Wm. Conner, engineer for the S. C. & P. transfer company, was born in Va. in 1842; moved to Ill. in 1849, and in 1859 engaged in steam-boating on the Mississippi river. In 1866 he went to Quincy, Ill., and took charge of the machine shops for two years; then came to Missouri Valley and was employed in his present position. He has been absent one year since coming to this city, traveling on the Pacific coast.

Additional Comments: Harrison County Chapter; Missouri Valley Biographies

File contributed by Alice Warner Brosey

Source: History of western Iowa, its settlement and growth. A comprehensive compilation of progressive events concerning the counties, cities, towns, and villages–biographical sketches of the pioneers and business men, with an authentic history of the state of Iowa, p. 382; by Western Publishing Company, Sioux City, Iowa. 1882