Alta Helen Conger1,2

b. 31 August 1874
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Frank DeLyle Conger1 b. 16 Nov 1848
Mother*Eliza Riford1 b. 18 Jun 1850
Marriage*She married Charles Hugh Schaefer.1
Birth*31 August 1874Alta Helen Conger was born on 31 August 1874.1
Marriage*18 October 1893She married Carl Bolton Conger, son of Silas Wright Conger and Emma Nancy Hacker Conger, on 18 October 1893.1
Divorce*after 1894Alta Helen Conger and Carl Bolton Conger were divorced after 1894.1

Family 1

Charles Hugh Schaefer b. a 1895

Family 2

Carl Bolton Conger b. 4 May 1870
Child1.Eliza Emma Conger1 b. 5 Dec 1894

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 50. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Arthur Willis Conger1

b. 20 June 1851
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hasbrook1 b. 11 Jul 1834, d. 10 Jul 1864
Birth*20 June 1851Arthur Willis Conger was born on 20 June 1851 in Albany, Albany County, New York.1
(Son) Census 18709 July 1870Arthur Willis Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 July 1870 in the household of his father and stepmother, Crayton Hall Conger and Louisa (Shove) Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Crayton was 44 and worked as a Lumber Dealer. His real estate was valued at $15,000 and his personal estate at $20,000. Louisa was 29 and was keeping house. Crayton's three children from his first marriage, Arthur at 19, Irene at 16 and Lillie, at 14, lived with the couple whose first child, Alice, had just been born the day before and was not enumerated. Irene and Lillie were both at school and Arthur, who had attended school within the last year, was working as a bookkeeper. Emily Anderson, age 19 and born in Sweden, also lived with the family as a domestic servant.

The Lucien Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Lucien was Crayton's brother and Samuel Shove and Elizabeth (Brown) Conger were Louisa's father and half-sister.2
Marriage*30 March 1874He married Ella Chase on 30 March 1874.1
Historical Note Fort Union, an Army post in New Mexico, was soon to become a residence, investment and business for both Crayton Hall Conger and his son, Arthur. The post was established in 1851 about 24 miles from Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Santa Fe Trail and was intended to protect travelers and local settlers from marauding Indians and to serve as a supply depot. After the Civil War, the newly rebuilt post would become the largest military installation in New Mexico.

Arthur, his wife Ella, and their very young daughter Lucy, left for New Mexico and Fort Union probably in late 1876 or early 1877 and Arthur went to work as the storekeeper in the post trader's store owned by John C. Dent, the post trader. Dent was the brother of Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant who was the country's eighteenth President from 1869-1877.

For most of its existence, Fort Union was considered to be one of the most desirable military bases in the West, and the position of post "sutler" (called post "trader" after 1866) was highly coveted. The history of the Fort Union sutlers before and during the Civil War, and the very difficult period of the changeover from post sutlers to post traders after the war, is fascinating. Numerous hazards jeopardized a sutler's chances for economic success. Political patronage was probably the most important; short-term leases, usually for three years, made the sutler vulnerable to political whim. Often, through no fault of his own, the sutler lost a promising position to someone with more political clout. Other dangers included overextension of credit, competition from other merchants, destruction of property by soldiers, and the hazards associated with overland freighting, such as loss of mules or oxen, delays, storms, theft of commodities, and Indian raids. And then, the rapidly changing, and often confusing, regulations from 1866-1870 made things for the post trader even more difficult.

Both Crayton and Arthur Conger would also have been aware of the government bribery and corruption scandal that forced the resignation of Secretary of War William Belknap in 1876, after years of selling traderships to those offering the highest bribes. President Grant's brother Orvil and Belknap's wife were implicated in the charges, and collected testimony during the impeachment hearings implied that similar accusations could have been brought against President Grant's wife, Julia, and her brother, John Dent, who Arthur Conger would work for, at Fort Union, the following year. (For more information about the history of the sutlers and traders at Fort Union, click the text icon.)3
(Son) Relocation12 April 1878 As his father's health began to fail, he thought that a change in climate might help and decided to move his family to New Mexico in 1877. Alice was 7 years old, Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Arthur and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. Arthur and his father invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.4,5,6
Historical Note* The period from 1866 to 1870 was a very difficult time in the changeover from post sutlers to post traders. The sudden advent of multiple traders suddenly brought competition to a business that had been a monopoly for many decades; conflict and the rapid construction of new trader's buildings resulted. Before and during the Civil War, and well before Crayton Hall Conger and his son, Arthur Willis Conger arrived in New Mexico, Fort Union was considered to be one of the most desirable military bases in the West and the post tradership there was highly coveted.

After the Civil War, sutlers and traders experienced significant difficulties. As a result of the reduction of the size of the army for peacetime, and abuses of sutler privileges during the war, the United States government made post-war changes to the regulations controlling sutlers, and abolished the office of "sutler" entirely in 1867. Many posts, as a result, abruptly acquired several competing traders for a brief period during these disruptive years, but few had such a neatly laid-out row of buildings as Fort Union, New Mexico, or as clear a series of rapid changes in ownership that could be directly linked to political influence. Fort Union was not unique in the conflict between traders or in the use of political influence to place traders at a post, but it provides an excellent example of these events, and leaves a clear record in the ruins of the buildings built by the men involved.7
Death18 December 1889He died on 18 December 1889 at Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, at age 388
Burial*21 December 1889 and was buried on 21 December 1889 in Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.8

Family

Ella Chase b. 30 Mar 1856
Children1.Lucy Minerva Conger b. 22 Jan 1875
2.Delia Chase Conger b. 18 Dec 1885
3.Ethelin Weston Conger+ b. 4 Oct 1887

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Crayton H. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 204, image 409. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S257] Darlis A. Miller, "The Perils of a Post Sutler: William H. Moore at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1859-1870", Journal of the West volume XXXII, number 2, pages 7-18 (April 1993): pages 7-18. Hereinafter cited as "Post Sutler W. H. Moore at Fort Union."
  4. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  5. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  6. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  7. [S258] James Ivey, "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union", pages 299-327.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur Willis Conger, Memorial# 51730356. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Bertha Conger1,2

b. 19 April 1874, d. 10 April 1885
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Silas Wright Conger1 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Mother*Emma Nancy Hacker Conger1 b. 5 Sep 1846
Birth*19 April 1874Bertha Conger was born on 19 April 1874.1
Death*10 April 1885She died on 10 April 1885 at age 10.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 469. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Bertha Conger1

b. 29 October 1893
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Clarence LaForest Conger1 b. 16 Jun 1855
Mother*Frances Vincent Cook1 b. 20 May 1856
Birth*29 October 1893Bertha Conger was born on 29 October 1893.1

