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CONNOR, Edmund Sheppard, actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 September, 1809. He joined an amateur company at an early age, in 1829 made his first public appearance as young Norval in the Walnut street theatre, and thereafter became noted as a performer of backwoodsman and Indian characters, in several plays written by native dramatists. He was manager of the Arch street theatre, Philadelphia, in 1850, and for many years past has lived in retirement in New Jersey.--His second wife, Charlotte Mary Sanford Barnes, died in New York City, 14 April, 1863, whom he married in 1847, made her debut at the Tremont theatre, Boston, in 1833, played Juliette to the Romeo of her mother, Mrs. Mary Barnes, and afterward appeared in England.
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