Mary Elisabeth Conner Or Connor

28 July 1846–29 May 1929 (Age 82)
Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Elisabeth

When Mary Elisabeth Conner Or Connor was born on 28 July 1846, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, her father, William Ezra Conner, was 30 and her mother, Theodotia Layton, was 27. She married William Allen on 2 December 1858, in Polk, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Polk, Oregon, United States for about 20 years and Election Precinct 19 Jackson, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1900. She died on 29 May 1929, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Allen
Mary Elisabeth Conner Or Connor
Marriage: 2 December 1858
George Ward Allen
George William Allen
Viola Allen

Spouse and Children

2 December 1858
Polk, Oregon, United States


    George Ward Allen



    Viola Allen


Parents and Siblings

    William Ezra Conner


    Theodotia Layton




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World Events (8)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 1

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 13

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 22

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Connor , now common in Scotland.2 English: occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures, Middle English connere, cunnere ‘inspector’, an agent derivative of cun(nen) ‘to examine’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Leach in household of Frank Leach, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Connor in household of William Connor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Connor in entry for W H Hamlin and Daisy Eads, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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