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Lloyd Conway (1906)

COATE, CONWAY, CRAVEN, EDGINGTON, ROWE

Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 12/8/2009 at 19:51:58

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, August 17, 1906
Page 1

LLOYD CONWAY Dead

Lloyd Conway, one of the most prominent and wealthiest men of Grand River township, fell dead with heart disease in California last week on August 9th.

The body was brought to his home near Macksburg and the funeral occurred Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Conway had gone to California nearly a year ago for the benefit of Mrs. Conway's health. Mr. Conway had not been ill at all and his death was a great shock to his hundreds of friends in the county. He had never taken medicine in all his life and his vigor and energy were matters of comment.

He was one of the largest land owners in the county and one of its best stock breeders. He was for several years a county supervisor and made one of the best the county ever had.

The funeral which was held at West Branch church was attended by hundreds. His wife and several children survive him.
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The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, August 16, 1906
Page 2

Macksburg

The people of this community were greatly shocked to learn that Lloyd Conway had died in California last Thursday forenoon. Mr. Conway has been a prominent farmer and stockman here. He had been in California where he had gone for the benefit of his wife’s health since last fall. The remains were brought back here for burial and interred in the West Branch cemetery near the Conway home.
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The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, August 16, 1906
Page 4

Local News

Lloyd Conway, one of the most well known farmers and stockmen of Madison county, died at Orange, California on last Friday and the remains were brought home and interred in the West Branch cemetery, near the Conway homestead in Grand River township on Tuesday. Mr. Conway went to California last year in hopes of benefitting his wife’s health. No further particulars are obtainable at this time but we hope to give a more detailed account of his life next week.
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The Winterset Madisonian
Thursday, August 23, 1906
Page 1

A USEFUL LIFE IS ENDED

Brief Sketch of the Life of Lloyd N. Conway, A Prominent Citizen of Madison County.

Lloyd N. Conway, the subject of this sketch was born in Miami county, Ohio, May 20, 1842. Died at Orange, California, August 9, 1906, at the age of 64 years, 2 months and 19 days. In 1859 he removed to Marshall county, this state and ten years later moved to Madison county, Iowa, where he continued to make his home until removed by death.

In 1861 he was united in marriage to Susannah W. Coate, who with seven children survive the husband and father, two children having died in infancy. The surviving children are: L. A. and Glen W. Conway, Cora L. and Susie Conway, and Mrs. Emma Craven, all of this county; Mrs. Mamie Rowe of Bloomfield, Ia., Mrs. Hattie Edgington of Afton, and Carl of Orange, Cal.

He enlisted in the Union army September 18, 1861, as a member of company B, Eleventh Iowa Infantry. He rendered his country valiant service, serving until disabled by the loss of a limb. At the battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, he left an arm on the battlefield, a heroic testimonial to his zeal in fighting for the defense of his country.

For thirty-six years he resided in Grand River township, Madison county. He contributed much to the welfare of that community. He was an extensive farmer and stockman and as a member of the Board of Supervisors earned the respect of the people of all parties by reason of his sound judgment and fidelity to the people whom he represented.

In his home life, he was ----- and indulgent to his family, cheerful and helpful to his friends and neighbors. In the fall of 1905 he with his wife and two youngest children went to Orange, California, in hopes of benefiting Mrs. Conway’s health. He enjoyed apparent good health until a short time ago when he suffered an attack of pleurisy, which followed by heart failure, terminated his life.

Mrs. Conway, her son Carl and daughter Susie accompanied the remains back to the old home where the funeral service was held on Tuesday the 14th at 2 p.m. from the West Branch church. Rev. C. E. Trueblood assisted by Rev. Hiram Pierce conducted the services. The local chapters of the G.A.R., the W.R.C. and the I.O.O.F. were present to participate in the last sad rites and a vast concourse of friends and neighbors were present to pay the last tribute of respect to the one whom they honored and loved.

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