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 US 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 US 1910*15 April 1910William and Emma Sharp were enumerated 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 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1457] "Heaton Family Photograph Collection." (Old family photographs in the possession of LHB, Summerlin, Nevada, ). 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, Summerlin, Nevada), 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 United States 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 US 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 United States 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 US 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 United States 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, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Descendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
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 US 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 US 1910*15 April 1910Hazel and Roy Henry Heaton were enumerated 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, Summerlin, Nevada. 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 United States 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, Summerlin, Nevada, ). 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 United States 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.

Infant Conger1

b. 1895, d. 1895
Father*Lincoln Allen Conger1,2 b. 6 Oct 1860, d. 3 May 1929
Mother*Ada Adele Card1,3 b. 14 Oct 1861, d. 4 May 1906
Death*1895 and died there the same year.1
Birth*1895An unnamed Infant Conger was born in 1895 in Wisconsin.1
Burial*The baby was buried in the 1st Addition of Oxford Village Cemetery, Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Infant Conger, Memorial# 183320872. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lincoln Allen Conger, Memorial# 11264889.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ada Adele (Card) Conger, Memorial# 183320858.

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 US 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, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States 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.

Jack Leroy Conger1

b. 30 January 1918, d. 22 March 1957
Father*Royal C. Conger1 b. 14 Jul 1886, d. 7 Apr 1967
Mother*Hazel Mae Gaston1 b. 30 Mar 1888, d. 30 Mar 1965
Birth*30 January 1918Jack Leroy Conger was born on 30 January 1918 in Minnesota.1
Marriage*He married Marion A. Tongisch, daughter of Trank Tongisch and Anna Mary Roles.2,3,1
Death*22 March 1957He died on 22 March 1957 in Los Angeles County, California, at age 391,4
Burial* and was buried in Section 17, Lot 70, B, of the Conger family plot, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County.1

Family

Marion A. Tongisch b. 10 Aug 1918, d. 19 Aug 1966

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jack Leroy Conger, Memorial# 50161989. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jack L. and Marion A. Conger, Year: 1940; Census Place: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California; Roll: m-t0627-00256; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 19-761. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marion A (Tongisch) Conger, Memorial# 50162064.
  4. [S112] California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Jack Leroy Conger, mother's maiden name Gaston, born on 30 January 1918 and died on 22 March 1957 in Los Angeles County. Hereinafter cited as California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997.

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 US 1850*14 October 1850Ann and John Newton Conger were enumerated 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 US 1880*3 June 1880Martha and J.N. Conger were enumerated 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 (Summerlin, Nevada).
  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, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled 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 United States 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 United States 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 US 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 United States 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 US 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 United States 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 (Summerlin, Nevada).

Lincoln Allen Conger1

b. 6 October 1860, d. 3 May 1929
Birth*6 October 1860Lincoln Allen Conger was born on 6 October 1860 in Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin.1
Name VariationHe was called Lynn.2
Marriage*1881He married first Ada Adele Card about 1881.3,1,4,2
Census US 1900*9 June 1900Ada A. and Lynn Conger were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 and 9 June 1900 in Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin. Lynn was 39 years of age and worked as a traveling salesman, and Ada was 38 years of age. They rented their farm, had been married for 19 years and Ada had given birth to four children, three of whom were living and enumerated with their parents in 1900. Robert L., Myrtle A. and Royal H. were ages 18, 16 and 13 years, respectively, all were at school, and each had attended school for 9 months of the census year.2
Census State WI 1905*1 June 1905Ada and Lynn Conger were listed on the 1905 Wisconsin State census taken on 1 June 1905 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Lynn was 44 years of age and a salesman, and Ada Adele, who was recorded as "Edith", was 43 years of age. Lynn had worked all 12 months of the census year, and they owned their house free of mortgage. Their three children were listed with them in 1905. Robert was 22 years of age, worked as a house painter, and had worked 8 months of the census year; Myrtle was 21 years old; and Roy was 18 years old, worked as a day laborer, and had worked 12 months of the census year.5
(Husband) Death4 May 1906Lynn became a widower when Ada Adele (Card) Conger died in their home at 208 Central Avenue, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, on 4 May 1906 at age 44, after a long illness of consumption. She had been confined to her bed for the last fifteen weeks, the disease making rapid progress in the final month.3,6,7,8
Historical Note* Consumption, more commonly known as tuberculosis, is a disease caused by bacteria that usually attacks the lungs, and at the turn of the 20th century, was the leading cause of death in the United States.8
Funeral*6 May 1906 On Sunday afternoon, 6 May 1906, a short service was held for Ada at the Conger home in Oshkosh for a large attendance of friends. The Reverend L. L. Hammitt, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. The character of Mrs. Conger was described as one of beauty, and it was acknowledged that her passing away would be deeply mourned. She was always kindly and patient, although she had been afflicted for years, and had suffered greatly. Her last hours were passed in peace and quiet.7
Marriage*14 September 1908He married second, as her second husband, Eva M. Appleyard, daughter of Frederick N. Appleyard and Henrietta Thomas, on 14 September 1908 in Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan. Six months earlier, Lincoln's daughter, Myrtle, had married Eva's brother, Frederick George Appleyard.9,1,10,11
Political Service*He served as a member of the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors, representing the Fifteenth Ward since its formation around 1924 when the city of Oshkosh was redistricted. He did not seek reelection at the Spring Election of 1929 because of ill health.12
Death*3 May 1929He died in his home at 761 Main Street, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, on Friday evening, 3 May 1929, as a result of a complication of diseases, at age 68. He had been in ill health for two years.1,12
Burial*He was buried in Ellenwood Cemetery, Oshkosh.1,12