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Carl Bolton Conger1,2

b. 4 May 1870
Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Bolton
6th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Silas Wright Conger1 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Mother*Emma Nancy Hacker Conger1 b. 5 Sep 1846
Birth*4 May 1870Carl Bolton Conger was born on 4 May 1870.1
Marriage*18 October 1893He married Alta Helen Conger, daughter of Frank DeLyle Conger and Eliza Riford, on 18 October 1893.1
Divorce*after 1894Carl Bolton Conger and Alta Helen Conger were divorced after 1894.1

Family

Alta Helen Conger b. 31 Aug 1874
Child1.Eliza Emma Conger1 b. 5 Dec 1894

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, pages 50 and 469. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Clarence LaForest Conger1,2

b. 16 June 1855
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of John Bolton
5th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Lucien West Conger1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
Mother*Elizabeth Everett Brown1 b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
Birth*16 June 1855Clarence LaForest Conger was born on 16 June 1855.1
(Son) Census 187011 June 1870Clarence LaForest Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 11 June 1870 in the household of his parents Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Lucien was 46 and his occupation was Jeweler. The value of his real estate was recorded as $12,000 and his personal estate as $15,000. Elizabeth was 43 and keeping house. Included in the household were the couple's 14-year-old son Clarence LaForest Conger, recorded as "C. La Fay Conger", who was at school, and Edith B. Conger, believed to have been a relative and not yet identified, age 9 and born in Illinois, their newly married daughter Laura, age 17 and her husband, Alexander R. Webb, age 22, also a Jeweler, the 81-year-old Samuel Shove, Elizabeth Conger's stepfather, and a domestic, Mary Reil, born in Ireland, age 30.

The Crayton Hall Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Crayton was Lucien's brother and Louisa (Shove) Conger was Elizabeth's half-sister and Samuel Shove's daughter.3
Marriage*8 January 1878He married Frances Vincent Cook on 8 January 1878.1,4
Burial*24 October 1925He was buried on 24 October 1925 in Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri.5

Family

Frances Vincent Cook b. 20 May 1856
Children1.Lucien Cook Conger4 b. 6 Jun 1881, d. 26 Oct 1883
2.Edwin Cook Conger4 b. 28 Sep 1886
3.Bertha Conger4 b. 29 Oct 1893

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 366. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of L.W. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 165, image 332. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  4. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.
  5. [S116] Sarah Lemen Phillips, compiler, Putnam County, Missouri Cemeteries (Kirksville, Missouri 63501: Simpson Printing Company, 1990), Volume B, page 174; source reports death as 24 Oct 1925. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries, Putnam County, Missouri.

Cora Elizabeth Conger1

b. 18 March 1849, d. 29 December 1851
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Lucien West Conger1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
Mother*Elizabeth Everett Brown1 b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
Birth*18 March 1849Cora Elizabeth Conger was born on 18 March 1849.1
(Daughter) Census 185023 September 1850Cora Elizabeth Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 23 September 1850 in the household of her parents Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Everett Brown in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. On the 1850 Census report, Lucien was spelled "Lutian", he was age 24 and his occupation was Merchant. He was born in New York and was living with his wife, Elizabeth, age 24, born in Rhode Island. Others in the household were daughter, "Emmah", age 4 born Illinois, daughter Cora, age 1 born Illinois and two of Lucien's younger siblings, Edward Conger, age 14, and Lois Conger, 12, both born in New York and students.2
Death*29 December 1851She died on 29 December 1851 at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Lutian" Conger, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 352, image 286. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Crayton Hall Conger1

b. 24 April 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Crayton Hall Conger
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Uzziah Conger2 b. 22 Aug 1789, d. 13 Mar 1864
Mother*Hannah West2 b. 31 Dec 1794, d. 20 May 1880
Birth*24 April 1825Crayton Hall Conger was born on 24 April 1825.3,4
Marriage*30 October 1849He married first Minerva Hasbrook on 30 October 1849. Crayton's name was transcribed as "Craton" in both of the Illinois indexes.5,6,3
Census 1850*14 October 1850He and his wife, Minerva Conger, appeared on the 14 October 1850 census in Township 10 N 1 E, Knox County, Illinois. Clustered together on the same census page, and apparently living on neighboring farms, were D.J. Hasbrook and his wife Alpha, likely Minerva's parents, Crayton's brother, Lauren Clark Conger and his family, whose wife, Amanda, was very likely Minerva's sister, another brother Norman Hurd Conger with his wife Mary and family. John Newton Conger, another brother, and his new wife Elizabeth, both age 19, were listed as a separate family residing with Norman and Mary. Crayton's name was transcribed as "Creston" H. Conger and Minerva's as "Manerva". Crayton was 25 and a farmer, and Minerva was just 16.7
(Husband) Death10 July 1864Crayton became a widower when Minerva Conger died on 10 July 1864 at age 29.3
Marriage*2 May 1866He married second Louisa Agnes Shove, daughter of Samuel Shove and Elizabeth Everett Bolton, on 2 May 1866 in Henry County, Illinois.2,3,1,8
Census 1870*9 July 1870Louisa and Crayton Hall Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 July 1870 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Crayton was 44 and worked as a Lumber Dealer. His real estate was valued at $15,000 and his personal estate at $20,000. Louisa was 29 and was keeping house. Crayton's three children from his first marriage, Arthur at 19, Irene at 16 and Lillie, at 14, lived with the couple whose first child, Alice, had just been born the day before and was not enumerated. Irene and Lillie were both at school and Arthur, who had attended school within the last year, was working as a bookkeeper. Emily Anderson, age 19 and born in Sweden, also lived with the family as a domestic servant.

The Lucien Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Lucien was Crayton's brother and Samuel Shove and Elizabeth (Brown) Conger were Louisa's father and half-sister.9
Great Chicago Fire*8 October 1871 No one knows how the fire started in the cow barn at the rear of the Patrick O'Leary cottage at 137 DeKoven Street on Chicago's West Side. The blaze began about 9 p.m. that Sunday night, and by midnight the fire had jumped the river's south branch and by 1:30 a.m., the business district was in flames. Shortly thereafter the fire raced northward across the main river.

The waterworks were evacuated although the tower was not badly damaged and still stands. During Monday, the fire burned as far as Fullerton Avenue and rainfall, which started about midnight, helped put out the last of the flames. 300 Chicagoans were dead, 90,000 homeless, and the property loss was $200 million.

