this time until his death in 1891 he devoted himself to the development
of mining property in Utah and Nevada. Successful at first, he eventually
lost his most valuable mines and died relatively poor. He was also involved
in politics and ran unsuccessfully for major offices in Nevada while
also combating Mormon economic and political control in Utah. He lived
long enough to see the Saints renounce their practice of polygamy (which
he abhorred) and to watch the non-Mormon population succeed in gaining
political offices. Connor is remembered as the founder of the Gentile
"Liberal Party" in Utah and as the "Father of Utah Mining."
Fred B. Rogers, Soldiers of the Overland (1938) and Brigham D. Madsen,
Glory Hunter: A Biography of Patrick Edward Connor (1990).