James Monroe McConnell, aged 65 years, one of the Counties most substantal men, died at his home in Shady Grove section Monday morning at 10 o'clock of double-pneumonia.
He had been ill only a week, and his death was a great shock to his family and friends.
The funeral and burial will be conducted at Blackburn church, (of which he was a member) Thursday, by his pastor, Rev. I. W. Tally, being deferred to await the arrival of his son, Elmer, who lives in the far west.
The deceased was twice married, his first wife who was Miss Jennie Bassett of Providence having died many years ago leaving two daughters who now survive; They being Mesdames: Emma Coleman and John Stembridge of this county.
His second wife was Miss Dora Brantley, daughter of the late Jordan Brantley and survives him with 4 sons, Elmer, of Wright, Wyoming, Preston, Coleman and Jas. of this Co., and two daughters, Miss Lura, and Mrs. Mabel Hopkins. His father, John Newton McConnell died 40 years ago, and his mother, who was Miss Eliza Jane Brown, survived her husband 25 years. He leaves three sisters, Mabel, wife of James W. Woolf, of Arizona, Sue, wife of J. F. Castner, and Isabel wife of Hery [Henry] Travis, both of the Providence and Piney section[.] Three brothers are left also, they being C. Hodge McConnell of the Shady Grove section, W. T., and Albert McConnell, both of this city.
Among those from this city who attended the funeral and burial of James McConnell at Blackburn last Wednesday were the following: J. B. Wiggins, J. Alex Guess, E. J. Travis, Geo. H. Manley, W. T. McConnell and wife, Albert McConnell and wife, H. F. Martin, J. R. Summerville, Harry Joiner, A. M. Duvall, M. 0. Eskew wife and son Billie, David Lowery [sic] and wife, Aubrey Cannan, Rev. T. C. Newman.
1919 Crittenden Press Obituary.