Edmund McConnell

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 1 Jan 1862 and 16 Apr 1862 in , , Illinois, United States

Died: 16 Apr 1888 in Burlington, Elbert County, Colorado, 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 (Edmund [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 4, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes name (<conflict> McConnell).

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 6, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes name (Edmond McConnell).

obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888: Obituary for Edmund B. McConnell (1888); “Died,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Atwood Journal > 1988 > 04 > 25" page 1; citing “The Atwood Journal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 25 Apr 1888 (Wednesday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> B. McConnell). See research notes for spelling details.

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birth

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 (1862).

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 4, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes age (8) and location (Ill [Illinois]). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1861 to 1 Jun 1862.

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 6, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes age (22) and location (Illinois). Age is specified as of birthday in 1884, which gives a birth year of 1862.

obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888: Obituary for Edmund B. McConnell (1888); “Died,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Atwood Journal > 1988 > 04 > 25" page 1; citing “The Atwood Journal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 25 Apr 1888 (Wednesday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes age (26). Using his age and the death date of 16 Apr 1888 gives a birth date range from 17 Apr 1861 to 16 Apr 1862.

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death

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 (1888).

obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888: Obituary for Edmund B. McConnell (1888); “Died,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Atwood Journal > 1988 > 04 > 25" page 1; citing “The Atwood Journal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 25 Apr 1888 (Wednesday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source includes date (April 16th, 1888) and location (Burlington, Col.).

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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 Edmund [McConnell] as a biological child of Joseph McConnell.

obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888: Obituary for Edmund B. McConnell (1888); “Died,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Atwood Journal > 1988 > 04 > 25" page 1; citing “The Atwood Journal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 25 Apr 1888 (Wednesday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source identifies J. A. McConnell as the father Edmund B. McConnell. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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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 Edmund [McConnell] as a biological child of Sarah (Fouts) McConnell.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Organization: (the Odd Fellows)

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888: Obituary for Edmund B. McConnell (1888); “Died,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Atwood Journal > 1988 > 04 > 25" page 1; citing “The Atwood Journal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 25 Apr 1888 (Wednesday), page 1, column 4”

Comment: Source notes he was a member of The Odd Fellows organization.

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Attributes

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

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jan 1885

Residence: 1 Jan 1885 at Highland Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, 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 4, 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 6, dwelling 98

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

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 6, dwelling 98

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

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Edmund was engaged to Belle Spear, with a wedding planned for May 1888, when he was shot and killed by Franklin Baker for trespassing on the latter's claim. [obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888: Obituary for Edmund B. McConnell (1888); “Died,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Atwood Journal > 1988 > 04 > 25" page 1; citing “The Atwood Journal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 25 Apr 1888 (Wednesday), page 1, column 4”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Given Name: This database uses Edmund. The 1870 U.S. Census uses Edward. [census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13]

SPELLING

Given name: This database uses Edmund. The newspaper article about his murder uses Edmond. [obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

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 4, dwelling 105

obituary-edmund-mcconnell-1888: Obituary for Edmund B. McConnell (1888); “Died,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Atwood Journal > 1988 > 04 > 25" page 1; citing “The Atwood Journal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 25 Apr 1888 (Wednesday), page 1, column 4”

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