|Charles T. Connelly was born in the state of Indiana, November 25th, 1845, where he resided until he moved to Kansas in 1885. He enlisted in the ninth Indiana Battery at the age of 17 years and served his country gallantly until the close of the war. In the year 1867 he was married to Mary McCord. Two children, Bert and Grace, blessed their union. His wife died in 1874. Two years after her death, he was married to Sarah Alexander. This union was also blessed with two children, but one of whom is living, Miss Jessie. As a teacher in our city schools Mr. Connelly was ever faithful and efficient, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his pupils. As city marshal he discharged his duty with great courage, and absolute fidelity to the best intrests of the city. He gave his life freely in defense of the lives and property of our citizens, and his faithfulness to duty will ever be held in grateful remembrance by the people of Coffeyville. The deepest sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved wife and children as they mourn to loss of a loving and devoted husband and father.
Copied from microfilm roll: M122A of The Coffeyville Journal, 7 October, 1892. Microfilm located at the Coffeyville Public Library, Coffeyville, KS.