Samuel Worth Conard

M, b. 22 February 1872
     Samuel Worth Conard was born on 22 February 1872 at Virginia. He was the son of Marion Francis Conard and Mary Elizabeth Bridges.

Thornton French Conard

M, b. 8 February 1914, d. 18 January 1989
     Thornton French Conard was born on 8 February 1914 at Linnville, Licking Co., OH. He married Cathryn Lucille Tower, daughter of Roscoe Conkling Tower and Ella May Colville, on 17 November 1937 at Licking Co., OH. Thornton French Conard died on 18 January 1989 at Newark, Licking Co., OH, at age 74. He was buried in January 1989 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Alexandria, Licking Co., OH, Findagrave #17831990.

Children of Thornton French Conard and Cathryn Lucille Tower

William Thomas Conard

M, b. 4 July 1864, d. 8 July 1920
     William Thomas Conard was born on 4 July 1864 at Virginia. He was the son of Marion Francis Conard and Mary Elizabeth Bridges. William Thomas Conard married Lydia Elizabeth Frances Phillips, daughter of George W. Phillips and Eliza (?), on 8 July 1887. William Thomas Conard died on 8 July 1920 at Monmouth, Warren Co., IL, at age 56.

Children of William Thomas Conard and Lydia Elizabeth Frances Phillips

Conard

M, b. circa 1900
     Conard was born circa 1900. He died at Rockingham Co., VA, Died in infancy. He was the son of Joseph Atwell Conard and Ada Florence Wilt.

(?) Conaway

M
     (?) Conaway was born; Possibly Paul Clark Conaway, son of Carl and Estelle (Bersly) Conaway, born 3 JAN 1939, died 24 SEP 2007, buried at Richmond, Ray County, MO.

Betty Jane Conaway

F, b. 28 November 1932, d. 24 November 2020
     Betty Jane Conaway was born on 28 November 1932 at Westminster, Carroll Co., MD. She was the daughter of Guy Buell Conaway and Agnes R. Rickell. Betty Jane Conaway married Joseph Bernard Shaum, son of Francis E. Shaum and Helen Elizabeth Wisotzkey, on 27 November 1952 at Westminster, Carroll Co., MD,

The News; Frederick, Maryland; Friday, December 5, 1952; Page 3 (Newspapers.com):

Shaum -- Conway

WESTMINSTER -- At a nuptial mass in Saint John's church, Westminster, Thanksgiving morning Miss Betty Jane Conway (sic), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stephen Penn, Warfieldsburg, became the bride of Joseph Bernard Shaum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Shaum, Taneytown. Rev. David W. Shaum, a member of the faculty of Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, brother of the bridegroom performed the ceremony and was the celebrant of the nuptial mass. The altar was decorated with white and gold pompons, palms, ferns and lighted tapers.

The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, James F. Burke, Taneytown. The bride's attire was a fitted gown of Chantilly lace, long sleeves with train. The veil was of illusion falling from a juliet cap of Chantilly lace. Her flowers were white roses and stephanotis with detachable white orchid and robbon streamers.

The matron of honor, Mrs. Nick Donatelli, Hanover, sister of the bridegroom, wore blue net with lace and carried yellow daisy-like pompons. Miss Dorothy Kemper, Westminster, wearing peach net over taffeta and carrying orchid pompons, and Miss Alice Deardorff, Westminster, attired in Lavender net over taffeta and carrying yellow poms served as bridesmaids.

Frank Shaum, brother of the bridegroom, Taneytown, acted as best man. Nick Donatelli, Hanover, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, and Edward Sell, Taneytown, served as ushers. Georgia Elaine Easton, cousin of the bride was flower girl. She was gowned in light green net over taffeta, and carried a bouquet of mixed pompons. Walter Halter, Taneytown, was ring bearer.

