The East Liverpool Tribune
Well Known New Cumberland Citizen Dies of Apoplexy.
Benjamin W. Connell; a citizen of New Cumberland, whose acquaintanceship extended throughout the length and breadth of Hancock county, died at 8:45 Friday night (Feb. 23, 1906) from apoplexy, aged 65 years.
About 8 o'clock Friday night the deceased complained of feeling badly. He lay down on the foot of a bed, and shortly after Mrs. Connell inquired of him what he had done with the paper he had been reading. Receiving no reply she walked to the bed where he lay, and finding him unconscious and breathing heavily she called a physician. The physician reported that Mr. Connell had suffered a stroke of apoplexy, and was beyond all hope of recovery.
The deceased was known for his sterling worth. He was a veteran of the civil war and a devout member of the First Methodist church. Besides his wife the deceased leaves three children, William Connell, of New Cumberland; James Connell and Mrs. Arthur Stewart, of Pittsburg.