Fonds MCC70 - George Heber Connell

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George Heber Connell

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  • 1854-1878 (Creation)
    Connell, George Herber

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15 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

George Heber Connell was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, in 1837. He was the son of Charles Connell and Ann Fisher and the grandson of Charles Connell Senior, a Loyalist who arrived in New Brunswick in 1789. George Heber Connell was a businessman and a politician. He was elected to the House of Commons as a member for Carleton County in 1878, a position that his father held from 1867 until his death in 1873.

George H. Connell married Isobel C. Barnaby in 1857, the daughter of John Barnaby of Digby, Nova Scotia. They had ten children: Heber, Eloise, Anna, Kathleen, Charles, Norman, Georgia, Alice, John, and Mary Louise. George H. Connell died in Ottawa in 1881, while the House of Commons was in session. He is buried in Woodstock.

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Fonds consists of documents related to George H. Connell's activities as a land owner and merchant. There are correspondence, deeds, financial information, and descriptions of property. Correspondence includes letters from customers, family relatives, and political associates in Ottawa, and telegrams. Deeds contain the date, description of property, amount, and names of those involved in the transaction. Financial documents include two cash books, a ledger, and insurance renewal for George H. Connell and Charles Connell. Descriptions of property name the location, acreage, and names of owners.

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  • English

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