William Forest Conn [Sr.]

21 October 1893–17 March 1969 (Age 75)
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of William Forest

When William Forest Conn [Sr.] was born on 21 October 1893, his father, Simon Conn Jr, was 32 and his mother, Eliza Jane Lee, was 25. He married Mary Jerusha Terrell on 20 December 1916, in Bullard, Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Smith, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 17 March 1969, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Forest Conn [Sr.]
1893–1969
Mary Jerusha Terrell
1897–1965
Marriage: 20 December 1916
John Hurshell Conn
1919–
William Forest ( Billy) Conn Jr.
1921–1978
Billy Conn
1922–1978
Mary E Conn
1926–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 December 1916
Bullard, Smith, Texas, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Simon Conn Jr

    Male1861–1930Male

    Eliza Jane Lee

    Female1867–1903Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Irish: Wisdom or sense

Sources (3)

  • William F Conn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William F Conn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Conn in household of Simon S Conn, "United States Census, 1910"

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