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It is with deep regret that I inform you that friend and colleague John H.
McConnell passed away last night.
He had recently been ill with an undiagnosed ailment.
John is survived by his wife, Dolores, and three sons, two of whom, Eric and
Brian, were with him in the circus business, as well as his
Funeral arrangements are pending. Doyle Funeral in Morristown, NJ will be
handling the arrangements.
He was active for many years as a circus proprietor, manager and consultant.
He wrote many books including several on circus topics, including the
Hanneford family and the Shrine circus that originated in Detroit.
John was a long time member of the Circus Historical Society and was serving
as a trustee of the organization.
|Mike Bourbon(?) on Beatty-Cole|
|Gene Lewis on RBB&B in the 1960s|
|Shorty Hinkle in the Beatty-Cole alley|
|Lou Nagy in the backyard of the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus.|