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M.T. O'Connor

Martin T. O'Connor was born near Syracruse, New York, February 2, 1859, and died at Victor, Colorado, April 5, 1905; aged 46 years, 2 months, and 3 days.

Eighteen years ago he moved to Nebraska and made his home in Lincoln most of the time until three years ago last December.

On January 1, 1898, he was married to Susan M. Herndon, a daughter of C.M. Herndon.

From Lincoln they moved to Colorado. Mr. O'Connor had the reputation of a good machinist, having worked about 14 years for Budkstaff Bros. Stove Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, and at the time of his death was a trusted man in the repair shops of the Independence gold mine at Victor. He was a loving father and a faithful and industrious husband.

On April 5, after having drawn his wagon and having made purchases at the stores (according to decision of coroner's inquest) he was brutally attacked, murdered, and robbed. The club with which he was supposed to have been struck was found a few feet from where he lay, with some hair corresponding exactly with that of Mr. O'Connor, still clinging to it.

He leaves to mourn a wife, one girl, Esther, 6, two boys, Roderick, age 4, and Daniel age 19 months.

The remains were shipped to Western and interred in Atlanta Center Cemetery. The funeral services were held from that church, but Rev. Campbell, pastor of the Baptist Church, Western, of which Mrs. O'Connor was formerly a member.

Frank Martin Buster was arrested and subsequent release of Frank Martin Buster for the murder of Martin O'Connor.


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