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Thread #97665 Message #3110403
Posted By: GUEST,MacConnell King family
09-Mar-11 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Country I'm Leaving Behind
Subject: RE: Origins: The Country I'm Leaving Behind
I believe the Marie McConnell mentioned may be my great aunt, Marie F. McConnell (name changed to MacConnell between 1902 -1908). She was Director of Music for the New York City schools in the early 1900s. I have found that she put together several publications with a collection of songs and folk songs, generally for High School. In Sept 1901 she gave an organ recital at the Pan-American Exposition - in Buffalo, NY I think.
I have been trying to find where or if she studied music formally. She seems to have been born in 1866 in New York. While there is conflicting information, her parents were most likely born in Ireland.