4 Dec 2013 to both memorials; citing Koshkonong Cemetery (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri, USA)”

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Nellie M. Maris).

obituary-nellie-maris-1946: Obituary for Nellie M. Maris (1946); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 19 May 2021), image “United States of America > Missouri > Koshkonong > The Oregon County Times-Leader > 1946 > 08 > 08” page 1; citing “Oregon County Times-Leader (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri), 8 Aug 1946 (Thursday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Nellie M. Maris).

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,
birth

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-249-17a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Wessington Springs (Ward 3), enumeration district 249, sheet 17A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Wessington Springs Ward 1 > District 0249" image 17; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 294

Comment: Source includes age (43) and location (Illinois). Using her age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1866 to 15 Apr 1867.

census-us-1920-ps-mo-oregon-131-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Missouri, Oregon County, Big Apple Township, enumeration district 131, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 6A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Missouri > Oregon > Big Apple > District 0131" image 10; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 938 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 34, dwelling 112

Comment: Source includes age (53) and location (Illinois). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1866 to 1 Jan 1867.

census-us-ia-1885-s1-guthrie-highland-297: 1885 Iowa State Census, Guthrie County, Highland Township, page 297; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Dec 2007) > "1885 > Guthrie > Highland" image 18; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest"

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes age (18) and location (Illinois). Age is specified as of birthday in 1884, which gives a birth year of 1866.

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 13 - September Births

Comment: Source includes date ([September] 13th [...] 1866).

marker-emmor-nellie-maris-1945-1946: Gravestone of Emmor B. (1945) and Nellie M. (1946) Maris; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 26 May 2019), memorial IDs 121233850 (Emmor) and 121234022 (Nellie), photograph uploaded on 4 Dec 2013 to both memorials; citing Koshkonong Cemetery (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (SEPT. 13, 1866).

obituary-nellie-maris-1946: Obituary for Nellie M. Maris (1946); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 19 May 2021), image “United States of America > Missouri > Koshkonong > The Oregon County Times-Leader > 1946 > 08 > 08” page 1; citing “Oregon County Times-Leader (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri), 8 Aug 1946 (Thursday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes age (79 years, 10 months and 3 days) giving a computed date of 13 Sep 1866.

book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915: George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (editor), History of Dakota Territory: South Dakota: Its History and Its People, Volume 5; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [This multi-volume series is a history of South Dakota. Volumes 4 and 5 are biographies of mostly contemporary notables.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 960 (PDF page 947)

Comment: Source includes year (1866).

census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 13 (form) or page 454[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 40; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 229 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545728]

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes age (3) and location (Ill. [Illinois]). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1866 to 1 Jun 1867.

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,
death

marker-emmor-nellie-maris-1945-1946: Gravestone of Emmor B. (1945) and Nellie M. (1946) Maris; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 26 May 2019), memorial IDs 121233850 (Emmor) and 121234022 (Nellie), photograph uploaded on 4 Dec 2013 to both memorials; citing Koshkonong Cemetery (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (July 16, 1946).

obituary-nellie-maris-1946: Obituary for Nellie M. Maris (1946); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 19 May 2021), image “United States of America > Missouri > Koshkonong > The Oregon County Times-Leader > 1946 > 08 > 08” page 1; citing “Oregon County Times-Leader (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri), 8 Aug 1946 (Thursday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date (July 16, 1946) and location (San Jose, Calif.). Note however, at another point the story notes that she was struck by a truck on "July 6" and dided three hours later, but this is being treated as a typographical error, since the 16 July date agrees with other evidence.

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,
father

book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915: George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (editor), History of Dakota Territory: South Dakota: Its History and Its People, Volume 5; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [This multi-volume series is a history of South Dakota. Volumes 4 and 5 are biographies of mostly contemporary notables.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 960 (PDF page 947)

Comment: Source identifies Nellie H. [McConnell] as a biological child of Joseph McConnell.

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mother

book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915: George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (editor), History of Dakota Territory: South Dakota: Its History and Its People, Volume 5; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [This multi-volume series is a history of South Dakota. Volumes 4 and 5 are biographies of mostly contemporary notables.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 960 (PDF page 947)

Comment: Source identifies Nellie H. [McConnell] as a biological child of Sarah (Fouts) McConnell.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Emmor Bonsall Maris (1866 – 1945)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-249-17a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Wessington Springs (Ward 3), enumeration district 249, sheet 17A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Wessington Springs Ward 1 > District 0249" image 17; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Line 42, dwelling 294

Comment: Source identifies Nellie N. Maris as the wife of Emmor B. Maris and the number of years married (22) for both. Using the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a marriage date range from 16 Apr 1887 to 15 Apr 1888.

census-us-1920-ps-mo-oregon-131-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Missouri, Oregon County, Big Apple Township, enumeration district 131, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 6A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Missouri > Oregon > Big Apple > District 0131" image 10; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 938 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 33,34, dwelling 112

Comment: Source identifies Nellie Maris as the wife of Emmor Maris.

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Child: Willis Leslie Maris (1888 – 1889)

Child: Cecil W. Maris (1889 – ?)

Child: Laura Belle Maris (1892 – ?)