Family 1

Ada Adele Card b. 14 Oct 1861, d. 4 May 1906
Children1.Robert L. Conger2 b. Mar 1882
2.Myrtle A. Conger13,1 b. 16 Mar 1884, d. 9 Jan 1964
3.Royal C. Conger+1,4 b. 14 Jul 1886, d. 7 Apr 1967
4.Infant Conger14,1 b. 1895, d. 1895

Family 2

Eva M. Appleyard b. 17 Nov 1877, d. 23 Jan 1958

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lincoln Allen Conger, Memorial# 11264889. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lynn and Ada A. Conger, Year: 1900; Census Place: Oxford, Marquette, Wisconsin; Roll: 1799; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0097; FHL microfilm: 1241799. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ada Adele (Card) Conger, Memorial# 183320858.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Royal C “Roy” Conger, Memorial# 50161706.
  5. [S2440] Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Lynn and "Edith" Conger, in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, referencing the Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1905. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905.
  6. [S2443] Ada Conger Illness and 1906 Wisconsin Death, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Saturday, 5 May 1906, page 1, under the headline "Consumption is Fatal", Mrs. Ada Conger, wife of Lynn A. Conger of 208 Central Avenue, passed away Friday afternoon (4 May 1906) at her home at age over 44 after a long illness of consumption; had been confined to her bed for the last fifteen weeks, the disease making rapid progress in the final month; born in Lima, Wisconsin on October 14, 1861, survived by husband, daughter, Myrtle, and two sons, Robert and Roy, all of Oshkosh, funeral and burial in Oxford, Wisconsin. Hereinafter cited as Ada Conger Illness and 1906 Wisconsin Death.
  7. [S2445] Ada Conger's Funeral and 1906 Wisconsin Burial, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Wednesday, 9 May 1906, page 4, under the headline "Mrs. Conger's Funeral", her remains taken to Oxford, Wisconsin on Monday May 7 for interment; a short service was held at the home on Sunday afternoon, Reverend L. L. Hammitt, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating, large attendance of friends; character of Mrs. Conger was one of beauty and her passing away will be deeply mourned; she was always kindly and patient, although she had been afflicted for years and had suffered greatly; her last hours were passed in peace and quiet. Hereinafter cited as Ada Conger's Funeral and 1906 Wisconsin Burial.
  8. [S2444] American Lung Association Blog: How We Conquered Consumption, online at https://www.lung.org/blog/how-we-conquered-consumption, dated 1 January 2016. Hereinafter cited as American Lung Association Blog: How We Conquered Consumption.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eva M. (Appleyard) Conger, Memorial# 11264887.
  10. [S2090] Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Lincoln A Conger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, age 47, his second marriage, born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, son of Allen Conger and Jane Gordan, married Eva (Appleyard) Baer of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, age 30, her second marriage, born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, daughter of Fred N Appleyard and Ella Thomas, married on 14 September 1908 in Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, USA, record# 302, citing Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, MI, USA, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Film# 96, "1908 Lapeer-1908 Schoolcraft". Hereinafter cited as Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  11. [S2441] Myrtle A. Conger and Frederick George Appleyard 1908 Wisconsin Marriage, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Thursday, 5 March 1908, page 1, at the home of the bride's father, L. A. Conger, 208 Central Avenue, Myrtle A. Conger and Frederick George Appleyard, both of Oshkosh, were married on Wednesday evening (4 March 1908) by the Reverend G. E. Farnam of the Plymouth Congregational Church; about thirty guests were present and following the ceremony an elaborate repast was served at 202 Central Avenue where the young couple will make their future home; the two houses are adjacent. Hereinafter cited as Myrtle A. Conger and Frederick George Appleyard 1908 Wisconsin Marriage.
  12. [S2446] Lincoln A. Conger 1929 Wisconsin Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Saturday, 4 May 1929, page 3, under the headline, "Lincoln A. Conger, Who Served Several Years as Supervisor, Passes Away", former member of the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors, died Friday evening at his home at 761 Main Street as a result of a complication of diseases, had been in ill health for two years; born October 6, 1860 at Oxford, Wisconsin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Conger, married Miss Eva Appleyard of Oshkosh; survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Fred Appleyard, and one son, "Ray" Conger of Minneapolis, one sister, Mrs. Eli McNutt of Oxford, and four grandchildren; another headline: Served Fifteenth Ward", Mr. Conger represented the Fifteenth Ward since its formation when the city was redistricted about five years ago; he had not sought reelection at the spring election because of ill health; interment at Ellenwood Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Lincoln A. Conger 1929 Wisconsin Obituary.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Myrtle A. (Conger) Appleyard, Memorial# 11248676.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Infant Conger, Memorial# 183320872.

