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Minerva Apperson Conner
Posted by: Peggy Villanueva (ID *****8194) Date: March 02, 2011 at 12:46:29
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I have finally located the death information for Minerva Apperson Conner and have a copy of her death certificate. 1824, Missouri; father, John; d. 24 Apr 1918, Okla City; heart failure; bur 25 Apr 1924, Fairlawan Cemetery, OKC. She was living with son John Conner at 27 1/2 W Reno Ave. A cousin in OKC went to the cemetery and took pictures. There is no marker but the plot info was given to him. We knew the info in Vera Apperson English book about her death date was incorrect as that Minerva Conner was not born Apperson according to her death certificate and was much younger. And Minerva was in Stephens Co OK in 1910 with a Boulware nephew. Following is Minerva's obit from an OKC newspaper.
Relatives Believe None of Her Sex in State Exceeded Her Age.
Mrs. Minerva Conner who died Wednesday at the home of her son, John Conner, 27 W. Reno Avenue, was the oldest woman in Oklahoma, her relatives believe. If she had lived until Monday, she would have been 94 years old.
Mrs. Conner was born in the southeastern part of Missouri, in 1824, three years after that state was admitted to the union. Her parents went to Missouri from Kentucky during the influx of 1815.
Mrs. Conner came to Oklahoma to live with her son about a year ago, and was stricken with paralysis eleven months ago.
Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the Conner home by Rev. C.H. Hairfield, pastor of the Washington Avenue Baptist church. Mrs. Conner had been a member of the Baptist church during the greater part of her life. Burial was in Fairlawn cemetery.

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