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CONARD, William H. 1887-1917


Posted By: Juanita Conard Larson (email)
Date: 12/6/2015 at 18:19:51

William Henry Conard, died 17 Sept. 1917, buried 20 Sept. 1917
Funeral services will be held Thursday
The death of Wm. H. Conard, Monday morning at 9:20 o'clock was a shock to our city. He came in from work the previous Wednesday not feeling well, but nothing serious was anticipated. Common remedies were resorted to and he passed a comfortable night. A physician was called Thursday and the case was discovered to be some form of auto-poisoning and yet serious results were not then feared. The case was complicated by tonsillitis and articular rheumatism. About noon Sunday Mr. Conard's condition changed for the worse and death ensued the next morning as stated above.
Mr. Conard was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Conard. He was born in Blaine township, Sept. 3, 1887. From early boyhood he was raised in Ida Grove, attending our schools, beginning life's work and serving some time as a rural mail carrier.
In 1911 he was married to Miss Honor Jarrett, who with two children, Henry Jarrett and Wm. Homer, survives him, one little girl, Mary Margaret, passing away last winter.
Returning from Maryland to the west, Mr. Conard engaged in the grocery business, which he followed for nearly five years, selling out last April and coming to Ida Grove, where he has made his home, gathering around many new friends to add to the list of those formed in the years of boyhood and young manhood.
Besides his immediate family Mr. Conard leaves his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Conard, his two brothers, Morris, a farmer in Silver Creek township, and Raymond P., who is a member of the Field Hospital corps No. 1, Ft. Still, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jarrett, Mrs. Conard's parents and his uncle, Dillon Price.
Mr. Conard was a very highly respected young man. He was a member of the Methodist church and had been serving as secretary of the Epworth league until he was elected president, in which office he was just beginning active service. Industrious, steady, obliging, kind and friendly, he leaves an honorable record of helpful Christian living and though he has departed this life in its early promise, he has left a record of usefulness.
The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church and will be conducted by his brother-in-law, Dr. Frank E. Day of Ottumwa, who, with his wife, a sister of Mrs. Conard, is here. His pastor, Dr. Pierce, and Revs. Funk and Cunningham will assist. The casket will be taken to the church an hour before the service and from 1:30 friends may view the remains in the east parlor of the church.------Era unknown date


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