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 (Summerlin, Nevada).
  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 US 1850*23 September 1850Elizabeth and Lucien West Conger were enumerated 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 US 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 (Summerlin, Nevada).
  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, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled 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 United States 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, Summerlin, Nevada. 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 United States 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.

Lucy Minerva Conger1

b. 22 January 1875
Father*Arthur Willis Conger b. 20 Jun 1851
Mother*Ella Chase b. 30 Mar 1856
Birth*22 January 1875Lucy Minerva Conger was born on 22 January 1875.1
(Granddaughter) Relocation12 April 1878Lucy moved with her parents and grandparents to Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico, in 1878.2,3,4
Marriage*She married Edwin Porter May.1
No Issue*The couple had no children.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. [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."
  3. [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."
  4. [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."

Moore Conger1

b. 22 May 1819, d. 8 November 1890
Birth*22 May 1819Moore Conger was born on 22 May 1819.1,2
Marriage*23 June 1838He married Jane Wager on 23 June 1838.1,2
Death*8 November 1890He died on 8 November 1890 at age 71.2

Family

Jane Wager b. 2 Mar 1820
Child1.Silas Wright Conger+1 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895

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. [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 19. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Myrtle A. Conger1

b. 16 March 1884, d. 9 January 1964
Father*Lincoln Allen Conger1,2 b. 6 Oct 1860, d. 3 May 1929
Mother*Ada Adele Card1,3 b. 14 Oct 1861, d. 4 May 1906
Birth*16 March 1884Myrtle A. Conger was born on 16 March 1884 in Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin.1
(Daughter) Census US 19009 June 1900Myrtle A. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 9 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin. She was 16 years old, at school, and had attended school for 9 months of the census year.4
(Daughter) Census State WI 19051 June 1905Myrtle was listed on the 1905 Wisconsin State census taken on 1 June 1905 in the household of her parents in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. She was 21 years old.5
(Daughter) Death4 May 1906Her mother died in the family's home at 208 Central Avenue, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, on 4 May 1906 at age 44, after a long illness of consumption. She had been confined to her bed for the last fifteen weeks, the disease making rapid progress in the final month.3,6,7,8
(Daughter) Historical Note Consumption, more commonly known as tuberculosis, is a disease caused by bacteria that usually attacks the lungs, and at the turn of the 20th century, was the leading cause of death in the United States.8
(Daughter) Funeral6 May 1906 On Sunday afternoon, 6 May 1906, a short service was held for her mother at the Conger home in Oshkosh for a large attendance of friends. The Reverend L. L. Hammitt, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. The character of Mrs. Conger was described as one of beauty, and it was acknowledged that her passing away would be deeply mourned. She was always kindly and patient, although she had been afflicted for years, and had suffered greatly. Her last hours were passed in peace and quiet.7
Marriage*4 March 1908She married Frederick George Appleyard, son of Frederick N. Appleyard and Henrietta Thomas, on 4 March 1908 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. They were married in the home of the bride's father at 208 Central Avenue by the Reverend G. E. Farnam of the Plymouth Congregational Church. The newspaper account of the wedding reported that about thirty guests were present and following the ceremony an elaborate repast was served at 202 Central Avenue where the young couple will make their future home. The newspaper added that the two residences, which are adjacent, were prettily decorated.

