|Portrait of Senator Frank P. O'Connor
|Letter from Abp. Arthur Alfred Sinnott of Winnipeg to Abp. McGuigan about O'Connor's gift
August 12, 1935
Prime Minister W. L. Mackenzie King appointed O’Connor to the Senate in November 1935, where he represented the senatorial division of Scarborough Junction. An honour of a different kind came two years later when O'Connor was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.
|Letter from O'Connor to Fr. John V. Harris, Chancellor
May 13, 1937
|Most. Rev. Antoniutti, Apostolic Delegate to Canada, with Senator O'Connor
Photograph by Frederick William Lyonde
Senator O’Connor became ill in 1938. He moved to Florida to convalesce in early 1939 before returning to Toronto in the spring. Unfortunately, his health did not improve sufficiently to allow him to attend many events.
|Telegram from Abp. McGuigan to Senator O'Connor
June 25, 1939
Senator O’Connor was a sincere, generous, and very well-respected man. He died in his Toronto home, Maryvale, on August 21, 1939.
|Letter from Senator A.C. Hardy to Abp. McGuigan after Senator O'Connor's funeral
August 28, 1939