Lewiston Morning Tribune|
Wednesday, September 18, 1912
Mrs. R. J. Mcconnell Dead
Deceased Was Resident of Melrose Section.
Mrs. R. J. McConnell, a resident of the Melrose section, died at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Frank Carpenter, 523 New Sixteenth street, yesterday morning at 8 o'clock from the result of an attack of paralysis suffered last Friday. For some time past the deceased had been ailing, but at no time was her condition such as would cause alarm. Mrs. McConnell is survived by a husband, five children, and three brothers, one of whom, H. J. Koozer, of Big Timber, Mont., was at her bedside at the time of her passing away. The children surviving are Elmer C. McConnell, Annie L. Decker, Nellie M. Miles, Curtis J. McConnell and Merlin R. McConnell. The funeral services over the remains will be conducted from the home of her grand-daughter at 9 o'clock this morning, the Rev. F. D. Muse, of the Christian church of Lewiston, delivering the sermon.
Emma McConnell, nee Koozer, was born October 17, 1850, in the county of Clearfield, Penn., near the town of Clearfield. In 1867 she was married to R. J. McConnell, and for 20 years afterward the couple resided in Montana. Four years ago the family removed to this city, spending one year here, then moving to Melrose where they have since resided. Mrs. McConnell was a Christian woman, self sacrificing, and her loss will be mourned by many friends in her home town and elsewhere.