PATRICK CONNOR, of Toronto, one of the leading manufacturers of sewer pipe, of Jefferson county, is a native of Ireland, born in 1840, in county Down. He is a son of Neil and Ellen (Templeton) Connor, who were natives of Ireland. Mr. Connor came to America in 1871 and first settled at Newark, N., J., where he remained until the following year, when he came to Black Horse, Hancock county, W. Va., where he engaged in the manufacture of chimney tops. Five years later he removed across the river to Elliottsville, but subsequently changed his residence to Toronto. In 1876 he engaged in the manufacture of sewer pipe, at Elliottsville, under the business title of the "Excelsior Sewer Pipe and Terra Cotta works", and still continues in this business. Mr. Connor came to this country comparatively without means, but his perseverance and good business qualities have enabled him to take rank among the prominent manufacture of the valley. In October, 1868, Mr. Connor, was married to Elizabeth Crimes, a native of Scotland, the ceremony occurring in her native country. To this union six children have been born: Nellie, John, Bessie, Carrie, Oliver and Mamie. He and wife are members of the Catholic church, of Toronto. In politics, Mr. Connor is a democrat.
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