Alva Alaska McConnell

Alva Alaska McConnell
b. 26 October 1872, Monroe County, Indiana to Fletcher and Lucinda (Downey) McConnell
d. 26 October 1959, Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana
bur. Walkers Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

Alva Alaska McConnell

Alva Alaska McConnell

m/1. 26 June 1893, Lawrence County, Indiana
Edith E. Johnston
b. 14 June 1875, Monroe Countu, Indiana to Robert and Sarah A. (Bennett) Johnston
d. 16 August 1913, Monroe County, Indiana
bur. Walkers Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

m/2.
Lurie Stipp

Children with Edith E. Johnston:

  • Eva (18941981) married James Daniel Boruff
  • Virgil E. (1897-1993) married Ruth M. Graves
  • Oliva (1902-1994) married Russell Loesch
  • Effie (1904-1998)
  • Christa L. (1911–1911)
  • Leola Ona (1912-1998) married Lester Moore

Children with Lurie Stipp:

  • Lou Ellen (b. 1919) married Mathew Kasten

Alva was born and raised in Indian Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana. In 1893, he and his first wife, Edith E. Johnston, rode his horse to Bedford, Indiana to get married. He and Edith began their life together in Indian Creek Township. Years later, after Edith had died and he had remarried to Lurie Stipp, he purchased a farm in Pleasant Run Township in Lawrence County, Indiana. That farm was eventually sold and Alva moved to Bloomington, Indiana where he died in 1959.

Submitted by:
Mobie McCammon
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: m.mccommon@comcast.net

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