Saint John's Church choir sang the music of the mass under the direction of F. Kale Mathias. Martin W. Diffendale, orgainst, presided at the console and presented a recital immediately preceding the ceremony. Mrs. Betty Mathias, soloist, sang. Timothy Dunn chanted the proper of the mass. Eugene Rickell, Frederick, and Ralph Close, Westminster, cousin of the bride, served the mass. The Rev. James Dwyer, pastor of St. John's church was present in the sanctuary.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Charles Carroll Hotel. Miss Conway is a graduate of the Westminster High school class of 1951, and is employed by the Ritchie Associates Loan and Insurance company, Westminster. Mr. Shaum, a graduate of the Taneytown High School class of 1948, served for three and a half years in the air forece and is an employe of his father's meat market. The couple left on a wedding trip to Williamsburg, Va., and points south. The bride's traveling costume was a maroon suit, a light blue coat with black accessories and an orchid corsage. Upon their return the newlyweds will reside in Taneytown.


Note: Newspaper articles:

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 26 November 1938; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Rickell, Mrs. Charles Rickell, Sr., Miss Betty Jane Conaway, this place, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rickell, Frederick.


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 17 May 1941; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

First Communion For Children At St. John's

Last Sunday in St. John's Catholic Parish, was memorable for two reasons - the first Communion Day for the little children of the Parish. and also the day of the annual May Procession honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Nineteen children of the second grade of St. John's school made their first Communion. The school sisters of Notre Dame teach in the school where Sister Mary Paul is principal. The first communicants were trained by Sister Mary Josiah. Besides the nineteen making their first Communion, some twenty-two flower girls and boys from the first grade accompanied the children to the alter and acted as guards of honor. The first communicants were: ....... [included Betty Jane Conaway] ......


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 15 Jun 1944; Page 6, column 1; (Newspapers.com):

Betty Jane Conaway, Warfieldsburg, is spending some time with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. James Burke, Taneytown.


The Frederick Post (Frederick, Maryland); Saturday,? ? August? ? 2, 1952; page 4, column 6; (Newspapers.com):

The engagement of Miss Betty Jane Conaway, Westminster R. D. 5, to Joseph Bernard Shaum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis F. Shaum, Taneytown, has been announced by her mother, Mrs. Frank Penn.

Betty Jane Conaway died on 24 November 2020 at Westminster, Carroll Co., MD, at age 87

Betty Jane Shaum, 87, of Westminster, MD, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. Born November 28, 1932 in Westminster, she was the daughter of the late Guy Conaway and the late Agnes (Rickell) Penn. She was the wife of the late Joseph Shaum, to whom she was married for 63 years. Joe passed in 2016.

Betty was raised by her grandparents, Charles and Mary Rickell. She was a graduate of Westminster High School. Before her marriage to Joe, she worked in the office at Bendix Corporation in Towson and then at Ritchie Finance. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Westminster and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Taneytown, where she was past vice-president of the Sodality. She was also a member of Hesson Snider American Legion Post #120 Auxiliary. Betty loved dancing with her late husband Joe at the American Legion on Friday evenings, and she enjoyed regularly playing Bingo at Brightview, where she resided in recent years. In a spirit of true volunteerism, Betty regularly worked at the polls during each election. When the idea for Carroll Hospital was first conceived, she served as co-chair of the Building Fund Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of the Carroll-Frederick Heart Association; organized with friends the first Democrat Club in Taneytown and served as the club's president the first two years of its existence; worked with the campaigns of many candidates, including that of former Governor, Harry Hughes; served as a greeter at the front desk of Carroll Hospital for 26 years; and chaired, along with her husband Joe, the Silvery Moon Ball, and Fashion Shows for Carroll Hospital Center for many years.

Surviving are son, Michael Shaum and wife Lorie of Iola, TX; daughter, Becky Rugemer and husband Max of Oakton, VA; granddaughter, Melissa Ann Shaum; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private mass for family members will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Taneytown with Father John F. Lesnick as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

She was buried in November 2020 at Saint Josephs Catholic Church Cemetery, Taneytown, Carroll Co., MD, Findagrave #219133344.

