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Title: Marion D. Connolly

Dates: 1880-1920

Collection Number: 00089

Quantity: 165 items

Abstract: Photographs of the Connolly family from the Hensler (ND) area.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the collection from Marion D. Connolly on behalf of Josephine Connolly on November 16, 1977.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researcher should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94‑553, Title 17 U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection name, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related Collections:
20402 Louis Connolly, 1879-1883, Letters from Connolly to his wife, Mary Hensler Connolly, describing ranching activities and settlement of Dakota Territory. (14 items)

20712 M. J. Connolly, 1939, Radio script focusing on 50 years of North Dakota statehood entitled, “Historical Sketch of North Dakota.” (1 item)

Biographical Sketch
Daniel and Ann Connolly
Daniel Connolly was born in Dundee, New York in 1844. He came with his family to a farm near the town of Henderson, Minnesota. In 1863, he enlisted in Company E Hatch’s Battalion, and was discharged on May 1, 1866. For a time, he worked as a driver of supplies to Fort Gary.
Ann Corcoran was born in Pennsylvania, September 7, 1852, and came to Jesseland, Minnesota, with her parents at the age of 2.
Daniel Connolly and Ann Corcoran were married on January 10, 1874. They came to an eighty-acre farm near Hensler in 1882 or 1883.
Their children were: Mary, Anna D. Sabina, Josephine, Nellie, Genevieve, and Daniel, Jr.
Source: Oliver County, 1885-1985

Daniel Connolly, Jr.
Daniel Dien Donne Connolly born July 31, 1890 at Hensler, died September 27, 1947, at Bismarck. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Connolly, Hensler. He attended school at Assumption Abbey at Richardton, Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo, and Dakota Business College in Fargo. He has been farming in the Hensler vicinity since 1917.
He leaves  six sisters: Mrs. J. M. Greenshields, Mrs. D. A. Smith, Mrs. A. S. Denison, Miss Nellie Connolly, Miss Genevieve Connolly, and one brother, Jose Connolly, all of Hensler. A brother Vincent passed away in childhood.
Source: Bismarck Tribune obituary

Louis Connolly
Louis Connolly was born in Dundee, New York in 1846. With his family, he moved first to Pennsylvania and finally to Henderson, Minnesota. In 1865, he came to North Dakota in the employ of Colonel Carnahan, Commander of the Third Illinois Cavalry. He hauled supplies from Fort Stevenson to Fort Totten which has just been located. From 1867 to 1879, he worked as a surveyor for the railroad. In 1879, he filed on a claim three and one-half miles from Bismarck on Apple Creek. In 1881, he sold this preemption claim for $10.00 an acre and moved to a location forty miles north of Mandan in Mercer County. In 1884, that area became Oliver County. He became one of the first county commissioners; established a mail route and located the first post office at Hensler. He named the town for his wife, Mary Hensler, whom he married in 1879. Their children were Louis, Jr., Cecelia and Florence. Cecelia, age 93, lives in Santa Monica, California. In 1900, Mr. Connolly sold his 1200 acres of land, his cattle and horses to B. D. Scofield of Fargo and George F. Scofield of St. Johns, Michigan. He moved to Mandan where he served for a term as mayor. He died in 1911 and Mrs. Connolly died in 1918.
Source: Oliver County, 1885-1985