Chicago quickly rebuilt and by 1875 little evidence of the disaster remained.10
Residence*Around the time of the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred 8 Oct 1871, Louisa and Crayton Hall Conger moved with their baby daughter to a farm near Oneida, Knox County, Illinois. Their daughter Alice's two letters contradict each other regarding the timing of the family's move. Her "c1935" source said the move was just prior to the fire and her "c1950" notes stated it was shortly after.10,11,12,13
Historical Note* Fort Union, an Army post in New Mexico, was soon to become a residence, investment and business for both Crayton Hall Conger and his son, Arthur. The post was established in 1851 about 24 miles from Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Santa Fe Trail and was intended to protect travelers and local settlers from marauding Indians and to serve as a supply depot. After the Civil War, the newly rebuilt post would become the largest military installation in New Mexico.

Arthur, his wife Ella, and their very young daughter Lucy, left for New Mexico and Fort Union probably in late 1876 or early 1877 and Arthur went to work as the storekeeper in the post trader's store owned by John C. Dent, the post trader. Dent was the brother of Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant who was the country's eighteenth President from 1869-1877.

For most of its existence, Fort Union was considered to be one of the most desirable military bases in the West, and the position of post "sutler" (called post "trader" after 1866) was highly coveted. The history of the Fort Union sutlers before and during the Civil War, and the very difficult period of the changeover from post sutlers to post traders after the war, is fascinating. Numerous hazards jeopardized a sutler's chances for economic success. Political patronage was probably the most important; short-term leases, usually for three years, made the sutler vulnerable to political whim. Often, through no fault of his own, the sutler lost a promising position to someone with more political clout. Other dangers included overextension of credit, competition from other merchants, destruction of property by soldiers, and the hazards associated with overland freighting, such as loss of mules or oxen, delays, storms, theft of commodities, and Indian raids. And then, the rapidly changing, and often confusing, regulations from 1866-1870 made things for the post trader even more difficult.

Both Crayton and Arthur Conger would also have been aware of the government bribery and corruption scandal that forced the resignation of Secretary of War William Belknap in 1876, after years of selling traderships to those offering the highest bribes. President Grant's brother Orvil and Belknap's wife were implicated in the charges, and collected testimony during the impeachment hearings implied that similar accusations could have been brought against President Grant's wife, Julia, and her brother, John Dent, who Arthur Conger would work for, at Fort Union, the following year. (For more information about the history of the sutlers and traders at Fort Union, click the text icon.)14
Relocation*12 April 1878 Within a few years of moving his family to the farm in Oneida, Crayton's health began to fail. Thinking that a change in climate might help, he and Louisa moved their family to New Mexico in 1877. Their daughter, Alice, was 7 years old and wrote that she had only a dim recollection of the long journey. Son Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Crayton's older son, Arthur, and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. Crayton and his son, Arthur, invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.15,11,12
Historical Note The period from 1866 to 1870 was a very difficult time in the changeover from post sutlers to post traders. The sudden advent of multiple traders suddenly brought competition to a business that had been a monopoly for many decades; conflict and the rapid construction of new trader's buildings resulted. Before and during the Civil War, and well before Crayton Hall Conger and his son, Arthur Willis Conger arrived in New Mexico, Fort Union was considered to be one of the most desirable military bases in the West and the post tradership there was highly coveted.

After the Civil War, sutlers and traders experienced significant difficulties. As a result of the reduction of the size of the army for peacetime, and abuses of sutler privileges during the war, the United States government made post-war changes to the regulations controlling sutlers, and abolished the office of "sutler" entirely in 1867. Many posts, as a result, abruptly acquired several competing traders for a brief period during these disruptive years, but few had such a neatly laid-out row of buildings as Fort Union, New Mexico, or as clear a series of rapid changes in ownership that could be directly linked to political influence. Fort Union was not unique in the conflict between traders or in the use of political influence to place traders at a post, but it provides an excellent example of these events, and leaves a clear record in the ruins of the buildings built by the men involved.16
Death*22 May 1880The high altitude at Fort Union proved detrimental to Crayton's health. He left his family in residence at the fort, and started back to Illinois hoping to recuperate, stopping to visit his brother in Kansas on the way. He failed rapidly and, before word could reach his family in New Mexico, died at the home of his brother, John Newton Conger, on 22 May 1880 in Oneida, Nemaha County, Kansas, at age 55.11,4

Family 1

Elizabeth Hasbrook b. 11 Jul 1834, d. 10 Jul 1864
Children1.Arthur Willis Conger+3 b. 20 Jun 1851
2.Irene Amanda Conger+3,17 b. 14 Aug 1853, d. 23 Feb 1890
3.Lillian Eugenia Conger3 b. 23 Jul 1855, d. 19 Jun 1877

Family 2

Louisa Agnes Shove b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Children1.Alice Shove Conger+3 b. 8 Jul 1870, d. bt 1958 - 1959
2.Roy Uzziah Conger3 b. 6 Feb 1873, d. c 1934
3.Elizabeth May Conger+3 b. 12 Apr 1875, d. 20 Aug 1922
4.Hazel Conger+3 b. 19 Sep 1877, d. 13 Jun 1929
5.Emma B. Conger+3 b. 29 Jan 1880, d. 14 Dec 1911

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Santa Barbara, California).
  3. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  4. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 494. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  5. [S259] Illinois Marriages to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages to 1850.
  6. [S260] Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Creston" H. Conger, Township 10 N 1 E, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 377, image 337. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  8. [S512] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at www.ilsos.gov/Genealogy/. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Crayton H. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 204, image 409. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  10. [S256] The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, online at http://www.chipublib.org/004chicago/timeline/greatfire.html. Hereinafter cited as Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
  11. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  12. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  13. [S7] Obituary of Samuel Shove, submitted by his son Josiah Shove, pages 223-225, although some of the lineage information, especially of the early Shoves in America, has proved to be incorrect. (Names mixed up and at least one generation skipped.) Samuel's son Josiah likely wrote parts of the obituary from his memory of stories his father had told him. And, of course, neither of them had any first hand information of anything before Samuel's birth in 1789. From this researcher's point of view, other sources should be considered more reliable -- especially on events and people of the 1600s and 1700s, Necrology of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, for the year 1874, Providence, Rhode Island, LHB Notebook - Books, News, & Online, Santa Barbara, California. Hereinafter cited as Shove Necrology - RI Society 1874.
  14. [S257] Darlis A. Miller, "The Perils of a Post Sutler: William H. Moore at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1859-1870", Journal of the West volume XXXII, number 2, pages 7-18 (April 1993): pages 7-18. Hereinafter cited as "Post Sutler W. H. Moore at Fort Union."
  15. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  16. [S258] James Ivey, "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union", pages 299-327.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Irene Amanda (Conger) Courtney, Memorial# 81622063, information created by Stan Courtney. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

David Conger1

Marriage*He married Rachel Sharp, daughter of Isaac Sharp and Mary Wolverton.1,2

Family

Rachel Sharp b. 1788

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 456, his surname reported as "Conger". Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1436] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1893), The Sharp Family, pages 170-174, noting his surname as "Cougar". Hereinafter cited as Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Delia Chase Conger1

b. 18 December 1885
Father*Arthur Willis Conger b. 20 Jun 1851
Mother*Ella Chase b. 30 Mar 1856
Birth*18 December 1885Delia Chase Conger was born on 18 December 18851
Death* and died unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."