Six months after his daughter's marriage, Myrtle's widowed father, Lincoln Allen Conger, married Frederick's widowed sister, Eva May (Appleyard) Baer.9,1,10,11
Death*9 January 1964She died on 9 January 1964 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, at age 791
Burial* and was buried in Ellenwood Cemetery, Oshkosh.1

Family

Frederick George Appleyard b. 2 Apr 1883, d. 18 Dec 1971

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Myrtle A. (Conger) Appleyard, Memorial# 11248676. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lincoln Allen Conger, Memorial# 11264889.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ada Adele (Card) Conger, Memorial# 183320858.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lynn and Ada A. Conger, Year: 1900; Census Place: Oxford, Marquette, Wisconsin; Roll: 1799; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0097; FHL microfilm: 1241799. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2440] Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Lynn and "Edith" Conger, in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, referencing the Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1905. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905.
  6. [S2443] Ada Conger Illness and 1906 Wisconsin Death, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Saturday, 5 May 1906, page 1, under the headline "Consumption is Fatal", Mrs. Ada Conger, wife of Lynn A. Conger of 208 Central Avenue, passed away Friday afternoon (4 May 1906) at her home at age over 44 after a long illness of consumption; had been confined to her bed for the last fifteen weeks, the disease making rapid progress in the final month; born in Lima, Wisconsin on October 14, 1861, survived by husband, daughter, Myrtle, and two sons, Robert and Roy, all of Oshkosh, funeral and burial in Oxford, Wisconsin. Hereinafter cited as Ada Conger Illness and 1906 Wisconsin Death.
  7. [S2445] Ada Conger's Funeral and 1906 Wisconsin Burial, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Wednesday, 9 May 1906, page 4, under the headline "Mrs. Conger's Funeral", her remains taken to Oxford, Wisconsin on Monday May 7 for interment; a short service was held at the home on Sunday afternoon, Reverend L. L. Hammitt, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating, large attendance of friends; character of Mrs. Conger was one of beauty and her passing away will be deeply mourned; she was always kindly and patient, although she had been afflicted for years and had suffered greatly; her last hours were passed in peace and quiet. Hereinafter cited as Ada Conger's Funeral and 1906 Wisconsin Burial.
  8. [S2444] American Lung Association Blog: How We Conquered Consumption, online at https://www.lung.org/blog/how-we-conquered-consumption, dated 1 January 2016. Hereinafter cited as American Lung Association Blog: How We Conquered Consumption.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frederick George Appleyard, Memorial# 11248666.
  10. [S2441] Myrtle A. Conger and Frederick George Appleyard 1908 Wisconsin Marriage, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Thursday, 5 March 1908, page 1, at the home of the bride's father, L. A. Conger, 208 Central Avenue, Myrtle A. Conger and Frederick George Appleyard, both of Oshkosh, were married on Wednesday evening (4 March 1908) by the Reverend G. E. Farnam of the Plymouth Congregational Church; about thirty guests were present and following the ceremony an elaborate repast was served at 202 Central Avenue where the young couple will make their future home; the two houses are adjacent. Hereinafter cited as Myrtle A. Conger and Frederick George Appleyard 1908 Wisconsin Marriage.
  11. [S2090] Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Lincoln A Conger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, age 47, his second marriage, born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, son of Allen Conger and Jane Gordan, married Eva (Appleyard) Baer of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, age 30, her second marriage, born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, daughter of Fred N Appleyard and Ella Thomas, married on 14 September 1908 in Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, USA, record# 302, citing Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, MI, USA, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Film# 96, "1908 Lapeer-1908 Schoolcraft". Hereinafter cited as Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952.

