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John McConnon
Born April 26, 1826
JOHN McCONNON, salesman and manager for William Proctor, general merchant, Monticello; is a native of Massachusetts, and was born in the city of Boston, April 26, 1826; when 7 years of age, he went to Claremont, N. H., and grew up to manhood there; he came West to Iowa, and arrived in Jones Co. in November, 1854, and located in Castle Grove Township, and engaged in farming; he continued farming for fifteen years, then removed to Monticello, and since then has been engaged in business here. Mr. McConnon has held the office of Township Trustee, and has served in the City Council for seven years; during the war, he was in the army, and served in Go. H, 31st I.V.I. Soon after coming to Jones Co., Mr. McConnon was united in marriage to Miss Sallie A. Graham, a native of New Hampshire, April 8, 1855; they have five children—William G., Anna G., John A., Nellie and Frank G.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 674.

JOHN McCONNON, a highly respected resident of Monticello, is engaged in the flour and feed business, having a well stocked establishment, and follows a line of trade in which he is making a success. He was born in Boston, Mass., April 26, 1826, and is the son of Hugh and Ann (O'Donnell) McConnon, both of whom were natives of Ireland, and came to the United States in 1819, locating in Boston. The father worked as a slater while living in the Hub City, but after moving to New Hampshire carried on farm pursuits and there passed his last days.

Mrs. Ann McConnon came to Iowa in company with our subject in 1854, with whom she made her home until her decease in Monticello, in 1885, at the advanced age of eighty-seven years. Hugh McConnon was only forty-five at the time of his death. The parents reared a family of four children, May; John, of this sketch; Sarah, the wife of John Matthews of this city, and Ellen, the wife of W. H. Proctor, a merchant in Monticello.

The subject of this sketch was given a good education in Claremont, N. H., after which he passed his years on his father's farm, until coming to Iowa in 1854. He at once made his home in this city, and for eighteen years was teamster for his brother-in-law, W. H. Proctor. He then opened a flour and feed store, and since 1879 has been engaged in this line of business and thus commands a good trade.

John McConnon was married in 1855 to Miss Sally A., daughter of Alex and Betsey Graham. Their union has resulted in the birth of three sons and two daughters, namely: William, an electrician, who makes his home in Albany, N. Y.; John, who is also an electrician, and is engaged in business in New Orleans; Frank, who is a student in Ames, Iowa; Anna G., the wife of T. F. Bevington of Sioux City, this state, who died in 1888 when twenty-four years of age, and Nellie, who afterward married her brother-in-law, T. F. Bevington.

In politics Mr. McConnon is strongly in sympathy with the Prohibition party and always votes that ticket, believing that the day will soon come when they will elect a President. In religious affairs he is a devout member of the Catholic Church.

From Dubuque, Jones, and Clayton Counties History, 1894, pgs. 376-377, and submitted by Becky Teubner.

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Rev. John McCormick
Born 1860
REV. JOHN McCORMICK, Rector of the Church of the Sacred Heart at Monticello, is a man of superior education and attainments, highly respected and esteemed, not only by his own congregation, but by all who enjoy the pleasure of his acquaintance. Though not of American birth, he is loyal to the institutions of our country, and is a progressive, liberal-spirited citizen, favoring all measures tending toward the advancement of the people. Since coming to Monticello he has labored with devotion and unwearied fidelity in the interests of the cause at this place, and his efforts have been rewarded, for the congregation has increased numerically, and its spiritual growth has also been quite gratifying.

The subject of this sketch is a young man, having been born in 1860. In Ireland, the land of his birth, he grew to manhood, meantime carrying on his studies in the parochial schools, and afterward entered Mt. Milleran Seminary, where he remained a short time. His education was completed at Carlow College. Thus well equipped for a successful career in whatever profession he might enter, he decided to give his life to the holy order of the priesthood. There was need of Workers in the growing towns in the western and middle states of our country, so, in 1883, he crossed the ocean, and on arriving in America, made his way directly to Dubuque, Iowa, where he was placed in charge of St. Raphael's Church. For two years he labored in that capacity, and afterward for a few years he held the pastorate of the church at Britt, Hancock County, Iowa, at the same time having charge of adjoining missions. His next location was in Harper's Ferry, Allamakee County, where he preached to large congregations.