Edith B. Conger

b. 1861
Birth*1861Edith B. Conger was born about 1861 in Illinois. She was possibly a niece or other relative of Lucien West Conger as she was enumerated in his household in 1870.1
(Relative) Census 187011 June 1870Edith B. Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 11 June 1870 in the household of Lucien West and Elizabeth Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Lucien was 46 and his occupation was Jeweler. The value of his real estate was recorded as $12,000 and his personal estate as $15,000. Elizabeth was 43 and keeping house. Included in the household were the couple's 14-year-old son Clarence LaForest Conger, recorded as "C. La Fay Conger", who was at school, and Edith B. Conger, believed to have been a relative and not yet identified, age 9 and born in Illinois, their newly married daughter Laura, age 17 and her husband, Alexander R. Webb, age 22, also a Jeweler, the 81-year-old Samuel Shove, Elizabeth Conger's stepfather, and a domestic, Mary Reil, born in Ireland, age 30.

The Crayton Hall Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Crayton was Lucien's brother and Louisa (Shove) Conger was Elizabeth's half-sister and Samuel Shove's daughter.2

Citations

  1. [S8] Births - Marriages - Deaths, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah: www.familysearch.org), information that Edith was the daughter of Lucien West Conger and his wife Elizabeth Everett Brown was submitted to the LDS church by an unnamed source, has not been verified and is not believed to be correct. The information provided gave Edith's year of birth as 1859 in Cook County, Illinois, and if the 9-year-old Edith who appeared with the family on the 1870 Census was this Edith, she was more likely born in 1861. To further complicate the question of Edith's birth and parentage is that the Congers were living in Galesburg, Illinois in 1860 and were not identified in Cook County until the 1870 Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of L.W. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 165, image 332. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Edwin Cook Conger1

b. 28 September 1886
Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Bolton
6th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Clarence LaForest Conger1 b. 16 Jun 1855
Mother*Frances Vincent Cook1 b. 20 May 1856
Birth*28 September 1886Edwin Cook Conger was born on 28 September 1886.1

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Eliza Emma Conger1,2

b. 5 December 1894
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
7th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Carl Bolton Conger1 b. 4 May 1870
Mother*Alta Helen Conger1 b. 31 Aug 1874
Birth*5 December 1894Eliza Emma Conger was born on 5 December 1894.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 50, reporting her her given name as Elia. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Elizabeth May Conger1,2,3

b. 12 April 1875, d. 20 August 1922
Elizabeth (Conger) Heaton
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Crayton Hall Conger2 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Louisa Agnes Shove2 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Birth*12 April 1875Elizabeth May Conger was born on 12 April 1875 in Oneida, Knox County, Illinois.1,2,4
(Daughter) Relocation12 April 1878 Within a few years of Elizabeth's birth, her father's health began to fail. Thinking that a change in climate might help, her parents moved their family to New Mexico in 1877. Her sister Alice, who was 7 years old, wrote later that she had only a dim recollection of the long journey. Her brother Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Their half-brother, Arthur, and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. His father and Arthur invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.5,6,7
(Daughter) Census 190015 June 1900Elizabeth appeared on the 1900 census taken on 15 June 1900 in the household of her mother at 565 6th Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Her date of birth was recorded on the census as April 1875, she was 25 years of age and worked as a stenographer.8
(Participant) Family Photo19 January 1903 On 19 Jan 1903 several photos of the extended Heaton family were taken at a family gathering, probably at William and Lucy Heaton's home in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple shots of primarily the same individuals in different groupings are spread across the country among the Heaton descendants.9
Marriage*8 February 1903She married Arthur Duane Heaton, son of William Naylor Heaton and Lucinda Willis, on 8 February 1903 in Polk County, Iowa.10,11
Census 1910*2 May 1910Elizabeth and Arthur Duane Heaton appeared on the 1910 census taken on 2 May 1910 at 319 Fourth Avenue West, Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota. Elizabeth was 34 years of age, two years older than Arthur Duane. They had been married seven years, the first marriage for each, and Elizabeth had had only one pregnancy and had one living child. Richard C. was two months old and their residence was a many family dwelling.12,13
(Aunt) Residence1919For a few months in 1919, A. D. and Elizabeth (Conger) Heaton provided a home in Dickinson, North Dakota for their 10-year-old niece, Mary Lou Heaton, after a fire destroyed her parents' house on their homestead ranch in Powder River County, Montana. Mary Lou described her Aunt Elizabeth as one of her favorite aunts. In 1981 she wrote, "There is something nurturing, still, in the memory of that warm and loving person who was my Aunt Elizabeth."14
Census 19206 January 1920Elizabeth and A. D. Heaton appeared on the 1920 census taken on 6 January 1920 at 245 First Avenue East, Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota. Elizabeth's age was listed as 40, two years younger than A.D., and four years less than her actual age. Son Richard was 9, and daughter Elizabeth was 8. They rented their single family residence.15
Death*20 August 1922She died on 20 August 1922 in Glendive, Dawson County, Montana, at age 47. Her death certificate reported her cause of death as "General Septicemia" which the dictionary describes as "blood poisoning" and gives a secondary cause of death as "Uterine Fibroma". According to the dictionary, Fibroma is "a benign tumor usually composed primarily of fibrous tissue." Her certificate states she had had this condition for several years, that surgery was performed on 14 Aug 1922 and that death occurred six days later. Dr. R. H. Beach of Glendive was her physician and, according to Elizabeth Conger Heaton Rabe, the deceased's daughter, Dr. Beach was a friend of her parents. She also reported that her brother, Richard Conger Heaton, the deceased's son, "was visiting the Montana ranch at the time."16,3
(Wife-1) BurialShe was interred at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, and was followed in 1951 by her husband's second wife, Irene (Courtney) Williams Heaton, and then in 1964 by her husband, Arthur Duane Heaton.17,18,19

