DAVID HALL MCCONNELL Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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David Hall McConnell, manufacturer, was born in Oswego, NY, July 18,1858, son of   
James and Isabel (Hall) McConnell, who came from County Cavan, Ireland, in 1845   
and settled in Oswego, where James McConnell became a farmer and brick             
David Hall McConnell  was the Founder and                                         
President of the California Perfume Company, which later became Avon Products.     
He was married in Chicago, March 31, 1885, to Lucy Emma, daughter of Ward Hays     
of Le Porte, IN and had three children: Edna Bertha, who married William Van       
Allen Clark; Doris Hall, who married Edward Hall Faile; and David Hall McConnell, 
Jr. His death occurred in Suffern, NY, January 20, 1937.