Grave marker for Thomas P. Conner
The grave marker in Mount Union Cemetery of the Rev. Thomas P. Conner, a Civil War veteran who died in 1905. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Feb. 21, 1905, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 3.

Rev. T.P. Conner died at his home in Philomath last Saturday. He was aged 63 years and death was caused by pulmonary affection. The deceased served as a soldier in an Ohio regiment in the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war he engaged for several years in the ministry of the Oregon Conference of the United Brethren in Christ, of which denomination he remained a member until his death. A wife, three daughters and one son survive him.

Published as it appeared on Feb. 24, 1905, in the Daily Oregon Statesman (Salem), Page 2, Column 3.

PHILOMATH, Ore., Feb. 23 — The name of a prominent and respected citizen of this community is to be added to the mortuary list. After an illness of a year’s duration Rev. T.P. Conner passed away on Saturday last, succumbing to pulmonary disease.

Mr. Conner was born in Ohio in 1842. He enlisted in 1861 with an Ohio regiment and served as a soldier in the Union army throughout the war, being discharged in 1865. After his discharge he removed to Kansas, remaining there until 1877, when, on account of failing health he came to Oregon. He settled on a homestead near Philomath, devoting the summer seasons to improving his estate and the winters in ministerial work in the United Brethren in Christ, of which church he was a member until his decease. By his death a wife, three daughters and one son are bereft and the community sustains an irreparable loss.