Myrtle Gertrude Conger1

b. 14 July 1867
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 Will M. Northrup.1
Birth*14 July 1867Myrtle Gertrude Conger was born on 14 July 1867.1,2

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. [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, noting her year of birth as 1857, which is believed to be an error. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.

Robert L. Conger1

b. March 1882
Father*Lincoln Allen Conger1 b. 6 Oct 1860, d. 3 May 1929
Mother*Ada Adele Card1 b. 14 Oct 1861, d. 4 May 1906
Birth*March 1882Robert L. Conger was born in March 1882 in Wisconsin.1
(Son) Census US 19009 June 1900Robert L. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 9 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin. He was 18 years old, at school, and had attended school for 9 months of the census year.1
(Son) Census State WI 19051 June 1905Robert was listed on the 1905 Wisconsin State census taken on 1 June 1905 in the household of his parents in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. He was 22 years of age, worked as a house painter, and had worked 8 months of the census year.2
(Son) Death4 May 1906His mother died in the family's home at 208 Central Avenue, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, on 4 May 1906 at age 44, after a long illness of consumption. She had been confined to her bed for the last fifteen weeks, the disease making rapid progress in the final month.3,4,5,6
(Son) Historical Note Consumption, more commonly known as tuberculosis, is a disease caused by bacteria that usually attacks the lungs, and at the turn of the 20th century, was the leading cause of death in the United States.6
(Son) Funeral6 May 1906 On Sunday afternoon, 6 May 1906, a short service was held for his mother at the Conger home in Oshkosh for a large attendance of friends. The Reverend L. L. Hammitt, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. The character of Mrs. Conger was described as one of beauty, and it was acknowledged that her passing away would be deeply mourned. She was always kindly and patient, although she had been afflicted for years, and had suffered greatly. Her last hours were passed in peace and quiet.5

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lynn and Ada A. Conger, Year: 1900; Census Place: Oxford, Marquette, Wisconsin; Roll: 1799; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0097; FHL microfilm: 1241799. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2440] Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Lynn and "Edith" Conger, in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, referencing the Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1905. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ada Adele (Card) Conger, Memorial# 183320858. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S2443] Ada Conger Illness and 1906 Wisconsin Death, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Saturday, 5 May 1906, page 1, under the headline "Consumption is Fatal", Mrs. Ada Conger, wife of Lynn A. Conger of 208 Central Avenue, passed away Friday afternoon (4 May 1906) at her home at age over 44 after a long illness of consumption; had been confined to her bed for the last fifteen weeks, the disease making rapid progress in the final month; born in Lima, Wisconsin on October 14, 1861, survived by husband, daughter, Myrtle, and two sons, Robert and Roy, all of Oshkosh, funeral and burial in Oxford, Wisconsin. Hereinafter cited as Ada Conger Illness and 1906 Wisconsin Death.
  5. [S2445] Ada Conger's Funeral and 1906 Wisconsin Burial, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Wednesday, 9 May 1906, page 4, under the headline "Mrs. Conger's Funeral", her remains taken to Oxford, Wisconsin on Monday May 7 for interment; a short service was held at the home on Sunday afternoon, Reverend L. L. Hammitt, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating, large attendance of friends; character of Mrs. Conger was one of beauty and her passing away will be deeply mourned; she was always kindly and patient, although she had been afflicted for years and had suffered greatly; her last hours were passed in peace and quiet. Hereinafter cited as Ada Conger's Funeral and 1906 Wisconsin Burial.
  6. [S2444] American Lung Association Blog: How We Conquered Consumption, online at https://www.lung.org/blog/how-we-conquered-consumption, dated 1 January 2016. Hereinafter cited as American Lung Association Blog: How We Conquered Consumption.

Roy Uzziah Conger1

b. 6 February 1873, d. circa 1934
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*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Louisa Agnes Shove1 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Birth*6 February 1873Roy Uzziah Conger was born on 6 February 1873 in Oneida, Knox County, Illinois.1
(Son) Relocation12 April 1878 Within a few years of Roy's birth, his father's health began to fail. Thinking that a change in climate might help, his parents moved their family to New Mexico in 1877. His sister Alice, who was 7 years old, wrote later that she had only a dim recollection of the long journey. 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 1878.2,3,4
Marriage*He married Grace Fitz.1,5
No Issue*They had no children.5
Death*circa 1934He died circa 1934.1

Family

Grace Fitz

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. [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."
  3. [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."
  4. [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."
  5. [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 (Summerlin, Nevada).

