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Opal Carrie Connor1

Female
b. 6 March 1903, d. 25 December 1991


Family William Henry Firestone b. 1 December 1889, d. 20 February 1969
Marriage* after 1920  LaVerne, Harper Co., OK, Principal=William Henry Firestone1,2 
Children  1. Rees Warren Firestone b. 30 Jan 1921, d. 27 Jan 1981
  2. Drexel Yvonne Firestone b. 1 Oct 1925, d. 2 Apr 2009
  3. William Wayne Firestone b. Sep 1927
  4. Thomas A. "Tom" Firestone b. c 1928
  5. Georgia Jeannette Firestone b. 23 Nov 1930, d. 21 Dec 2008
  6. Ruth Deanne Firestone b. c 1931
  7. Max Lee Firestone Sr. b. c 1936

Birth* 6 March 1903  Meade, Meade Co., KS1 
Married Name after 1920  Firestone1,2 
Marriage* after 1920  LaVerne, Harper Co., OK, Principal=William Henry Firestone1,2 
Census* 1930  1930 Federal Census, Colorado, Pueblo County, Precinct 107, ED: 51-75, Series: T626, Roll: 250, Page: 74A, April 19
Sheet 7A
(enumerated with husband, William H Firestone)
101, 126, 126, Firestone, Opal C, Wife-H, , , , Yes, F, W, 27, M, 14, No, Yes, Kansas, Ireland, Illinois, , 70, 04, 1, , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,2 
Census 1940  1940 Federal Census, Colorado, Pueblo County, Precinct 111, ED: 51-83, Series: T627, Roll: 477, Page: 12B, April 18
Sheet 12B, Northwest of Vineland
(enumerated with husband, William Firestone)
63, 232, , , , No, Firestone, Opal, Wife, 1, F, W, 37, M, No, 8, 8, Kansas, 70, , Rural, Pueblo, Colorado, Yes, v0v2, No, No, No, No, H, 5, , , , , , , 0, 0, No,3 
Death* 25 December 1991  Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO1 
Burial* after 25 December 1991  Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO, Inscription: Opal Carrie Firestone
1903 - 19911,4
News/Obit* after 25 December 1991  Haskell, J.W., House
718 West Eleventh Street

While Pueblo County tax records indicate a 1900 date of construction for this house, it appears in city directories and Sanborn insurance maps prior to that time. The most notable alteration has been the application of stucco over the original brick walls. The house underwent a remodeling within the last 2 years, during which the porches were rebuilt and the entire house was repainted.

This house appears to have been constructed around 1890 for J.W. Haskell, Pueblo city marshal. In 1900, the residents were broker Charles E. Cherrington; his wife, Mary; mother, Emily S.; and sisters Bertha and Mary. Charles was born in Ohio in May 1860. By 1909, the resident was Sumner W. Pressey, then a rising Pueblo businessman, who moved two properties east, to 713 West 11th Street, around 1919. Other residents were William C. Mangelsdorf (circa 1915); C.E. Fleming (circa 1920); and Albert Rule and Rev. J.J. Werda (circa 1925).

In 1935, the owner and resident was John B. Stuart. He came to Pueblo in 1920 and was a barber. With his wife, Stuart had a son, A.A. Stuart. The Stuarts later moved to 419 West 10th Street.

A few years after arriving in Pueblo in 1934, George T. Flanigan purchased this house and resided here until his death. Flanigan was a veteran of World War I. With his wife, Agnes D., George had a daughter, Marilyn, and two sons, James D. and Edward D. Prior to moving to Pueblo, Flanigan operated a pool, billiard, and cigar business in Boone County. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral parish. George Flanigan died on December 12, 1948. His widow continued to reside here through 1950.

By 1955, the owner and resident was Opal Firestone. Born on March 6, 1903, in Mead, Kansas, as Opal Carrie Connor, she married William H. Firestone in LaVerne, Oklahoma. They came to Colorado in a covered wagon in 1922, initially settling in the Vineland area. Together, Opal and William Firestone had eight children: Drexel, Wayne, Tom, Georgia, Dee Ann, Max, Bruce, and Reese. Firestone was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and, later in life, was an active volunteer at SRDA. She continued to reside here through the 1960s. Opal Firestone died on December 25, 1991.

Betty R. Bryant acquired the house and lot in 1974, transferring them in 1992 to Darlene B. New. New, in turn, transferred the property to Steven C. Eller in 2002. Later that year, Russell H. Longgrear, III, the current owner, acquired the property. He operates it as a rental unit.

Historical background:
"Opal Carrie Firestone" [obituary]. Pueblo Chieftain, 27 December 1991, p. 11B.
"Stuart (John B.)" [obituary]. Pueblo Chieftain, 18 March 1965, p. 19A.
"Flanigan (George T.)' [obituary]. Pueblo Chieftain, 13 December 1948, p. 2.
Pueblo County Office of Tax Assessor. Property information card [internet].
Pueblo City Directory. Pueblo, Co.; Salt Lake City; Kansas City, Mo.; and others: R.L. Polk
& Co, consulted 1886 through 2003.
Single Dwelling
Pueblo North1 

Citations
  1. [S1120] Historictecture.com, online http://www.historitecture.com/pdf/11thstw719.PDF.
  2. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S1286] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , 1940 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S1119] CP, Pueblo Co. Genealogy, online http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo, http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/imperialf.html.


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