Wood/O'Neill Family History
A genealogy of pioneering families
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

CONNOR John Joseph

Male 1872 - 1933  (61 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All

  • Name CONNOR John Joseph 
    Born 10 Mar 1872  Maryborough, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 May 1933  Yeppoon, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I620  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2013 

    Family COSTELLO Matilda,   b. 11 Jul 1873, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1945, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1900  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. CONNOR Jackson James,   b. 5 Jan 1902, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. CONNOR Zelma Kathleen (Topsy),   b. 11 Dec 1904,   d. 20 Nov 1971, Mackay, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. CONNOR Ellen Mary,   b. 9 Jul 1907, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1907, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. CONNOR Harold Vincent,   b. 11 Apr 1909, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. CONNOR Marie Bernadette,   b. 4 Apr 1911, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 2001, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Family ID F441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Morning Bulletin Tues 9 May 1933

      MR. J. J. CONNOR
      Death At Yeppoon
      Mr. John Joseph ("Johnny") Connor, who had been a resident of Rockhampton for many years, but who had latterly lived at Yeppoon, died at his residence, on the Esplanade. Yeppoon, yesterday afternoon. The late Mr. Connor, who was 61 years of age, and a native of Maryborough, was one of the founders of the firm of Messrs. Emery and Connor, Rockhampton. He had been ailing for some time. He leaves a widow and a grown-up family of two sons and two daughters. The funeral will leave St. Joseph's Cathedral at 5 o'clock this afternoon for the Rockhampton cemetery.

      Morning Bulletin Thurs 18 May 1933
      THE LATE MR. J. J CONNOR
      ACTIVE WORKER FOR CHARITY
      After a long and distressing illness, Mr. John Joseph Connor died at his residence, the Esplanade, Yeppoon, on May 8. The deceased was 61 years of age and had been living in retirement at Yeppoon since 1927.

      He was born at Maryborough and when 14 joined the firm of Bartholomews, tailors, Maryborough, and remained with them until 1899. In that year he accepted the position of manager of the tailoring and mercery departments of Messrs. Gallagher and O'Byrne, who were then in business in Rockhampton. When this business was purchased by Mr. Charles Steele, and later by Mr. David Gillespie, Mr. Connor retained his position. In 1914, with Mr. A. H. Emery, he founded the firm of Messrs. Emery and Connor, in Rockhampton. Some years later his health commenced to fail. He relinquished his interest in the firm and retired from business. However, an inactive life did not appeal to him and after a few month's rest he purchased a lease of the Pioneer Hotel in Rockhampton. Ill-health again intervened and he was compelled to dispose of the lease after eight months. In 1926 he went to Honolulu in a vain search for health on his return, six months later, took up residence in Yeppoon. With the exception of a trip north last year, he remained there until his death.

      Twenty years ago the deceased took an enthusiastic interest in football and rowing in Rockhampton. In 1910 he was hon. secretary of the North Rockhampton Junior Football Club and a few seasons earlier held similar office with the Leichhardt and Eureka Football clubs. He was one time hon. secretary of the Leichhardt Rowing Club. Mr. Connor's forte was the organisation of social functions. One special effort of his, in conjunction with Mr. Martin Ryan, of Rockhampton, was the organisation of an old-time dance a few years ago. The function was an outstanding success and reintroduced old time dancing to Rockhampton. He was an ardent Church worker, but did not confine his activities to that sphere alone, any charitable body having a call on his time. Though in very indifferent health he was mainly responsible for raising nearly 50 for the Rockhampton Ambulance during the Christmas holidays at Yeppoon.

      In 1900 he married Miss Matilda Costello in St. Joseph's Cathedral, Rockhampton. He is survived by his widow. Messrs. John and Harold Connor (Mackay) are sons and Mrs. J. O'Neil, "Garrahill," Pleystowe, Mackay, and Miss Marjorie Connor, Yeppoon, are daughters. He was a member of a family of 15, of whom Mr. James Connor, Wallabill (brother), and Mesdames P A. Murphy, Clifton, and Fred Frazer, Maryborough (sisters), are the surviving members.