Royal C. Conger1

b. 14 July 1886, d. 7 April 1967
Father*Lincoln Allen Conger2,1 b. 6 Oct 1860, d. 3 May 1929
Mother*Ada Adele Card3,1 b. 14 Oct 1861, d. 4 May 1906
Birth*14 July 1886Royal C. Conger was born on 14 July 1886 in Marquette County, Wisconsin.4,5
Name VariationHis full name was usually reported as Roy Carl Conger.6
Name VariationHe was called Roy.1
(Son) Census US 19009 June 1900Royal C. was enumerated with the middle initial "H" on the 1900 census taken on 9 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin. He was 13 years old, at school, and had attended school for 9 months of the census year.7
(Son) Census State WI 19051 June 1905Roy was listed on the 1905 Wisconsin State census taken on 1 June 1905 in the household of his parents in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. He was 18 years old, worked as a day laborer, and had worked 12 months of the census year.8
(Son) Death4 May 1906His mother died in the family's home at 208 Central Avenue, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, on 4 May 1906 at age 44, after a long illness of consumption. She had been confined to her bed for the last fifteen weeks, the disease making rapid progress in the final month.3,9,10,11
(Son) Historical Note Consumption, more commonly known as tuberculosis, is a disease caused by bacteria that usually attacks the lungs, and at the turn of the 20th century, was the leading cause of death in the United States.11
(Son) Funeral6 May 1906 On Sunday afternoon, 6 May 1906, a short service was held for his mother at the Conger home in Oshkosh for a large attendance of friends. The Reverend L. L. Hammitt, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. The character of Mrs. Conger was described as one of beauty, and it was acknowledged that her passing away would be deeply mourned. She was always kindly and patient, although she had been afflicted for years, and had suffered greatly. Her last hours were passed in peace and quiet.10
Marriage*He married, as her second husband, Hazel Mae Gaston, daughter of Clarence G. Gaston and Effie J. Smith.1,12
Draft Registration*12 September 1918Roy Carl Conger completed his World War I Draft Registration Card on 12 September 1918 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. His home address was reported as 3531 Fremont Avenue North, Minneapolis, and he was employed as a painter for the Chicago Bakery. His physical build was described medium, and he was of medium height, with dark brown hair and blue eyes. His wife, Hazel M. Conger, at the same address, was recorded as his next of kin.6
Voter Registration*1950Roy C. Conger, Mrs. Hazel M. Conger, Donald G. Conger and Mrs. Mary V. Conger, all of 1548 9th Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, were registered to vote in 1950 at Santa Monica City Precinct No. 55, and all were registered as Democrats.13
(Husband) Death30 March 1965Roy became a widower when Hazel M. Conger died on her birthday, 30 March 1965, at age 77.12
Death*7 April 1967He died on 7 April 1967 in Los Angeles County, California, at age 801
Burial* and was buried in Section 17, Lot 71, A, of the Conger family plot, near his wife and with a shared headstone, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County.1,12

Family

Hazel Mae Gaston b. 30 Mar 1888, d. 30 Mar 1965
Children1.Jack Leroy Conger14 b. 30 Jan 1918, d. 22 Mar 1957
2.Donald G. Conger+15 b. 1921, d. 9 Dec 1966

