Elizabeth Jane MCCONNELL 4/01 (1846 - 1923).
(Josiah McConnell 3/01, John McConnell 2/04, Samuel McConnell 1/01?)
She was married to 1st Adam SLATES (Oct. 22, 1840 in Louden Twp., Carroll Co., Oh -
Nov. 15, 1887 in Louden Twp., Carroll Co., Oh) on April 23, 1867 in Carroll Co., Oh.
Elizabeth Jane MCCONNELL and Adam SLATES had the following children:
Mary A. SLATES 5/01 (Aug. 25, 1868 in Kilgore, Louden Twp, Carroll Co., Oh - July 28, 1928
in Washington Twp., Stark Co., Ohio).
Edwin Porter SLATES 5/02 (Jan. 18, 1871 in Missouri - Jan. 25,, 1938 in Perry Twp., Carroll Co., Oh).
John W. SLATES 5/03 (Jan. 23, 1873 in Ohio - Oct. 12, 1956 in Ohio).
Cora May SLATES 5/04 (May 3, 1875 in Kilgore, Louden Twp., Carroll Co., Ohio -
July 16, 1934 in Mercy Hospital, Stark Co., Oh).
George Westley SLATES /05 (May, 1880 in Kilgore, Louden Twp., Carroll Co., Oh - ?)
Elizabeth was married 2nd to James KELLEY (May, 1842 in Perry Twp., Carroll Co., Oh - Jan. 1, 1918 in Carroll Co., Oh) on June 29, 1893 in Carroll Co., Oh.
Details of the life of Elizabeth Jane MCCONNELL 4/01
BIRTH: November 16, 1846 in Lee Twp., Carroll Co., Ohio.
2 years old & born in Ohio on the 1850 Census in Lee Twp., Carroll Co., Ohio.
10 years old & born in Ohio on the 1860 Census in Lee Twp., Carroll Co., Ohio.
22 years old & born in Ohio on the 1870 Census in Concord Twp., Clinton Co., Ms.
33 years old & born in Ohio on the 1880 Census in Lee Twp., Carroll Co., Ohio.
50 years old & born in Ohio on the 1900 Census in Lee Twp., Carroll Co., Ohio.
(The 1900 Census records that she was born in September of 1849).
MARRIAGE 1st: Adam SLATES on April 23, 1867.
MARRIAGE 2nd: James KELLEY on June 29, 1893 in Carroll Co., Oh.
OCCUPATION: House Keeper.
DEATH: April 24, 1923 in Carroll Co., Ohio.
BURIAL: April, 1923 in Perrysville M.E. Church, Perrysville Twp., Carroll Co., Oh.
Elizabeth's obituary in the Free Press Standard, Carrollton, Ohio, Thursday, May 3, 1923.
Elizabeth McConnell, daughter of Josiah and Martha McConnell, was born in Lee Township, November 16, 1846, and died April 24, 1923, aged 76 years. She was united in marriage with Adam Slates April 23, 1867. They were the parents of five children, one son, George Wesley Slates, dying in infancy. Two daughters, Mrs. Mary Stenger of Alliance and Mrs. Cora Hendericks, and two sons, John Slates of Hopedale and Edwin Slates of the home, are left to mourn, but are comforted by the memory of a kind and Christian mother. Adam Slates died November 15, 1889. In June, 1894, Mrs. Slates was married to James Kelly, who also preceded her in death, he dying in January, 1917.
Mrs. Kelly united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Harlem when but 11 years of age. Later she had her membership transferred to the church at Perrysville, and was a consistent member until death. She loved her Saviour first of all. She was not given to much demonstration, but her daily life, her kindness and consideration for others were the outward signs of the inward grace. Her good deeds were many, and were not done for display, but for the glory and to honor the Master. Through the weeks of illness and pain her faith was unwavering, and inspiring to those who were with her.
Besides those mentioned, Mrs. Kelly is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Anne Yeager, Mrs. Ida Carpenter and Mrs. Eva Gault, and three brothers, George E. and Wesley McConnell, all of Lee township, and Howard McConnell of Wyoming; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one step-son, William Kelly, and a host of friends who will miss her sadly, but would not call her back, for "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
The funeral service was conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. L. Baker, who preached from the text chosen by the deceased, "The Lord is my shepherd."
His obituary in the Carroll Free Press, Carrollton, Ohio, Wednesday, November 23, 1887.
Adam Slates, of Kilgore, died very suddenly on Tuesday of last week. He was late a private member of Co. D. 80th, O. V. I. He served his country honorably as a soldier and lived a consistent citizen. The funeral services were in charge of the J. M. Scott Post of which he was a member. Rev. F. I. Sweeney, pastor of M. E. Church, preached the funeral sermon to a large congregation. At a called meeting of the J. M. Scott Post of Kilgore, the following Resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God in His wise providence, to remove from our midst our comrade Adam Slates in the prime of life's manhood. Therefore be it.
Resolved, by the G. A. R. Post:
First That while we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well in this hour of deep sorrow we record our appreciation of his Worth as a Soldier and recognize that this Post has lost a devoted member, the community a loyal citizen, and his family a devoted husband and father.
Second--That we realize in his sudden death the uncertainty of life and that we repledge ourselves to each other in Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty.
Third--That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to the stricken widow and children of the deceased, and tenderly commend them to Him who careth for the widow and fatherless.
Fourth--That a copy of these Resolutions be furnished each of the county papers for publication and also a copy be presented the family of deceased.
signed---A. S. Wrikeman, E. Hosterman and F. J. Yingling.
(Note: If a date has before it "abt", that means that the year has been estimated from an age given on a Census report.)
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