Decatur County Journal
Thursday, March 30, l9l6
RACHEL JULIEN was born in Auglaize county, Ohio, June l5, l825, and died
at the home of her son, THOMAS CONNER, Leon, Iowa, March 26, l9l6, aged
90 years, 9 months and l2 days.In the year l849 she was united in
marriage to HENRY M. CHRISTY.To this union three children were born,
two of these have passed to the great beyond: WM. H. CHRISTY, who
enlisted in the Union Army in l862 and died in the hospital at
Nashville, Tennessee, January 27, of the same year; REBECCA M. CHRISTY,
who died in infancy.MRS. ELLEN J. (CHRISTY) RYAN, the remaining child
of this union, lives near Ellston, Iowa.
HENRY M. CHRISTY died in Auglaize County, Ohio, in the year, l84(?).
In the year l850, MRS. CHRISTY was united in marriage to WILLIAM
CONNER.To this union six children were born, three boys and three
girls.Two of these children have passed on before, MARY ETTA CONNER,
in l855, and ELIZA A. CONNER, in l857.The children surviving are as
follows:MRS. MARTHA A. LEETHY, Beaconsfield, Iowa; AMOS W. CONNER,
Central City, Nebraska; THOMAS P. CONNER, Leon, Iowa.In the year l873,
MR. CONNER, with his family, moved from Auglaize County, to Decatur
County, Iowa.He died at Ellston, Iowa, March l4, l896.
With her husband, MRS. CONNER lived the life of a Christian.At the age
of fifteen years, she united with the Methodist Church, and later with
her husband moved her membership from that church to the United
Brethren, where she faithfully held membership until the time of her
death.Her husband has a record of 63 years of Christian service; she a
record of more than 75 years.Her constant desire was to be among
Christian people and converse concerning the things of Christ.
The funeral services were conducted from the Christian Church, Tuesday,
March 26th, at l p.m., by the Pastor, Henry Esch.Interment was at