NameWillis C Conner
Birth17 Nov 1875, Irasburg, Orleans, VT41,42
Death22 Sep 1949, VT
BurialLyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, Caledonia, VT9
OccupationManager, Lyndonville Creamery
FatherFranklin Horace Conner (1847-1898)
MotherJulia Belinda Leach (1849-1925)
Spouses
Birth28 Jun 1880, Kirby, Caledonia, VT41,43,44
Death30 Aug 1930, Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont43
BurialLyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, Caledonia, VT9
OccupationHousekeeper43
FatherJosiah Brown (1832-)
MotherAbigail Weeks (1837-1898)
Marriage22 Oct 1901, St Johnsbury, Caledonia, VT45
Divorce
ChildrenWendell Brown (1911-1976)
 Franklin Howard (1906-1962)
 Charlotte H (1910-1910)
BirthMar 1882, Sutton, Vermont
FatherHerman David Chapman (1859-)
MotherLucy P Densmore (1858-)
Marriage15 Jul 1925, Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont46
Notes for Willis C Conner
Manager of the Lyndonville Creamery in 1920

From Pauline:
The creamery was located on the Passumpsic River - darned cold in winter, but Dad walked to work - a mile each way, came home for dinner, and went back in the afternoon. It was a corporation and consisted of plants in Lyndonville, Watertown, Ma. and several other towns I can't recall at the moment. They bottled milk, also condensed milk which was shipped as far as Chicago. They had several tank trucks to take the milk to Ma., an ice cream plant - the name was Lyndonville Creamery Assn. and the logo was "Speedwell Farms". It was started by TN Vail, vice pres. of Bell Tel. who had a mansion on the hill above town. His wife had teas etc. when they sent the coach and livery for the ladies of the town to come join the lady of the manor. Mom said it was very formal and elegant.

A representative for Lyndon in the Vermont State Legislature, 1945.
(Photo from Grandmother’s collection)


Florence may have been a little unstable- left when grandpa was still young.
Notes for Willis C & Florence (Family)
Separated/divorced before grandpa graduated from high school (not sure how old he was). Pauline said she was a bit wild.
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