Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 498 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
which he engaged. His life was an exemplary
one, and he was noted for his honesty and
business integrity. He died in the year
1860, at Memphis, Tennessee. The another
is still living, having retained her faculties to
the advanced age of nearly seventy. She is a
member of a very distinguished family of
South Carolina, and some of her relatives now
reside in New Orleans and are engaged in the
sugar-refining business. From early girlhood
she had been identified with the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, in all its interests.
These parents had four children,
namely: Ella Virginia, wife of John M.Vines,
of Jefferson, Texas, who died when she was
thirty-four, leaving two children, Murphey,
the Marion County Attorney, the youngest
man elected to that office in Texas; and Philip,
a resident of Dallas; W. C., Mayor of Dallas;
our subject and L. Meyers, whose wife was
Miss Cornelius. He is in the drug business,
having graduated in pharmacy, and, as a recognition
of his efficiency and ability, has been
appointed Chemist for the State of Texas.
W. O. Connor, owing to the death of his
father, was thrown at an early age upon his
own resources. He came with the family to
Texas, settling in Paris, in 1861, where, as a
boy, he assisted on the farm until 1866, when,
at the early age of fourteen, he began clerking
in the dry-goods store of Clark since that time he has been
occupying his present position, having been
in it for eleven years. Such continuous
service speaks well for the employed and the
employer. Only one who possessed a manly
character and was duly informed could have
inspired such confidence; a faithful service
only could have secured its continuance. He
was thrown upon his own resources at
the time that other boys were receiving
their education. But there is no
teacher like experience, and our subject has
educated himself in that hardest of schools,
adversity, having emerged from it able and
ready to cope with whatever fate throws in
This gentleman was married the first time,
to Miss Hattie Crowdus, daughter of J. W.
Crowdus, and she bore him two children, one
of whom died in infancy; the other, Eugene
C., is a pupil in Fort Hope Trinity College,
Ontario. Mrs. Connor died in 1878, aged
twenty-two, having been a faithful member
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
His second marriage occurred in 1882, to Miss
Lulu J. Mays, daughter of Enoch G. Mays, of
Dallas, Texas, and she also bore him two children:
Ottis Lee and Brevard Mays. Mrs.
Connor is a worthy member of the Episcopal
Church Mr. Connor takes little interest
in politics, but votes the Democratic
ticket. In all positions he has filled hehas
proved himself capable, faithful and honest.
ATHAN A. YEARGAN, of Dallas
county, was born in Williamson county,
Tennessee, in 1821, the fifth of twelve
children born to Bartlett and Mary Ann
(Lawrence) Yeargan, natives of North Carolina
and Virginia. When a young man the
father went to Tennessee with his parents,
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/498/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.