00089-0001         Daniel Connolly
00089-0002         William Connolly, Dunn Center (ND) 1898            
00089-0003         Dan Connolly homestead 1880  
00089-0004         Daniel Connolly
00089-0005         Daniel Connolly
00089-0006         Daniel Connolly
00089-0007         Daniel Connolly
00089-0008         Daniel Connolly
00089-0009         Mary, Louis, and Daniel Connolly 1887   
00089-0010         Louis Connolly; now Cullens Farm near Hensler (ND)      
00089-0011         Louis Connolly; now Cullens Farm near Hensler (ND)
00089-0012         Anna Connolly
00089-0013         Anna Connolly
00089-0014         Anna Connolly
00089-0015         Marion & Mother Anna Connolly, Killdeer Mountains (ND)
00089-0016         Nelly, Mary John William, Sabina, Anna, Genevieve, Nelly, Ann (Mother), and Josephine Connolly
00089-0017         Josephine Connolly
00089-0018         Nellie Connolly
00089-0019         Automobile garage belonging to Mike Connolly, Mandan (ND) 1920
00089-0020         Al Denison 1912               
00089-0021         Al Denison 1912               
00089-0022         Threshing on Al Denison farm, Hensler (ND)       
00089-0023         Threshing on Al Denison farm, Hensler (ND)       
00089-0024         Portrait of Henry, Ann Denison, Elmira, Eddie, Alice, and Edna Kraft, Enderlin (ND) 1912/06/28                   
00089-0025         Anna, Sabrena, and Mary Greenshield 1902
00089-0026         Anna Greenshield and Katie Wagner
00089-0027         Albert and Bina Dennison House, Hensler (ND) 
00089-0028         Edward Heinemeyer, the oldest resident in Mercer County (ND)             
00089-0029         Anna (Connolly) Smith
00089-0030         House moving in the early days
00089-0031         Log cabin with deer hanging from the roof
00089-0032         Four men in front of log cabin
00089-0033         Military Parade New Salem (ND) post card 1909
00089-0034         Men driving a string of horses in front of a barn with the sign: Livery and Feed Stable post card
00089-0035         Cars and tractors in front of barn ca. 1910
00089-0036         View of prairie and hills
00089-0037         Ice crossing Missouri River?
00089-0038         Cattle grazing
00089-0039         Cattle at water hole
00089-0040         Portrait of a man and woman
00089-0041         Portrait of a woman
00089-0042         Portrait of three boys
00089-0043         Portrait of a man
00089-0044         Portrait of a man and woman
00089-0045         Portrait of a man and woman
00089-0046         Portrait of a man and woman
00089-0047         Man holding horse by the bridle. Photographer: S. Sprecher, Hebron, N. Dak.
00089-0048         Dan Connolly
00089-0049         Bena
00089-0050         Portrait of a man. Photographer: Currier & Parkinson, Jamestown, N. Dak.
00089-0051         Portrait of a woman. Photographer: Gilbert, Mandan, N.D.
00089-0052         Portrait of two women. Photographer: Gilbert, Mandan, N.D.
00089-0053         Portrait of a man and woman. Photographer: Gilbert, Mandan, N.D.
00089-0055         Portrait of a man and woman. Photographer: Gilbert, Mandan, N.D.
00089-0056         Baby Portrait, Bismarck (ND) 1890. Photographer: DeGraff, Bismarck, N. Dak.
00089-0057         Portrait of two women. Photographer: C. L. Judd, Jamestown, N.D.
00089-0058         Portrait of a man. Photographer: Welch, Mandan, North Dakota
00089-0059         Portrait of a man, woman, and boy. Photographer J. W. Gilbert, Mandan, N.D.
00089-0060         Portrait of a man and woman. Photographer: C. O. Erickson, St. Paul
00089-0061         Portrait of William W. and Ann (Connolly) Smith, Bismarck (ND) 1904/01/00. Butler Studio, Bismarck
00089-0062         Portrait of William W. and Anna (Connolly) Smith, Bismarck (ND) 1904/01/00. Butler Studio, Bismarck
00089-0063         Ann Connolly Smith
00089-0064         Portrait of a woman. Photographer: Resthus, Dickinson, N.D.
00089-0065 – 0070           Unidentified portraits taken in Arlington, Minnesota
00089-0071 – 0087           Unidentified portraits taken outside North Dakota
00089-0088 – 0107           Unidentified portraits
00089-0108         Connolly sisters: Ann, Mary, Sabina, Josephine
00089-0109         Genevieve Connolly
00089-0110         Mary Connolly,
00089-0111         Nellie Connolly
00089-0112         Nellie Connolly
00089-0113         Connolly, Nellie                                                               
00089-0114         Sabina and Josephine Connolly
00089-0115         Mary and Genevieve Connolly
00089-0116         Mary and Genevieve Connolly
00089-0117         Dan Connolly
00089-0118         Young girl playing guitar
00089-0119         Boy and three girls in gorse drawn carriage August 1914
00089-0120         Funeral card of Mrs. Ann Connolly born Sept. 7, 1852, died Nov. 30, 1911
00089-0121 – 0165           Greeting cards and post cards

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