In December of 1886 Father McCormick was appointed pastor of the Church of the Sacred Heart at Monticello, where he now has a congregation consisting of forty families. The church is in a flourishing condition, and its harmonious working proves the skillful oversight of the pastor. He also has charge of the church at Sand Springs, Delaware County, in which are to be found representatives of several different nationalities, but, notwithstanding this fact, they all work harmoniously together. Ever uppermost in his heart is the welfare and progress of the work in which he is engaged. Since accepting this position he has made many improvements in the church, which indicates a praiseworthy spirit among the people and earnest effort on the part of the Rector.

From Dubuque, Jones, and Clayton Counties History, 1894, pg. 375, and submitted by Becky Teubner.

Moses M. McCrea
Born 1839
MOSES M. McCREA, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 11; P.O. Olin; born in Indiana in 1839; came to Iowa in 1865, and owns 220 acres and has made all the improvements. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal. Enlisted in 1862, in Co. G, 31st I.V.I.; mustered out in 1865. His wife, Armilda Norton, was born in Indiana; came to Iowa when young; married in 1871, and had three children—Nellie G., Lillie H. and William.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 648.

William McCrea
Born 1795
WILLIAM McCREA, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 11; P.O. Olin; born in Virginia in 1795; came to Iowa in 1855; bought 200 acres. His first wife, Hannah White, was born in Virginia; his second wife; Eliza Hutton, was born in Virginia; his third wife, Alice Jenkins, was born in New York; have three children living—Benjamin H., Moses M. and Mary (now Mrs. White).

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 648.

R. W. McCready
Born December 14, 1836
R. W. McCREADY, farmer, Madison Twp., Sec. 14; P.O. Wyoming; born December 14, 1836, in Columbiana Co., Ohio; he attended the Hayesville Institute, Ashland Co., four years; at the age of 19, he commenced teaching school, and so continued for about eight years; in 1870, he came to Wyoming, and taught during the falls and winters of 1870, and 1871, and 1872; he owns 160 acres of land. Married Miss Ellen Gault in 1863; she was born in Ashland Co., Ohio; had four children, three living—Robert W., Willie and infant not named; lost William E., aged ten years. Republican; Presbyterian Church.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 617.

James McDaniel
Born 1815
JAMES McDANIEL, farmer, Clay Twp., Sec. 32; P.O. Onslow; was born in Frederick Co., Md., in 1815; while he was a child, his parents emigrated to Knox Co., Ohio, where he received a liberal education. He married, in Knox Co., Miss C. Allison a native of Geauga Co., Ohio; in 1855, they emigrated to Iowa and settled in Jones Co., which has been their home since. Their children are David A., who was a soldier in thc 24th I.V.I., during the war of the rebellion, and was wounded near Winchester; he married Miss E. Gates; they now live in Missouri. Orlando, he also fought to sustain the Union in the war of the rebellion; he served in the 9th I.V.I.; was discharged on account of severe wounds received at Pea Ridge; he married Miss C. Lightfoot, and lives in Clay Township. Elizabeth, now the wife of T. C. Bester, Thayer Co., Neb.; he was a soldier in active service during the war of the rebellion; and James W. Mr. McDaniel, the subject of this sketch, is a "straight" Republican; he has taken a lively interest in public affairs, and, as a consequence, has been elected to various offices of honor and trust; in all of them he has left a clear record; he owns 230 acres of land, and is one of Clay's most enterprising citizen.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 703.

Orlando McDaniel
Born 1840
ORLANDO McDANIEL, farmer, Clay Twp., Sec. 31; P.O. Onslow; was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1840; in 1855, emigrated to this (Jones) county with his parents, James and Cyrene McDaniel; at the breaking-out of the war of the rebellion, he enlisted in Co. D, 9th I.V.I.; was severely wounded at Pea Ridge, and was discharged on account of said wounds. December 1, 1863, he married at Anamosa, Iowa, Miss C. E. Lightfoot, a native of Marion Co., Ind. Mr. McDaniel is a Republican in politics; he is 2d Lieutenant of a company of national guards known as the Johnstown Company. He is engaged in farming to quite an extent, and is a thorough go-ahead man as well a public-spirited citizen.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 703.

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