Family

Arthur Duane Heaton b. 8 Jan 1878, d. 5 Dec 1964

Citations

  1. [S1] Personal Knowledge of LHB, (Santa Barbara, California), Son Richard's Birth Cert gives Mother's full name, place of birth and age.
  2. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  3. [S135] Elizabeth May (Conger) Heaton, Death Certificate, Glendive, Dawson County, Montana, Index# GLD. 238 Registered No. 1504, Montana Vital Statistics 111 N. Sanders, Room 209, Helena, Montana.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Louisa A. Conger, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll: T623_453; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 71; noting her birth date as April 1875 and her age as 25. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  6. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  7. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  8. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Louisa A. Conger, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll: T623_453; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 71.
  9. [S1457] "Heaton Family Photograph Collection." (Old family photographs in the possession of LHB, Santa Barbara, California, ). Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Photograph Collection."
  10. [S242] Pioneer Sons and Daughters Genealogical Society, Polk County, Iowa Marriages, Book 11, 1903-1904 (Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1986), pages 10 and 22. Hereinafter cited as Polk County, Iowa Marriages 1903-1904.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 263. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  12. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Arthur Duane Heaton, Dickinson Ward 5, Stark, North Dakota; Roll: T624_1148; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0162; FHL microfilm: 1375161. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  13. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 263, noting that two other sons, one Arthur and the second Duane, were born to A.D. and Elizabeth. However, according to the 1910 census, Elizabeth and Arthur Duane had been married seven years, and Elizabeth had had only one child and he was still living.
  14. [S240] Mary Lou Skinner Ross, Thoughts While Ironing. Warning: The publication contains no chapters or page numbers. (Atlanta, Georgia: Ross, Mary Lou Skinner, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Thoughts While Ironing.
  15. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of A.D. Heaton, District# 200, 3rd Ward, Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota, series T625, roll 1339, Page 173B; Image# 8 of 22. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  16. [S136] Montana Death Index 1907 -1953, online at Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Montana Death Index 1907 -1953.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth May (Conger) Heaton, Memorial# 62159492. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Irene Louise (Courtney) Heaton, Memorial# 62159809, information maintained by Stan Courtney.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Arthur Duane Heaton, Memorial# 61317763.

Emma B. Conger1

b. 29 January 1880, d. 14 December 1911
Emma B. Conger
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Louisa Agnes Shove1 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Birth*29 January 1880Emma B. Conger was born on 29 January 1880 in New Mexico.1,2
(Daughter) Census 190015 June 1900Emma appeared on the 1900 census taken on 15 June 1900 in the household of her mother at 565 6th Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. She was 20 years old.2
(Participant) Family Photo19 January 1903 On 19 Jan 1903 several photos of the extended Heaton family were taken at a family gathering, probably at William and Lucy Heaton's home in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple shots of primarily the same individuals in different groupings are spread across the country among the Heaton descendants.3
Marriage*7 August 1905She married Dr. William A. Sharp on Monday evening 7 August 1905 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Eleanor Gordon, assistant minister of the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, at the home of Emma's sister, Dr. Alice Conger Hunter.4,1
Residence*Following their marriage, Emma and Dr. William A. Sharp lived at Forty-third and Grand, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.5
Census 1910*15 April 1910William and Emma Sharp appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. They were lodgers in the home of a family, had been married for four years and had no children.6
Employment*At the time the census was taken in 1910, Emma was working as a secretary to a theater manager in Des Moines, Iowa.6
Death*14 December 1911Emma B. (Conger) Sharp died on 14 December 1911, just two days after the birth of her first child, a daughter, in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, at age 31.1
Burial*She was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.7

Family

Dr. William A. Sharp b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Louisa A. Conger, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll: T623_453; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 71. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1457] "Heaton Family Photograph Collection." (Old family photographs in the possession of LHB, Santa Barbara, California, ). Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Photograph Collection."
  4. [S243] Pioneer Sons and Daughters Genealogical Society, Polk County, Iowa Marriages, Book 12, 1905-1906 (Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1986), pages 11 and 46. Hereinafter cited as Polk County, Iowa Marriages 1905-1906.
  5. [S783] Richard Conger Heaton, "The Richard Heaton Box of Treasures" (a personal collection of his saved remembrances, collected over multiple years and received from JDH in September 2010 by LHB, Santa Barbara, California), newspaper articles and photos were found among the collection. Hereinafter cited as "Richard Heaton Box of Treasures."
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Charles A. Dudley, 2-Wd, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, series T624, roll 419, page 237A, Enumeration District 112, part 2, line 11. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  7. [S178] Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa, online at www.charter-pierce.org/woodland.htm. Hereinafter cited as Woodland Cemetery.

Emma Nancy Hacker Conger1

b. 5 September 1846
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Lucien West Conger1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
Mother*Elizabeth Everett Brown1 b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
Birth*5 September 1846Emma Nancy Hacker Conger was born on 5 September 1846.1
(Daughter) Census 185023 September 1850Emma Nancy Hacker Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 23 September 1850 in the household of her parents Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Everett Brown in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. On the 1850 Census report, Lucien was spelled "Lutian", he was age 24 and his occupation was Merchant. He was born in New York and was living with his wife, Elizabeth, age 24, born in Rhode Island. Others in the household were daughter, "Emmah", age 4 born Illinois, daughter Cora, age 1 born Illinois and two of Lucien's younger siblings, Edward Conger, age 14, and Lois Conger, 12, both born in New York and students.2
Marriage*5 September 1866She married Silas Wright Conger, son of Moore Conger and Jane Wager, on 5 September 1866.1

Family

Silas Wright Conger b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Children1.Myrtle Gertrude Conger1 b. 14 Jul 1867
2.Carl Bolton Conger+1 b. 4 May 1870
3.Emma Silas Conger1 b. 1 Feb 1872
4.Bertha Conger1 b. 19 Apr 1874, d. 10 Apr 1885

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Lutian" Conger, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 352, image 286. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Emma Silas Conger1,2

b. 1 February 1872
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Silas Wright Conger1 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Mother*Emma Nancy Hacker Conger1 b. 5 Sep 1846
Marriage*She married Hugh T. Thompson.1
Birth*1 February 1872Emma Silas Conger was born on 1 February 1872.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 469. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Ethelin Weston Conger1

b. 4 October 1887
Father*Arthur Willis Conger b. 20 Jun 1851
Mother*Ella Chase b. 30 Mar 1856
Birth*4 October 1887Ethelin Weston Conger was born on 4 October 1887 in Illinois.1,2
Marriage*1918She married John Desmore Brewster about 1918.1,2
Census 1930*10 April 1930Ethelin and John Brewster appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 on Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. John was 38 years of age and worked as a superintendent at a lace mill, and Ethelin was 42 years of age. They had been married about 12 years, rented their home and owned a radio. Three children, all of whom had attended school within the last year, resided with their parents in 1930. John Jr. was 9, David 6 and Edward 4. Also living in the household was 21-year-old servant, Mabel Montross.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

Frank DeLyle Conger1,2

b. 16 November 1848
Father*Lorentus Everett Conger1 b. 27 Jul 1814, d. 13 May 1873
Mother*Mary W. Hurd1 b. 12 Jan 1816, d. 17 May 1888
Birth*16 November 1848Frank DeLyle Conger was born on 16 November 1848.1
Marriage*8 June 1869He married Eliza Riford on 8 June 1869.1

