from The News Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky
Thursday, August 24, 1911
The community was considerably shocked when it became known on last Friday that Mr. Joseph R. Connor had died at his home here. Mr. Connor had been ill but a few days of typhoid fever, and while it was known that he was ill, scarcely anyone was aware that the condition was dangerous.
Mr. Connor was a son of the late George S. Connor and Medora L. Connor, and was born in the Fredericktown neighborhood November 24, 1865. Here he grew to manhood and thirteen years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Eddleman, who died eleven years ago. They had one child, Mary Connor who still survives. Shortly after Mr. Connor’s marriage, he lived in Boyle County, but after the death of his wife returned to this county and was engaged in farming until his death.
As a citizen he was recognized as one of the county’s most enterprising men and the community will feel the loss of so great a citizen. He was a successful businessman and was interested in stock raising.
In manner he was quiet and reserved, attending strictly to business. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Christian Church with Masonic honors.
He is survived by one daughter, his mother and two sisters, Mrs. Kate Williams and Miss Pearl Connor.