James "Jim" Edward Connolly

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  • Name: James "Jim" Edward Connolly
  • Location of Birth: Grey Eagle, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 29, 1921
  • Date of Death: May 29, 2008
  • Parents: George Connolly & Dorothea (Hoffarth) Connolly
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas - degree in chemical engineering
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: November 1, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: James Edward Connolly
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: July 29, 1921
    Birth Place: Grey Eagle, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Blackberry, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: Student, University of Minnesota
    Weight: 162
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: George Connolly, Blackberry, Minnesota

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    James Connolly married Nola Fay Geno in 1944 in Texas. He received a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. He was employed by Fluor Engineering, retiring in 1983.

    Jim died in Houston, Texas and is buried in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Texas. He is survived by son, Michael Connolly and wife Theresa; daughters, Patricia & Terri Connolly; six grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Wischnewski; brother Claude Connolly and wife Mavis; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nola Fay Connolly.

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