Child: George Joseph "Joe" Maris (1895 – 1920)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: 23 Jul 1946 at Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri, United States

Cemetery: (Koshkonong Cemetary) at Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-emmor-nellie-maris-1945-1946: Gravestone of Emmor B. (1945) and Nellie M. (1946) Maris; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 26 May 2019), memorial IDs 121233850 (Emmor) and 121234022 (Nellie), photograph uploaded on 4 Dec 2013 to both memorials; citing Koshkonong Cemetery (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri, USA)”

Comment: Marker is located in Koshkonong Cemetery, in Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri.

obituary-nellie-maris-1946: Obituary for Nellie M. Maris (1946); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 19 May 2021), image “United States of America > Missouri > Koshkonong > The Oregon County Times-Leader > 1946 > 08 > 08” page 1; citing “Oregon County Times-Leader (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri), 8 Aug 1946 (Thursday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date (July 23, 1946) and implied location (Koshkonong Cemetery [in Koshkonong, Missouri]).

marker-emmor-nellie-maris-1945-1946: Gravestone of Emmor B. (1945) and Nellie M. (1946) Maris; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 26 May 2019), memorial IDs 121233850 (Emmor) and 121234022 (Nellie), photograph uploaded on 4 Dec 2013 to both memorials; citing Koshkonong Cemetery (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri, USA)”

Comment: Marker is located in Koshkonong Cemetery, in Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri.

obituary-nellie-maris-1946: Obituary for Nellie M. Maris (1946); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 19 May 2021), image “United States of America > Missouri > Koshkonong > The Oregon County Times-Leader > 1946 > 08 > 08” page 1; citing “Oregon County Times-Leader (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri), 8 Aug 1946 (Thursday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Koshkonong Cemetery) and implied location (Koshkonong, Missouri).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1870 at Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois, United States

Occupation: (teacher) 1 Jan 1885

Residence: 1 Jan 1885 at Highland Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1903 at Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri, United States

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Big Apple Township, Oregon County, Missouri, United States

Residence: Dec 1945 at , , California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 13 (form) or page 454[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 40; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 229 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545728]

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 Jun 1870) and location (Geneseo City, in the County of Henry, State of Ill's [Illinois]).

census-us-ia-1885-s1-guthrie-highland-297: 1885 Iowa State Census, Guthrie County, Highland Township, page 297; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Dec 2007) > "1885 > Guthrie > Highland" image 18; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest"

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes date (1 Jan 1885) and occupation (teacher).

census-us-ia-1885-s1-guthrie-highland-297: 1885 Iowa State Census, Guthrie County, Highland Township, page 297; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Dec 2007) > "1885 > Guthrie > Highland" image 18; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest"

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes date (1 Jan 1885) and location (Highland, Guthrie County, Iowa).

obituary-nellie-maris-1946: Obituary for Nellie M. Maris (1946); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 19 May 2021), image “United States of America > Missouri > Koshkonong > The Oregon County Times-Leader > 1946 > 08 > 08” page 1; citing “Oregon County Times-Leader (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri), 8 Aug 1946 (Thursday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes year (1903), community (Oak Grove), and location ([Koshkonong, Missouri]).

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-249-17a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Wessington Springs (Ward 3), enumeration district 249, sheet 17A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Wessington Springs Ward 1 > District 0249" image 17; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 294

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Wessington Springs, County: Jerauld, State: South Dakota).

census-us-1920-ps-mo-oregon-131-6a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Missouri, Oregon County, Big Apple Township, enumeration district 131, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 6A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "Missouri > Oregon > Big Apple > District 0131" image 10; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 938 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 34, dwelling 112

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Big Apple Township, County: Oregon, State: Missouri).

obituary-nellie-maris-1946: Obituary for Nellie M. Maris (1946); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 19 May 2021), image “United States of America > Missouri > Koshkonong > The Oregon County Times-Leader > 1946 > 08 > 08” page 1; citing “Oregon County Times-Leader (Koshkonong, Oregon County, Missouri), 8 Aug 1946 (Thursday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date ("last december" for an obituary published in August 1946) and location (California). The source indicates it was to be near her sister (in Paradise) and daughter (in San Jose), so where in Calfornia is not known.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Given Name: This database uses Nellie H. The 1910 U.S. Census uses the middle initial N. [census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-249-17a]

FOLLOWUP

Her middle name was Hedges. She may have moved to San Jose, California in 1945 to be closer to her daughter, Laura. According to the source, her death was the result of being "hit by a truck while crossing a busy street with her younger sister, Ina B. (McConnell) George." [research-conversation-with-<private>-2009]

A registry entry of her marriage to Emmor Maris includes a marriage date of 5 May 1887 in her home in Highland Township, Guthrie County, Iowa. Her father is identified as Joseph A. McConnell and her mother as Sara Fouts (maiden name). The marriage occured on 5 May 1887 and was recorded on 12 May. She was 21 at the time, giving a birth date range of 6 May 1865 to 5 May 1866, which conflicts with her known birth date in Sep 1866. She was born in Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois. (from Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940, database with images on Ancestry.com)

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1910-ps-sd-jerauld-249-17a: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jerauld County, Wessington Springs (Ward 3), enumeration district 249, sheet 17A (form/penned) or page 81A (stamped); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jerauld > Wessington Springs Ward 1 > District 0249" image 17; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1482 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375495]

Additional detail for reference: Line 41, dwelling 294

research-conversation-with-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 9–21 Jul 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1

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Sources

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