George C. Connell (R1) Philadelphia County 1860-1864 (R4) Philadelphia (Part) County 1865-1871
George C. Connell, born October 4, 1815, Ryerson Station, Greene County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph Richards and Hannah Matilda McDonald; rural education; schools, Washington, Pennsylvania, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Madison College; moved, Philadelphia, 1843; engaged, real estate business; read law, office of Henry Wallace; co-founder, brother Horatio P. Connell, Sr., national landmark Mount Moriah Cemetery, 1855; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1860-1871; married, Elizabeth Pennock Connell, children, Joseph Richards Connell, Horatio Pennock Connell, Elizabeth Walker Connell, George Connell, William Connell, Emily Paschall, Mary Graham Connell, Cornelia Connell, Emma Pennock Connell, Isabel Read Connell, Mary Graham Connell; died, October 26, 1871 (aged 56), at home, stricken with paralysis, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1st district, Philadelphia County, 1860-1864.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1865-1871; committee assignment, Constitutional Reform, Finance (Chairman, seven years), Railroads.
Son, Horatio P. Connell, Sheriff of Philadelphia County, member, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.
“He lived long enough to see the flag he loved wave over not a single slave – to see the Declaration mean all that its words implied” Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Friday, October 27, 1871.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1871) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 428, 430, 436-438.
Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Friday, October 27, 1871.