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Elizabeth Gill

Elizabeth Gill
b. 27 July 1847, Ohio, to James (1804-1870) and Julia Ann (b. 1810) (Hoselton) Gill
d. 31 August 1899, North Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri

m/1. April 1864, Hamilton County, Indiana
John Fayette Conner
b. 31 January 1827, Horseshoe Prairie, Hamilton County, Indiana, to William (1777-1855) and Elizabeth (1802-1891) (Chapman) Conner
d. 25 January 1882, New Britton, Hamilton County, Indiana

m/2. 4 September 1884, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
John Lennington

m/3. 1894, Harlem, Missouri
James Smith
d. 1901

Children with John Fayette Conner:
• Sarah Elizabeth “Nell” (1865-1928) married George Lamoreaux
• John F. (1866-1870)
• James C. (1868-1869)
• Lavina (1869-1910) married Herbert Laurence Whitehead (1863-1936)
• Hiram Harrington (1871-1950) married Katherine Margret Hanny (1888-1985)
• Mary Leota (1876-1954) married Chester Wallace Ames (1868-1922)
• Unnamed infant
• Unnamed infant

Elizabeth lived north of Connersville in Fayette County; in Indianapolis, Marion County; and in New Britton and Noblesville in Hamilton County. After John Conner died, she lost the large farm and moved to Noblesville, where she did sewing in a shop. In March 1885, she, her second husband, and daughters Nell and Leota went to Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Lavina went to live with her Grandmother Conner in Indianapolis. Hiram went to live with his Uncle Ham in Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: harcourt@comcast.net


Mary Leota Conner

Mary Leota Conner
b. 31 May 1876, near New Britton, Hamilton County, Indiana, to John Fayette (1827-1882) and Elizabeth A. Hoselton (Gill) Conner (1847-1899)
d. 24 November 1954, San Francisco, California

m. 18 December 1894, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Chester Wallace Ames
b. 16 July 1868, Horton, Brown County, Kansas, to Orin (1829-1900) and Linda (Eby) Ames
d. 6 November 1922, Elko, Elko County, Nevada

Children with Chester Wallace Ames:

  • Loren Winfield (1885-1985) married Ida Bernice Lytton
  • Ralph Eby (1899-1964) married (1) Irene Austin, (2) Faye Cleo Flannery
  • Mildred Louise (1903-1981) married Norman Carl Klotz
  • Orval (1905-1987) married Esther Lillian Sauer

Mary left Hamilton County, Indiana, for Kansas in 1884 with her mother, who had remarried. By 1901, she was living in Salt Lake City, Utah. After that, she lived in Nevada before moving to California to live with her daughter in 1944. Her husband died in a railroad accident. He worked for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: harcourt@comcast.net