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Royal C “Roy” Conger, Memorial# 50161706. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lincoln Allen Conger, Memorial# 11264889.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ada Adele (Card) Conger, Memorial# 183320858.
  4. [S2438] Wisconsin, U.S., Birth Index, 1808-1907, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Roy C Conger on 14 July 1886 in Marquette County, Wisconsin, USA, referencing reel# D0007, record# 015426. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., Birth Index, 1808-1907.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Royal C “Roy” Conger, Memorial# 50161706, his date of birth recorded as 14 July 1885.
  6. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, draft registration card dated 12 September 1918 for Roy Carl Conger, age 33, born on 14 July 1885, residence in 1917-1918 at 3531 Fremont North, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA, employed as a painter for the Chicago Bakery, wife's name Hazel Conger; his physical build was medium, height was medium, hair was dark brown, eyes were blue, referencing U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Hennepin, Minnesota. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  7. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lynn and Ada A. Conger, Year: 1900; Census Place: Oxford, Marquette, Wisconsin; Roll: 1799; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0097; FHL microfilm: 1241799. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2440] Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Lynn and "Edith" Conger, in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, referencing the Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1905. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., State Censuses, 1855-1905.
  9. [S2443] Ada Conger Illness and 1906 Wisconsin Death, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Saturday, 5 May 1906, page 1, under the headline "Consumption is Fatal", Mrs. Ada Conger, wife of Lynn A. Conger of 208 Central Avenue, passed away Friday afternoon (4 May 1906) at her home at age over 44 after a long illness of consumption; had been confined to her bed for the last fifteen weeks, the disease making rapid progress in the final month; born in Lima, Wisconsin on October 14, 1861, survived by husband, daughter, Myrtle, and two sons, Robert and Roy, all of Oshkosh, funeral and burial in Oxford, Wisconsin. Hereinafter cited as Ada Conger Illness and 1906 Wisconsin Death.
  10. [S2445] Ada Conger's Funeral and 1906 Wisconsin Burial, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Oshkosh Northwestern, (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Wednesday, 9 May 1906, page 4, under the headline "Mrs. Conger's Funeral", her remains taken to Oxford, Wisconsin on Monday May 7 for interment; a short service was held at the home on Sunday afternoon, Reverend L. L. Hammitt, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating, large attendance of friends; character of Mrs. Conger was one of beauty and her passing away will be deeply mourned; she was always kindly and patient, although she had been afflicted for years and had suffered greatly; her last hours were passed in peace and quiet. Hereinafter cited as Ada Conger's Funeral and 1906 Wisconsin Burial.
  11. [S2444] American Lung Association Blog: How We Conquered Consumption, online at https://www.lung.org/blog/how-we-conquered-consumption, dated 1 January 2016. Hereinafter cited as American Lung Association Blog: How We Conquered Consumption.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hazel Mae (Gaston) Conger, Memorial# 50161742.
  13. [S2184] California, U.S., Voter Registrations, 1900-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, voter registrations in 1950 for Roy C Conger, Mrs. Hazel M. Conger, Donald G. Conger and Mrs. Mary V. Conger, all at 1548 9th St, Santa Monica City, Precinct No. 55, Los Angeles County, California, USA, all registered as Democrats, referencing California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968. Hereinafter cited as California, U.S., Voter Registrations, 1900-1968.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jack Leroy Conger, Memorial# 50161989.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Donald G Conger, Memorial# 113907134.

Silas Wright Conger1,2

b. 28 January 1840, d. 10 May 1895
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Moore Conger1 b. 22 May 1819, d. 8 Nov 1890
Mother*Jane Wager1 b. 2 Mar 1820
Birth*28 January 1840Silas Wright Conger was born on 28 January 1840 in Canada.1
Marriage*4 February 1863He married Nancy Turner on 4 February 1863.1,3
(Husband) Death29 May 1864Silas became a widower when Nancy (Turner) Conger died on 29 May 1864.1,3
Marriage*5 September 1866He married Emma Nancy Hacker Conger, daughter of Lucien West Conger and Elizabeth Everett Brown, on 5 September 1866.1
Death*10 May 1895He died on 10 May 1895 at age 55.1

Family 1

Nancy Turner b. 23 Jul 1844, d. 29 May 1864
Child1.James Stewart Conger1 b. 10 Feb 1864, d. 7 Aug 1864

Family 2

Emma Nancy Hacker Conger b. 5 Sep 1846
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. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, pages 366 and 469. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  3. [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 20. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.

Uzziah Conger1

b. 22 August 1789, d. 13 March 1864
Uzziah Conger
Father*James Conger2 b. 11 Jan 1760, d. 11 Nov 1813
Mother*Elizabeth McNab b. 1769, d. 17 Feb 1805
Birth*22 August 1789"Grandma Conger's Interview Notes" reported his birth place as New York, New York, and the Conger Family sources recorded that Uzziah Conger was born on 22 August 1789 in Heidleburg, Albany County, New York.1,2,3
Marriage*14 February 1813He married Hannah West, daughter of John West and Sarah (Sallie) Woodcock, on 14 February 1813.1,2,4,3
Death*13 March 1864"Grandma Conger's Interview Notes" reported his year of death as 1861, and the Conger Family sources recorded that Uzziah Conger died on 13 March 1864 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, at age 74.3,2,1

Family

Hannah West b. 31 Dec 1794, d. 20 May 1880
Children1.Lorentus Everett Conger+1 b. 27 Jul 1814, d. 13 May 1873
2.Lucien West Conger+1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
3.Crayton Hall Conger+1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
4.John Newton Conger+2 b. 21 Oct 1830, d. 16 Mar 1903

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 (Summerlin, Nevada).
  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.
  4. [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."

