Below are some articles I found on Denis Connell…since there were several in the area at that time, you will want to analyze the articles for the correct fit.
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1860 Dennis ConnellMarriageAug 24, 1860DCCatherine Roverfamilysearch.org
1879A PROSPERING PROJECTThe National Fair Evidently An Assured SuccessApplications for Exhibiting Space Pouring In -Work at the GroundsMeeting of the Inaugural Procession Committee Last night.T. A. Rover and Denis Connell are both listed as MarshallsOct 21, 1879Washington Post pg 4
1880 CensusDistrict of Columbia
Connell Dennis 43grocerborn Ire as were parents
Kate 32born VA, parents born Ireland
Aloyisus 18Anna 14John9Frank 7Lawrence 5Mary4Katie 1all born in DC
Boarders,Cardy, harry 19,Bannagin Jane 50,Donohue Mary 18,O Hare Mary 15 servant
1880 DC CENSUS Dennis Connell age 46 b 1834 Ireland as were parents, laborer , Mary Connell age 44born Ire Rosa 13 , Dennis 7
1881DC Marriage Dennis Connell and Ella McPhersonNov 22, 1881DCfamilysearch.org
1884The Veteran Corps Cadet’s FairA Complete List of the Ladies wh Will Have charge of the Booths.The final arrangements for the fair of the Union Veteran Corps Cadets were perfected last night.The several tables and booths will be handsomely decorated and will be presided over as follows: Floral BowerKate Connell (and others)March 26, 1884 pg 4Washington Post
1891THE ROVER SUIT SETTLED.: Providence Made for Maintenance of the Complainant and Her Husband.The Washington Post (1877-1922) [Washington, D.C] 17 Apr 1891: 7.The case of Margarette Rover against John Rover and others was by consent amicably settled yesterday in the equity court. Judge Hagner decreed that to Margarette Rover should be paid for her maintenance and support and for supplying her and her husband, John Rover the defendant who by reasons of his years and infirmities is unable to mage his affairs with food, fuel, servant hire etc. by Thomas A. Rover and Dennis Connell Trustees from the net income of John Rover’s life estate $59 a month, during the join lives of the wife and husband.……
1893 Real Estate TransfersDennis Connell and T. A. Rover to Kate Connell sublot 42 square 624 lots 10 and 11, square 566 and part of lot 45 square 623$10Nov 2, 1893 pg 2
1898Death:Dennis Connelldied March 14, 1898in DCage 60 born 1838 in Irelandmarriedfamilysearch.org
Washington PostHis Death DeploredAt a special meeting of the directors of the Consumer’s Brewing Company called to express their regret and sorrow at the sudden death of their esteemed President, Mr. D. Connell, the following resolution of regret and condolence was adopted…..March 18 1898 pg 9
1898 TO THE HANDS OF OTHERS.: Two Wills Disposing of Estates Are Filed for Probate.The Washington Post (1877-1922) [Washington, D.C] 20 Mar 1898: 11....of the deceased is bequeathed to his wife, Kate E. Connell, who is also named as…
1899Return of Stock AskedThe Consumer’s Brewery Sues Holders of Shares of Unfilled ContractSuit in equity was filed yesterday by the Consumer’s brewing Company against Robert R. White, Kate E. Connell as executrix of the will of D. Connell …..the incorporators established the plant at Rosslyn VA… In Probate Court yesterday Kate E. Connell was given authority to bring suit in VA against the brewery company as may be necessary to protect her interests….May 20, 1899pg 2 Washington Post
SUES FOR COMMISSION.: Thomas E. Carr Claims Title to Portion of Brewing Company's Stock.The Washington Post (1877-1922) [Washington, D.C] 20 Dec 1899: 12....Court No. 2 of the case of Thomas E. Carr against Kate E. Connell, as executrix
BurialDennis Connellburied 27 May 1904 in Arlingtondied May26age 47born 1847 in Ireland,Laborer, parents born Irelandfamilysearch.org
1905Both Degree and ScholarshipAt the commencement of St. John’s College at the Lafayette Theater on Friday, the degree of bachelor of science was conferred on Denis Eugene Connell, son of Mrs. Kate E. and the late Denis Connell.He was awarded the scholarship to the Catholic University.Mr. Connell’s essay was on the “power of the Press” and was delivered in a masterly manner.The Washington PostJune 22, 1905pg 6
1908NEED OF SINGLE HEAD: Grocer Thinks Government Should Be Changed. FINDS REFORMS NECESSARY Personal Experience With District Tax Office Convinces Him Condition of Af- fairs Exists That Can Be Remedied Only by Elimination of Three-Man Rule -- Good Business Man Required.The Washington Post (1877-1922) [Washington, D.C] 05 Aug 1908: 10.