Family

Eliza Riford b. 18 Jun 1850
Child1.Alta Helen Conger+1 b. 31 Aug 1874

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 50. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Hannah West Conger1

b. 7 August 1841, d. 17 February 1873
Father*Lorentus Everett Conger1 b. 27 Jul 1814, d. 13 May 1873
Mother*Mary W. Hurd1 b. 12 Jan 1816, d. 17 May 1888
Marriage*She married Owen P. Williams.1
Birth*7 August 1841Hannah West Conger was born on 7 August 1841.1
Death*17 February 1873She died on 17 February 1873 at age 31.1

Family

Owen P. Williams
Child1.Edwin Conger Williams2 b. 22 Sep 1869, d. 22 May 1916

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Edwin Conger Williams, Memorial# 5629526. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Hazel Conger1,2

b. 19 September 1877, d. 13 June 1929
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Louisa Agnes Shove1 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Birth*19 September 1877Hazel Conger was born on 19 September 1877 in Oneida, Knox County, Illinois.2,1,3
(Daughter) Relocation12 April 1878 Shortly after Hazel's birth, her father's health began to fail. Thinking that a change in climate might help, her parents moved their family to New Mexico in 1877. Her sister Alice, who was 7 years old, wrote later that she had only a dim recollection of the long journey. Her brother Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Their half-brother, Arthur, and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. His father and Arthur invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.4,5,6
(Daughter) Census 190015 June 1900Hazel appeared on the 1900 census taken on 15 June 1900 in the household of her mother at 565 6th Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. She was 22 years of age and worked as a bill clerk.3
(Participant) Family Photo19 January 1903 On 19 Jan 1903 several photos of the extended Heaton family were taken at a family gathering, probably at William and Lucy Heaton's home in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple shots of primarily the same individuals in different groupings are spread across the country among the Heaton descendants.7
Marriage*6 May 1908She married Roy Henry Heaton, son of Henry C. Heaton and Mary Ann Marker, on 6 May 1908.2,1,8
Census 1910*15 April 1910Hazel and Roy Henry Heaton appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in Dalhart, Dallam County, Texas. Roy was 34 years of age and worked "on his own account" as an engineer in an auto shop, and Hazel was 32 years of age. They lived in a house they rented, had been married for two years and lived with their daughter, Mary Lou, who was 4 months old. Also residing with the family was Hazel's mother, Louisa A. Conger, age 68, who worked as a librarian in a library.9
Relocation1917Roy and Hazel moved with their daughter in 1917 to homestead in Powder River County, Montana.10
Occupation1919According to her daughter, in 1919 Hazel was persuaded to teach the Reder School, since teachers and money to pay them were hard to come by. The effects of World War I also added restrictions. Hazel taught various schools until her death ten years later.10
Residence*1919In the summer of 1919, a fire destroyed the Heaton's house on their homestead ranch in Powder River County and their 10-year-old daughter, Mary Lou, was sent to live for a few months with her aunt and uncle, A. D. and Elizabeth (Conger) Heaton, in Dickinson, North Dakota.10
Death*13 June 1929She died on 13 June 1929 in Powder River County, Montana, at age 51.2,1

Family

Roy Henry Heaton b. 26 Jun 1876, d. 5 Mar 1956
Child1.Mary Lou Heaton+1 b. 22 Dec 1909, d. 7 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S247] Heaton Family Bible Record for the family of Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, The Complete Domestic Bible, Old and New Testaments (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hubbard Brothers, 1873); LHB, Santa Barbara, California. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Family Bible Record for the family of MLHSR.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Louisa A. Conger, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; roll: T623_453; Page 18A; Enumeration District: 71. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  5. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  6. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  7. [S1457] "Heaton Family Photograph Collection." (Old family photographs in the possession of LHB, Santa Barbara, California, ). Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Photograph Collection."
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 262. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of R. H. Heaton, 4-Wd Delhart, Dallam County, Texas; series: T624; roll: 1541; page 97; Enumeration District: 70. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  10. [S240] Mary Lou Skinner Ross, Thoughts While Ironing. Warning: The publication contains no chapters or page numbers. (Atlanta, Georgia: Ross, Mary Lou Skinner, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Thoughts While Ironing.

Irene Amanda Conger1,2

b. 14 August 1853, d. 23 February 1890
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1,2 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hasbrook1 b. 11 Jul 1834, d. 10 Jul 1864
Birth*14 August 1853Irene Amanda Conger was born on 14 August 1853 in Albany, Albany County, New York.1,3,2
(Daughter) Census 18709 July 1870Irene Amanda Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 July 1870 in the household of her father and stepmother, Crayton Hall Conger and Louisa (Shove) Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Crayton was 44 and worked as a Lumber Dealer. His real estate was valued at $15,000 and his personal estate at $20,000. Louisa was 29 and was keeping house. Crayton's three children from his first marriage, Arthur at 19, Irene at 16 and Lillie, at 14, lived with the couple whose first child, Alice, had just been born the day before and was not enumerated. Irene and Lillie were both at school and Arthur, who had attended school within the last year, was working as a bookkeeper. Emily Anderson, age 19 and born in Sweden, also lived with the family as a domestic servant.

The Lucien Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Lucien was Crayton's brother and Samuel Shove and Elizabeth (Brown) Conger were Louisa's father and half-sister.4
Marriage*6 September 1876She married Michael Lewis Courtney, son of Owen Courtney and Catherine Connolly, on 6 September 1876.1,2
(Wife) Death16 July 1886Irene became a widow when Michael Lewis Courtney died on 16 July 1886 leaving her with two young daughters, one just one month old.5,6
Death*23 February 1890She died on 23 February 1890 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, at age 361,2
Burial* and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.2

Family

Michael Lewis Courtney b. 6 Jun 1842, d. 16 Jul 1886
Children1.Irene Louise Courtney1,7 b. 28 Oct 1878, d. 8 Dec 1951
2.Lillian Conger Courtney1,8 b. 19 Jun 1886, d. 11 Oct 1912

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Irene Amanda (Conger) Courtney, Memorial# 81622063, information created by Stan Courtney. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 90. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Crayton H. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 204, image 409. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S955] Stan Courtney, "E-Mail from Stan Courtney," e-mail message from e-mail address to LHB, 08 December 2011. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail from Stan Courtney."
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Major Michael Lewis Courtney, Memorial# 81621898, information created by Stan Courtney.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Irene Louise (Courtney) Heaton, Memorial# 62159809, information maintained by Stan Courtney.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lillian Conger Courtney, Memorial# 5571458, information maintained by Stan Courtney.

