This week, we are finishing up the graves of O'Connors at West Lawn with John Timothy "Jack Tim" O'Connor and his wife Bertha J. "Birdie" (Larson) O'Connor. Jack Tim and Birdie were my grandfather's uncle and aunt, which means they were my great great uncle and great great aunt.
|Birdie with her son Jack Tim O'Connor Jr. and her mother-in-law Katherine (Bruce) O'Connor at the airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.|
Jack Tim and Birdie had a son, John Timothy "Jack Tim Jr." O'Connor Jr. Jack Tim was a Freemason, and Birdie was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Masonic organization - women aren't allowed to be Freemasons. Jack Tim and Birdie both have Masonic symbols on their headstone. Poor Birdie is remembered for the first time she hosted the family Thanksgiving - she didn't take the bag of giblets out of the turkey before she cooked it.
Jack Tim and Birdie are buried at West Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, next to Jack Tim's mother Katherine and brother Franklin Dan "Bolivar" O'Connor.
Jack Tim and Birdie's Find A Grave memorials are #95641556 and #95641567.