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Conner - James W.


Source: H. W. Beckwith Montgomery Co Indiana History (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881 p 314

Elder James W. CONNER, pastor of the Christian Church, Crawfordsville, was born in Rush County, Indiana, Dec. 18, 1837, 8 mi. North of Rushville. His father, Elder James Conner, was born in Tenn, and was a preacher in the Christian Church about 50 years. He is now living with his son, the subject of this sketch. Mr. Conner attended high school in Greensburg and Morristown and then went to the North Western University, at Indianapolis, now known as Butler University. Mr. Conner has preached in Milton, Humboldt, W. Lebanon, Veedersburg, Kokomo, Rushville and also traveled in Illinois about 5 years evangelizing. He settled in Crawfordsville Jan 1, 1878. Mr. Conner has been very successful as a minister, has many friends and has left his different appointments against the wishes of his congregations; is an able expounder of the truths of the Bible, and is one of the purest and best of men, exerting a happy and blessed influence upon society. He studies well his themes, in the preparation of his sermons, and speaks extemporaneously. He does not confine his study and reading to theology, but reads all branches of literature and science. He was married Aug 29, 1860 to Miss Olive STONE of Shelby County. She is a granddaughter of Judge COLE of that County. They have 4 children: Leona, Erastus S, Mary Libbie and Ira L. Three of these are members of the Christian Church. The first two graduated in the city schools of Crawfordsville in 1881. Mr. Conner is an adherent to the principles of the republican party, casting his first vote in 1860 for the immortal Lincoln. -- typed by kbz
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