Grace Truman Conar

18 February 1904–20 November 1985 (Age 81)
Sweetwater, Monroe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Grace Truman

When Grace Truman Conar was born on 18 February 1904, in Sweetwater, Monroe, Tennessee, United States, her father, Dock Hugh Connar, was 24 and her mother, Harriett Manis, was 24. She married Henry Joseph Shell on 21 May 1923, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Tillman, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 November 1985, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Joseph Shell
Grace Truman Conar
Marriage: 21 May 1923
Gordon Dean Shell Sr.

Spouse and Children

21 May 1923
McMinn, Tennessee, United States


    Gordon Dean Shell Sr.


Parents and Siblings

    Dock Hugh Connar


    Harriett Manis




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 3

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Bonner .2 Irish (Donegal): Scottish name adopted as a translation of Gaelic Ó Cnáimhsighe ‘descendant of Cnáimhseach’, a byname meaning ‘midwife’. This word seems to be a derivative of cnámh ‘bone’ (with the feminine ending -seach), but if so the reason for this is not clear.3 Polish: from German Bo(h)ner ‘bean grower’ ( see Boner ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gracie Connor in household of Don H Camou, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace Shell in household of Henery Shell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace C Shell in household of Henry J Shell, "United States Census, 1930"

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