Thomas A. Rover Thomas A. Rover, a grocer of North Capitol and H Sts who died at his home 49 I St Jan 11. left an estate valued at $250,000.His will which was executed July 27, 1900 was offered for probate yesterday.Mrs. Mary E. Rover, his widow and Bernardin F. Rover, a son are bequeathed the grocery business, valued at $20,000.Mrs. Rover receiving a two thirds share.A bequest of $1000 is left ot Mr. Rover’s sister Kate E. Connell.…Mr. Rovers estate comprised 27 houses located in St. Aloysius Parish…..June 16, 1908 pg 15Washington PostHe was 64 years oldThere are about 60 articles on Thomas A. Rover, grocer
THOMAS A. ROVER Buriedthe Washington Post (1877-1922) [Washington, D.C] 15 Jan 1908: 7.
Obituary 2 -- No TitleThe Washington Post (1877-1922) [Washington, D.C] 14 Jan 1908
THOMAS A. ROVER The Washington Post (1877-1922) [Washington, D.C] 12 Jan 1908: 7.names sister Kate Connell and his 6 children
1910 CENSUS DCKate E. Connell age 67, John J. Connell 40, Dennis E. Connell 20 both parents born Irelandfamilysearch.org
1912ProbateEstate of Kate E. Connell; will dated September 12, 1907 filed.
Feb 9, 1912Washington Post
1913Probate CourtEstate of Kate E. Connellorder continuing time for accountAttorney J. B. LarnerJuly 31, 1913
1912DC MarriagesDenis E. Connell b 1885 age 27bride: Carrie H. McGill b 1886marriage Oct 2, 1912 in DC.Familysearch.orghandwritten document is online
1932McGill,On Sunday march 13, 1932 at her residence 900 K St NW ANNIE, beloved wife of the late John M. McGill and mother of Mrs. John C. Shaw and Mrs. Denis E. Connell.Funeral from her later residence on Wednesday March 16 . Requiem mass at St. Patrick’s Church. Relatives and friends invited.Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.March 15, 1932Washington Post pg 3
1939CONNELL, HELEN C.On Wednesday, March 22, 1939 in Georgetown University Hospital, HELEN C. CONNEL (nee McGill) beloved wife of Denis E. Connell Sr. ; mother of Helen and Denis E. Connell Jr and sister of Mrs. John Shaw.Fuernal from her late residence 1324 Harvard St NW on Saturday March 24 at 9:30 amRequiem mass at Sacred Heart Church at 9 amRelatives and friends Invited.Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.March 24, 1939pg 35 Washington Post
1939 CONNELL, Helen C.(nee McGill)On Wednesday March 22, 1939, in Georgetown Hospital, Helen C. Connell, beloved wife of Denis E. Connell Sr and mother of Helen and Denis E. Connell Jr and sister of Mr. John Shaw. Notice of funeral later.March 23, 1939 pg 27Washington Post
1943 ROVEROn Saturday Feb 27, 1943 at her residence 20-1 Cortland Place NW Mary E. widow of Thomas A. Rover.Funeral from residence. Requiem mass at St. Aloysisus, Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.March 1, 1932Washington Post
1949Denis E. Connell was an honorary pallbearer at the funeral of Martin J. McNamara 66, prominent Washington attorney…lived on Park Rd NW ….funeral held at Blessed SacramentOct 12, 1949Washington Post B2
1968Denis E. Connell Sr.Economist for FTCDenis E. Connell Sr 83 died yesterday at his home 3810 Jenifer St NW after suffering a stroke.A native of Washington, Mr. Connell was a graduate of Catholic University.He retired in 1940 from the Federal Trade Commission where he had served as assistant to the chief economist.Interested in the theater, he was a producer, director and actor in a number of plays and productions in the Washington area.He was a member of the Washington Arts Club, Black Friars Guild,National Theatre Stock Co and Friendly Sons of St. Patricks.He was a character member of the St. Patrick’s Players and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.He is survived by a daughter, Helen C. Olmert, of the Jennifer Street address; a son, Denis E. Connell Jr 3945 Connecticut Ave NW and six grandchildren.
The Washington Post, Sept 22, 1968D6His obituary says that the funeral was from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.Interment Mt. Olivet
There are over 100 articles about plays that Denis Connell acted in… Santa Romberg Pulls Out a Christmas Tune for Capital KiddiesDec 17, 1946….Connell Returns to Direction Productions at Georgetown UFeb 18, 1940 pg E4Connell to Lead BlackfriarJune 1939, Wins Elocution Contest..St. John’s CollegeMay 13, 1911,as well as a stand alone photo.