Tombstone Tuesday ~ William Conrad Hahn

W. Conrad Hahn

W. Conrad Hahn

As I try to keep themes going, as much as I can, this Tombstone Tuesday post is a follow-up to my post last week in Smile for the Camera ~ A Noble Life.

William Conrad Hahn was born March 19, 1903 in Bartlett, Labette County, Kansas to Margaret Violet Burns and Adam Hahn.  After his mother, Margaret Violet Burns Hahn, died in 1915, Con, as he was often called, is found in  Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas with his aunt, Pearl Lois Burns Burke, and her family in 19201.  In 1925, he is back in Labette County, Kansas with his father, step-mother, and siblings2.

On September 11, 1927 he married Kathryn Corel, granddaughter of James Pickens Corel, in Lawrence, Kansas.  They soon moved to Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, where Con supported his wife working as a clerk3.  Kathryn and Con had two children, Billie Kay and James Conrad.  In 1938, after the death of Kathryn’s mother, the young family moved to Lawrence, to help take care of Kathryn’s father, James Henry Corel, and the family farm.

Once their children were grown and having children and grandchildren of their own, Kathryn and Con would often spend winters in Florida.  The couple was at their winter home in Polk County, Florida when Con passed away from heart failure on April 27, 19784.  His body was returned to Kansas and he was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery at the Corel family plot on May 1, 1978.

  1. Ancestry.com, Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago). Year: 1920; Census Place: Lawrence Ward 3, Douglas, Kansas; Roll: T625_531; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 68; Image: 207. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=47241342&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/6/2009)
  2. Ancestry.com, Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data – 1855 Kansas Territory Census. Microfilm reel K-1. Kansas State Historical Society.1856, 1857, and 1858 Kansas Territory Censuses. Microfilm reel K-1. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ksstatecen&h=9323639&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/6/2009)
  3. Ancestry.com, Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626. Year: 1930; Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: 1202; Page: 36A; Enumeration District: 229; Image: 924.0. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=8326472&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/6/2009)
  4. Ancestry.com, Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data – State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Florida: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=floridadeath&h=1686915&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/6/2009)
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