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O'CONNOR, James B.


SOURCE NOTATION:
    Cambria Freeman, 8 Sep 1911, Contributed by Patty Millich

Is Dead
Attorney James B. O’Connor Passes Away at His home – Court Adjourns Until Monday
Was Brother of Judge

Cambria County people will be shocked to learn of the death this morning at his home in Johnstown of Attorney James B. O’Connor, a brother of Judge Francis J. O’Connor.

Attorney James B. O’Connor was one of the best known lawyers in Cambria County. He was admitted to practice April 5, 1887, and since that time has been prominently identified with the courts.

The deceased had been ill for some time but an improvement was noted about ten days ago and hopes for his recovery were entertained. Yesterday he became much weaker however and he died this morning at his home on Stonycreek Street, Johnstown.

Attorney O’Connor is survived by his wife and a number of children. A daughter died some months ago. Her loss was a great shock to Mr. O’Connor. Several brothers, among them the Judge of Cambria County, Don O’Connor of Hartford, Conn.; P. J. O’Connor, principal of a Pittsburg school, survive and one sister, Mrs. P. J. Little of Ebensburg. Mr. O’Connor’s aged mother also survives. A brother, John O’Connor, died several years ago.

The Cambria County Bar Association held a meeting at 11:30 o’clock this morning and passed resolutions of respect in honor the deceased. Civil court was in session when news of the death reached there and a recess was immediately taken until Monday.

“Doc” O’Connor, as he was familiarly known to his friends, was a whole-souled generous man and those who knew him will certainly miss him. THE FREEMAN extends its sympathy to the family of the dead attorney.

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