Wealtha M. McConnell

Female 1911 - 2009  (97 years)


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  • Name Wealtha M. McConnell 
    Born 20 May 1911  Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Jan 2009  Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9301  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Frederick Albert McConnell,   b. 23 Jul 1884, Odessa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1970, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Edith Mae Calhoun,   b. 23 Sep 1888, Grindstone Island, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1962, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Aug 1905  Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Unknown Prior 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F14162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WEALTHA M. PRIOR
      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - January 23, 2009
      A prayer service for Wealtha M. Prior, 97, formerly of Skyline Apartments, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joyce M. Woodcock, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in Dexter Cemetery.

      She died Wednesday at Mercy of Nor-thern New York, where she had been a resident since September 1999.

      A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

      She was employed by Dr. and Mrs. Maloney, Cape Vincent, operated a farm with her husband in Chaumont and worked for Township Telephone Co. and Daniels Insurance Agency and later for Mercy Hospital, the House of the Good Samaritan and Samaritan Keep Home, retiring in 1977 after 17 years as accounts payable clerk and assistant comptroller.

      Born May 20, 1911, in Syracuse, daughter of Frederick and Edith Calhoun McConnell, she attended schools on Grindstone Island and at Sackets Harbor and graduated in 1929 from Three Mile Bay Union School and in 1930 from Deibert's Private Business School, Philadelphia.

      She married Noah A. Prior Sr. on Dec. 6, 1933, at Sackets Harbor. He died in February 1956.

      Mrs. Prior was a member of Point Peninsula and Chaumont Grange, a 4-H leader with Chaumont Pioneers for more than 10 years and a member of several bowling leagues. She served as an officer and was instrumental in forming the seniors league in Watertown. She was inducted into the Watertown Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1997.

      Surviving are a son and his wife, Noah Jr. and Shirley, Watertown; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Leland B., Lomita, Calif., and Melzer and Emma McConnell, Mexico; a sister and her husband, Althea and Howard Stewart, Marathon; a sister-in-law, Shirley McConnell, Oswego; seven grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

      Five brothers, Albert, Chester, Olin, Warren and Calvin F. McConnell, a half brother, George, six sisters, Emma Strait, Doris Maloney, Jennie Brown, Jessie Majo, Etta Van Alstyne and Lana Jordan, a granddaughter-in-law and a great-granddaughter died before her.

      Donations may be made to Mary Angelica Prior Scholarship Fund, in care of Watertown Savings Bank, Main Branch, Clinton Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601 or a cancer, leukemia or diabetes organization of one's choice.