Bedelia Connell1

b. 1847
Birth*1847Bedelia Connell was born about 1847.1
Name VariationShe was called Delia.2
Marriage*19 September 1866She married George M. Whitney on 19 September 1866 in Buchanan County, Iowa.1
Census US 1880*23 June 1880Delia and George M. Whitney were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 22 and 23 June 1880 in Cresswell, Cowley County, Kansas. George was 36 years of age and a farmer, and Delia was 33 years of age and keeping house. Enumerated with them was their daughter, Lida, who was 10 years old and had attended school within the census year.2

Family

George M. Whitney b. 1844
Child1.Lida Whitney1,2 b. 14 Jun 1870, d. 3 Jun 1958

Citations

  1. [S1508] Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George M. Whitney and Bedelia Connell on 19 September 1866 in Buchanan, Iowa, citing FHL Film# 1024827. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Geroge M. and Delia Whiney, Year: 1880; Census Place: Cresswell, Cowley, Kansas; Roll: 377; Page: 495B; Enumeration District: 172. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Catherine Connolly1

b. 24 February 1805, d. circa 1875
Birth*24 February 1805Catherine Connolly was born on 24 February 1805 in County Monaghan, Ireland.2,3
Marriage*1825She married Owen Courtney in 1825 in Donaghmoyne, County Monaghan, Ireland.4,1,2,3
Name-SpellingsIn both Ireland and in New York after the family immigrated, the COURTNEY surname was also pronounced and spelled CALLEN.4
Immigration*13 September 1847Catherine and Owen Courtney arrived in New York City on the ship "Garrick" on 13 September 1847. Their five children, including Bridget, Edward, Catherine, George and Michael, were with them.1,4,5
Residence* The family settled first in North Hudson, Essex County, New York.1,5,4
Relocation*Following the deaths of her husband and her youngest child, Catherine (Connolly) Courtney relocated with her remaining five children to Oneida, Knox County, Illinois.1,5
(Wife) Death29 June 1873Catherine became a widow when Owen Callen died on 29 June 1873.4,2
Death*circa 1875She died circa 18751
Burial* and was probably buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, East Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.1

Family

Owen Courtney b. 1805, d. 29 Jun 1873
Children1.Ann Courtney+2,6 b. 1827, d. 19 Nov 1886
2.Bridget Courtney1,7 b. Jan 1833
3.Edward Charles Courtney+1,5 b. 1836, d. 1878
4.Catherine Courtney+8,1 b. 25 May 1838
5.George W. Courtney+1,9 b. 6 Apr 1840, d. 20 Oct 1891
6.Michael Lewis Courtney+10,1 b. 6 Jun 1842, d. 16 Jul 1886

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (Connolly) Courtney, Memorial# 81680712, information created by Stan Courtney. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S955] Stan Courtney, "E-Mail from Stan Courtney," e-mail message from e-mail address to LHB, 08 December 2011, follow-up email dated 03 December 2016. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail from Stan Courtney."
  3. [S1553] Courtney Family Tree, researched and presented by Stan Courtney, online at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/71124728/family, Ann Courtney, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/71124728/person/46233381189/…. Hereinafter cited as Courtney Family Tree.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Owen Callen, Memorial# 81680584, information created by Stan Courtney.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edward Charles Courtney, Memorial# 81679567, information created by Stan Courtney.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ann (Courtney) McConnell, Memorial# 156908666, information created by Stan Courtney.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Bridget Ann (Courtney) Dempsey, Memorial# 91906177, information created by Stan Courtney.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catharine Courtney Faulds, Memorial# 82349989, information created by Stan Courtney.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George W. Courtney, Memorial# 18096205, information maintained by Stan Courtney.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Major Michael Lewis Courtney, Memorial# 81621898, information created by Stan Courtney.