By Helen L. Laird
A brain of Her Own: Helen Connor Laird and family members 1888–1982 captures the general public achievement and inner most ache of a striking Wisconsin lady and her kinfolk, whose pursuits and impression prolonged well past the borders of the state. Spanning virtually a century, the background speaks to the way in which we have been and are: a stridently materialistic state with a deep and protracted non secular part.
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S son Gordon said of his father: “He knew men, recognizing their strength and weakness. D. Connor A busy, clever useful man, who has been at work all his life, ﬁnds that his own progress towards success demands from him that he shall be a politician. — Helen was ﬁfteen when politics began to dominate life in the Connor home. D. had been a minor and “safe” member of the Republican Party led by business-oriented Stalwarts Charles F. Pﬁster, John Coit Spooner, and Henry Clay Payne.
The little girl is Katty Connor, Rob’s daughter, and Richard and William Connor are beside her. for extended stays. In the evenings, Mame played the piano brought out from the hotel, and everyone sang. She may have been a poor housekeeper, as Rob told his bride (probably because Mame had admonished him sternly to be a “KIND, faithful husband”), but she kept a happy home. Children and guests joined in taﬀy pulls and in making the ice cream that took so much eﬀort and vanished so quickly.
Connor Company on Central and Fourth Street. He changed the name of the German National Bank to the American National, and the bank received its national charter. Friends and neighbors E. E. Winch, R. L. Kraus, William Noll, E. M. Deming, C. S. Vedder, W. A. Pors, Philip Adler, B. F. Wing, K. W. ’s brother Rob were major stockholders— all men who knew how to make things work and how money was made. The city was on the move. In , a brick city hall with a clock tower rose majestically on Maple and Second Streets, and a new $, accredited high school, considered one of the most modern in the state, replaced the old school, formerly housed with the ﬁre department and city hall in a wooden building on Cedar and Second.
A Mind of Her Own: Helen Connor Laird and Family, 1888-1982 (Wisconsin Land and Life) by Helen L. Laird