source: unknown Washington County, Oregon newspaper, 1972 obituary:
"Arthur Connolly Funeral was Friday, Sept. 8 at Forest Grove Memorial Chapel for Arthur Connolly, 78, of Route 1, Box 129, Gaston. The Rev. Ivan Marble of Gales Creek Community Church officiated and private burial was in Skyline Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers were William Peters, Walter Vanderzanden, Nicolia Mathiesen, Willard Noble, Herbert Hoodenpyl and Alva McCollum.
Mr. Connolly died Sept. 5 in Forest Grove Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 7, 1893 at Gaston, the son of Thomas and May Connolly, and spent his entire life in that community. He received his education at the Thatcher School. He served in the U.S. Army as a private during World War I with Co. A, 28th Infantry. He worked as a logger for Stimson Lumber Co. from 1936 until his retirement in 1961.
He is survived by two daughters, Judy Stinson of Seattle and Sally Verboort of Gaston; brothers Roy of Yakima, Wash., Sidney of Crescent City, Calif., and G. C. Connolly of Banks; a sister Mary Klingenberg of Tacoma, Wash. and by two grandchildren."