James Conger1

b. 11 January 1760, d. 11 November 1813
Birth*11 January 1760James Conger was born on 11 January 1760 in Rahway, Essex County (now Union County), New Jersey.1
Revolutionary War*1775 In 1775, James Conger served in the Revolutionary War as a Private under the command of Captain Van Wie's 3rd Rensselaer Company, Schuyler's 1st Albany Regiment, New York Troops.1,2
Marriage*He married Elizabeth McNab.1,2
Marriage*He married Sally Daly.1,2
Religion*James Conger was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Albany County, New York.2
Death*11 November 1813He died on 11 November 1813 at Beverswick, Albany County, New York, which later became Albany, at age 53.1,2

Family 1

Elizabeth McNab b. 1769, d. 17 Feb 1805
Child1.Uzziah Conger+1 b. 22 Aug 1789, d. 13 Mar 1864

Family 2

Sally Daly

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, pages 250-251. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

James Stewart Conger1,2

b. 10 February 1864, d. 7 August 1864
Father*Silas Wright Conger1 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895
Mother*Nancy Turner1 b. 23 Jul 1844, d. 29 May 1864
Birth*10 February 1864James Stewart Conger was born on 10 February 1864.1
Death*7 August 1864He died on 7 August 1864.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 469. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

John Newton Conger1,2

b. 21 October 1830, d. 16 March 1903
Father*Uzziah Conger1 b. 22 Aug 1789, d. 13 Mar 1864
Mother*Hannah West1 b. 31 Dec 1794, d. 20 May 1880
Birth*21 October 1830John Newton Conger was born on 21 October 1830 in Rahway, Essex County (now Union County), New Jersey.1,3
Marriage*12 March 1850He married Ann Elizabeth Wheeler on 12 March 1850 in Knox County, Illinois.1,4,5
Census 1850*14 October 1850Ann and John Newton Conger appeared on the 1850 census taken on 14 October 1850 in Township 10 N 1 E, Knox County, Illinois. He was a farmer and they were both 19. The newly married couple lived with John Newton's brother, Norman Hurd Conger and his wife Mary, who was Elizabeth's sister. Clustered together on the same census page, and apparently living on neighboring farms, were two additional Conger brothers: Crayton Hall Conger and wife Minerva, and Lauren Clark Conger with his wife Amanda and their son Seth. Minerva and Amanda Conger were most likely sisters and their Hasbrook parents also lived on a neighboring farm in the cluster. And then, not too far away, were Mary and Elizabeth's parents, Alvah and Jenotia Wheeler with their family. Two more daughters still living in the Wheeler parents' home would also marry Conger brothers.6
Marriage*4 March 1869He married Martha Cartwright on 4 March 1869.1
(Brother) Death22 May 1880Crayton Hall Conger died at the home of his brother, John Newton Conger, on 22 May 1880 in Oneida, Nemaha County, Kansas, at age 55. He had been suffering from heart disease, worsened by the high altitude of New Mexico and was trying to make it back to Illinois to recuperate. He had stopped to visit his brother on the way and failed rapidly, before word could reach his family at Fort Union, where Crayton was the post trader.7,8
Census 1880*3 June 1880Martha and J.N. Conger appeared on the 1880 census taken on 3 June 1880 in Oneida, Nemaha County, Kansas. John was 50 years of age and worked as a stockman. His wife, Martha, was 36 years of age and keeping house. Residing with their parents were their children, Eva, who was 20 years of age, Maude, who was 9, and son John Jr., who was enumerated as Newton, age 7. None of the children was recorded as having attended school within the year. Also living with the family in 1880 were two servants, Oscar and Hilmer Lyon, ages 20 and 17, respectively.9
Death*16 March 1903He died on 16 March 1903 at age 72.1

Family 1

Ann Elizabeth Wheeler b. 7 Mar 1831, d. May 1868

Family 2

Martha Cartwright b. 18 Aug 1834

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Santa Barbara, California).
  3. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 312. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  4. [S259] Illinois Marriages to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages to 1850.
  5. [S260] Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of N. Conger, Township 10 N 1 E, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 377, image 337. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  7. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  8. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, Conger Family of America, Volume I, page 494.
  9. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of J. N. Conger, Oneida, Nemaha County, Kansas, Source: FHL Film 1254390, National Archives Film T9-0390, Page 55C. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Laura Cordelia Conger1,2

b. 21 August 1852
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Lucien West Conger1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
Mother*Elizabeth Everett Brown1 b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
Birth*21 August 1852Laura Cordelia Conger was born on 21 August 1852.1
Marriage*4 May 1870She married Alexander Russell Webb on 4 May 1870.1
(Daughter) Census 187011 June 1870Laura Cordelia Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 11 June 1870 in the household of her parents Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Lucien was 46 and his occupation was Jeweler. The value of his real estate was recorded as $12,000 and his personal estate as $15,000. Elizabeth was 43 and keeping house. Included in the household were the couple's 14-year-old son Clarence LaForest Conger, recorded as "C. La Fay Conger", who was at school, and Edith B. Conger, believed to have been a relative and not yet identified, age 9 and born in Illinois, their newly married daughter Laura, age 17 and her husband, Alexander R. Webb, age 22, also a Jeweler, the 81-year-old Samuel Shove, Elizabeth Conger's stepfather, and a domestic, Mary Reil, born in Ireland, age 30.

The Crayton Hall Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Crayton was Lucien's brother and Louisa (Shove) Conger was Elizabeth's half-sister and Samuel Shove's daughter.3
Marriage*18 November 1879She married Reuben Hull Spicer, son of Reuben Hull Spicer and Sophia Whitehead, on 18 November 1879.4
No Issue*Laura Cordelia Conger and Reuben Hull Spicer had no children together, although Laura's son Clarence Herbert Webb Spicer, took his stepfather's name.4

Family 1

Alexander Russell Webb b. 10 Jan 1846
Child1.Clarence Herbert Webb Spicer+4 b. 25 May 1873

Family 2

Reuben Hull Spicer b. 24 Sep 1850

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 366. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of L.W. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 165, image 332. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  4. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Lillian Eugenia Conger1

b. 23 July 1855, d. 19 June 1877
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Hasbrook1 b. 11 Jul 1834, d. 10 Jul 1864
Birth*23 July 1855Lillian Eugenia Conger was born on 23 July 1855 in Albany, Albany County, New York.1,2
(Daughter) Census 18709 July 1870Lillian Eugenia Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 9 July 1870 in the household of her father and stepmother, Crayton Hall Conger and Louisa (Shove) Conger in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Crayton was 44 and worked as a Lumber Dealer. His real estate was valued at $15,000 and his personal estate at $20,000. Louisa was 29 and was keeping house. Crayton's three children from his first marriage, Arthur at 19, Irene at 16 and Lillie, at 14, lived with the couple whose first child, Alice, had just been born the day before and was not enumerated. Irene and Lillie were both at school and Arthur, who had attended school within the last year, was working as a bookkeeper. Emily Anderson, age 19 and born in Sweden, also lived with the family as a domestic servant.

