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Cleda Orndorff Conner

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Title

Cleda Orndorff Conner

Subject

Conner, Cleda Orndorff (1888-1985)
Women-Virginia-Shenandoah County

Description

Photograph of Cleda Orndorff Conner.

Published in the Shenandoah Herald on May 20, 1969 as part of their "Country Kitchens" series.

Cleda Orndorff was born August 9 1888 in Zepp Virginia where she would live her entire life. In 1915 she married Grover Cleveland Conner, a farmer in the community. They had one daughter, Annabelle Conner, and three sons Willard, Marshall, and Joseph.

Cleda worked hard during her farm life raising animals, canning, making her own butter, and baking bread among other things. In a 1969 Shenandoah Herald article she stated "Lots of hard work, but I enjoyed it."

She was also active in the Zepp home demonstration group, having hosted their first meeting in 1934, the Cedar Creek Christian Church, the Christian Women's Fellowship, and the Cedar Creek Community Center.

Cleta died in 1985 and is buried at the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Zepp.

Creator

Shenandoah Herald

Source

Shenandoah-Valley Herald Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

May 20, 1969

Rights

COPYRIGHT NOT EVALUATED

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photographic Print

Citation

Shenandoah Herald, “Cleda Orndorff Conner,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed April 13, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/15155.