Finding aid for the Lawrence Connelly Family Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Connelly, Lawrence Family
Title: Lawrence Connelly Family Papers
Dates: 1883-1989
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Lawrence Connelly emigrated from Newry, County Down, Ireland, to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1852. He was later joined in Cleveland by his wife, Ann, and their children. The family owned a farm in the vicinity of Ansel Rd. in Cleveland. Their son, James Connelly, served 2 terms on Cleveland City Council, 1885-1889, and was a successful public contractor and president of the Connelly Construction Co. A great-grandson of Lawrence Connelly, Thomas J. Connelly, became captain of the Bethlehem Steel vessel, Stewart J. Cort. Another descendant, Edward T. Butler III, was active in the leadership of Catholic Charities, the Cleveland Bar Association, and on the boards of St. Anthony's Home for Boys and the United Appeal Campaign. Another descendant is the author Robert Sam Anson. The collection consists of a six-generation genealogical chart, reminiscences given by women of the family throughout the century, a playscript re-creation of "The Tuesday Study Club," and copies of newspaper clippings about various members of the family and miscellaneous articles of Irish interest.
MS Number MS 4822
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English