The Lucien Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Lucien was Crayton's brother and Samuel Shove and Elizabeth (Brown) Conger were Louisa's father and half-sister.3
Death*19 June 1877She never married and died on 19 June 1877 at age 21, possibly of tuberculosis.4,2,1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 90. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Crayton H. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 204, image 409. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  4. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Santa Barbara, California).

Lorentus Everett Conger1

b. 27 July 1814, d. 13 May 1873
Father*Uzziah Conger1 b. 22 Aug 1789, d. 13 Mar 1864
Mother*Hannah West1 b. 31 Dec 1794, d. 20 May 1880
Birth*27 July 1814Lorentus Everett Conger was born on 27 July 1814.1,2,3
Marriage*1 October 1835He married Mary W. Hurd on 1 October 1835.2,3
Death*13 May 1873He died on 13 May 1873 at age 58.2,3

Family

Mary W. Hurd b. 12 Jan 1816, d. 17 May 1888
Children1.Hannah West Conger+2 b. 7 Aug 1841, d. 17 Feb 1873
2.Frank DeLyle Conger+2 b. 16 Nov 1848

Citations

  1. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Santa Barbara, California).
  2. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  3. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 494. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Lucien Cook Conger1

b. 6 June 1881, d. 26 October 1883
Relationships2nd great-grandson of John Bolton
6th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Clarence LaForest Conger1 b. 16 Jun 1855
Mother*Frances Vincent Cook1 b. 20 May 1856
Birth*6 June 1881Lucien Cook Conger was born on 6 June 1881.1
Death*26 October 1883He died on 26 October 1883 at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 114. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Lucien West Conger1,2

b. 23 July 1823, d. October 1902
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Uzziah Conger1 b. 22 Aug 1789, d. 13 Mar 1864
Mother*Hannah West1 b. 31 Dec 1794, d. 20 May 1880
Birth*23 July 1823Lucien West Conger was born on 23 July 1823.1,3,2
Marriage*15 September 1845He married Elizabeth Brown, daughter of James Ormond Brown and Elizabeth Everett Bolton, on 15 September 1845 in Knox County, Illinois. In both of the Illinois Indexes, his name was transcribed as "Lucas" W. Conger and the Conger Family source recorded the date as 1 Sep 1845.4,5,3,6
Census 1850*23 September 1850Elizabeth and Lucien West Conger appeared on the 1850 census taken on 23 September 1850 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. On the 1850 Census report, Lucien was spelled "Lutian", he was age 24 and his occupation was Merchant. He was born in New York and was living with his wife, Elizabeth, age 24, born in Rhode Island. Others in the household were daughter, "Emmah", age 4 born Illinois, daughter Cora, age 1 born Illinois and two of Lucien's younger siblings, Edward Conger, age 14, and Lois Conger, 12, both born in New York and students.7
Residence*1864Following the death of his second wife in 1864, Samuel Shove went to live with the family of Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Everett Brown his stepdaughter and son-in-law in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. With the Congers he found all the loving care and diligent attention that his advancing years, combined with his helpless condition, were necessary for his comfort.8
Census 1870*11 June 1870He and Elizabeth Conger appeared on the 1870 census taken on 11 June 1870 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Lucien was 46 and his occupation was Jeweler. The value of his real estate was recorded as $12,000 and his personal estate as $15,000. Elizabeth was 43 and keeping house. Included in the household were the couple's 14-year-old son Clarence LaForest Conger, recorded as "C. La Fay Conger", who was at school, and Edith B. Conger, believed to have been a relative and not yet identified, age 9 and born in Illinois, their newly married daughter Laura, age 17 and her husband, Alexander R. Webb, age 22, also a Jeweler, the 81-year-old Samuel Shove, Elizabeth Conger's stepfather, and a domestic, Mary Reil, born in Ireland, age 30.

The Crayton Hall Conger family also lived in Chicago Ward 5 in 1870, probably fairly near, since both families were enumerated by the same person only two days apart. In the other Conger household, Crayton was Lucien's brother and Louisa (Shove) Conger was Elizabeth's half-sister and Samuel Shove's daughter.9
Residence1873In 1873, Lucien W. Conger and Elizabeth Conger moved to Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri, and Elizabeth's stepfather, Samuel Shove, moved with them and continued to live with them until his death in 1874.1,8
(Husband) Death2 January 1897Lucien became a widower when Elizabeth Everett (Brown) Conger died on 2 January 1897.3
Death*October 1902Lucien West Conger died in October 1902 at age 79. The Conger Family source reported his date of death as 02 October 1902 in two places, and it was transcribed in the Outline Index as 02 August 1902 in one of its two entries. The Putnam County, Missouri Cemeteries book recorded 09 October 1902 as the death date on his tombstone3,2,10
Burial* and was buried in Unionville Cemetery.10

Family

Elizabeth Everett Brown b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 2 Jan 1897
Children1.Emma Nancy Hacker Conger+3 b. 5 Sep 1846
2.Cora Elizabeth Conger3 b. 18 Mar 1849, d. 29 Dec 1851
3.Laura Cordelia Conger+3 b. 21 Aug 1852
4.Clarence LaForest Conger+3 b. 16 Jun 1855

Citations

  1. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Santa Barbara, California).
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 366. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  3. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  4. [S259] Illinois Marriages to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages to 1850.
  5. [S260] Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860.
  6. [S512] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at www.ilsos.gov/Genealogy/. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Lutian" Conger, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 352, image 286. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  8. [S7] Obituary of Samuel Shove, submitted by his son Josiah Shove, pages 223-225, although some of the lineage information, especially of the early Shoves in America, has proved to be incorrect. (Names mixed up and at least one generation skipped.) Samuel's son Josiah likely wrote parts of the obituary from his memory of stories his father had told him. And, of course, neither of them had any first hand information of anything before Samuel's birth in 1789. From this researcher's point of view, other sources should be considered more reliable -- especially on events and people of the 1600s and 1700s, Necrology of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, for the year 1874, Providence, Rhode Island, LHB Notebook - Books, News, & Online, Santa Barbara, California. Hereinafter cited as Shove Necrology - RI Society 1874.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of L.W. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 165, image 332. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  10. [S250] Sarah Lemen Phillips, compiler, Putnam County, Missouri Cemeteries, Information obtained by Stone Readings and Additional Data From Unionville Republican, volume B, pages 153-356, (Kirksville, Missouri 63565: Simpson Printing Company, 1990), page 174. Hereinafter cited as Putnam County, Missouri Cemeteries Stone Readings.