Hillary Alex McConnell

16 July 1896–16 June 1985 (Age 88)
Patton, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Hillary Alex

When Hillary Alex McConnell was born on 16 July 1896, in Patton, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Constantine McConnell, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ellen Litzinger, was 28. He lived in Chest Springs, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Clearfield Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 16 June 1985, in Patton, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Constantine McConnell
Mary Ellen Litzinger
Mary McConnell
Mary Margaret McConnell
Ella Jane "Della" McConnell
Richard Bernard McConnell
Walter Joseph McConnell
Hillary Alex McConnell
Agnes Mildred McConnell
Bertha Catherine "Kate" McConnell
William HENRY McConnell
Thomas Alphonse McConnell
Helen Louise McConnell
Cora Adeline McConnell

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Constantine McConnell


    Mary Ellen Litzinger




    Mary McConnell


    Mary Margaret McConnell



    Richard Bernard McConnell


    Walter Joseph McConnell


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill ‘son of Domhnall’ ( see McDonald ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conaill ‘son of Conall’, a personal name probably composed of the elements con, an inflected form of ‘hound’ or ‘wolf’, + gal ‘valor’. This was borne by many early chieftains and warriors of Ireland, including the Ulster hero Conall Cearnach, and one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages, who gave his name to Tir Conaill ‘Conall's land’, otherwise known as County Donegal. It was further popularized by the fame of a 7th-century Irish saint, abbot of Inis Caoil.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hillory E Mc Connell in household of Thomas C Mcconnell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hilarian Mcconnell in household of Thomas Mcconnell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hillary Alex McConnell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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