Cause of his death was senile debility.
The 1881 census for Shotts parish recorded Michael Connor as the head of a household living at 43 Omoa Square in the village of Cleland. His wife, and their three daughters and one son, lived there too. Michael worked as a coalminer. He was recorded as 52 years of age and born in Ireland.
George F. Buchan MB ChB certified the cause of death.
Michael married Jane McDONNELL, daughter of James McDONNELL and Anne HIGGINS. (Jane McDONNELL was born about 1833 in Ireland 5 8 and died 15 August 1885 at 6.15 pm in Omoa Square, Cleland, Lanarkshire, Scotland 6 8.). The cause of her death was erysipelas over 6 days.
1 GRO Scotland, Marriage West Dist Shotts 655/3 no 8 1889.
2 GRO Scotland, Marriages Shotts western district 655/3 no 16 1881.
3 1901 UK Census, Dalziel poorhouse.
4 Personal Communication, Email information from descendants Michael Craggs and Larry McGuire in April-May 2009.
5 1881 UK census, Shotts parish Omoa Square Cleland page 12.
6 GRO Scotland, Deaths Shotts western district 655/3 no 42 1904.
7 LDS Family Search, IGI.
8 GRO Scotland, Deaths Western District of Shotts 1885 no 27.
9 GRO Scotland, Marriages Western District of Shotts no 37 1907.
GRO Scotland, Marriages Western District of Shotts 655/03 no 14 1886.