Guy Buell Conaway

M, b. 23 March 1898, d. 2 September 1987
     Guy Buell Conaway was born on 23 March 1898 at Winfield, Carroll Co., MD. He was the son of John William Conaway and Emily V. Franklin. Guy Buell Conaway married Agnes R. Rickell, daughter of Charles C. Rickell and Mary Ann Richter, on 13 November 1927 at District of Columbia, Guy remarried to Etta May Fleming (1897 - 1995) after APR 1940 and before 1952. Agnes later remarried to Frank Stephen Penn.
Note: Newspaper article - The News; Frederick, Maryland; Saturday, May 3, 1947; page 3 (Newspapers.com):

Society
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Conaway have returned to their home at Winfield after spending the winter in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Guy Buell Conaway died on 2 September 1987 at St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL, at age 89

Obituary -- The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 04 Sep 1987; Page 9; (Newspapers.com):

Guy B. Conaway

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Guy B. Conaway, 89, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Winfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1987, at Palms Pasadena Avenue Hospital in Florida.

Born in Carrol County, he was the son of the late J. William and Emma Franklin Conaway.

He was a member of Freedom Lodge 112 Ancient Free and Accepted masons.

Surviving are his wife, Etta M. Conaway; two grandchildren and two nephews.

The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Burrier Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, with the Rev. Richard G. Gray, pastor of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial services will be held by Freedom Lodge 112 A.F and A.M. of Sykesville Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was buried in September 1987 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Winfield, Carroll Co., MD, Findagrave #98989730.

Child of Guy Buell Conaway and Agnes R. Rickell

Jay Earl Conaway

M, b. 27 July 1890, d. 9 July 1955
     Jay Earl Conaway was born on 27 July 1890 at Winfield, Carroll Co., MD. He was the son of John William Conaway and Emily V. Franklin. Jay Earl Conaway married Amy Fleming, daughter of Otho Porter Fleming and Cordelia Verden Mullinex, circa 31 March 1916. Jay Earl Conaway lived at Winfield, Carroll Co., MD, lifelong resident.
Note: Newspaper articles:

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 15 Sep 1934; Page 7; (Newspapers.com):

Jay E. Conaway, George Conaway, Emil Swanson, Ernest Harrison, Charles Will, Edward Will and Chester Davies have returned home after enjoying a trip to the fair in Chicago.


Orphans Court - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 15 Jan 1937; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

Letters of administration on the estate of John William Conaway, were granted to Jay E. Conaway.


Orphans Court - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 11 Mar 1938; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

Jay E. Conaway, administrator of Emma V. Conaway, received warrant to appraise real estate and returned inventory of real estate.


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 20 May 1938; Page 7; (Newspapers.com):

Recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Conaway, were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Myers, Westminster, and Charles Wright, Baltimore.


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Monday, 29 Aug 1938; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):




The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 09 Jul 1955; Page 6; (Newspapers.com)

Carroll Land Transfers
The following real estate transfers have been recorded in the Circuit Court for Carroll County: ........[ included Jay E. Conaway and wife to Jay W. Conaway and wife, 11,818 sq. ft.] .......

He died on 9 July 1955 at Baltimore, MD, at age 64

OBITUARY - The Carroll County Times; July 14, 1955 (via Findagrave.com):

Jay E. Conaway, 64, well known retired merchant of Winfield, died Saturday morning, July 9, 1955, in Mercy Hospital. Baltimore, following a brief illnesa. Born in Winfield, he lived there his entire life. For a number of years he conducted a general merchandise store in Winfield with his brother, Guy Conaway. Mr. Conaway was a son of the late J. William and Emma V. Conaway. Surviving are his widow, Amy and three children, Mrs. Herald Myers. Westminster; Jay W. and Leroy Conaway, Winfield; a brother, Guy B. Conaway, St. Petersburg, Fla., and four grandchildren.


The News (Frederick, Maryland); Monday, 11 Jul 1955; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

J. E. Conaway Dies In Baltimore

Jay E. Conaway, well known retired merchant and native of Winfield, died Saturday morning at Mercy Hospital, Baltimore after a brief illness, aged 64 years.

A son of the late J. William and Emma V. Conaway. He was born in Winfield and lived his entire life there. For a number of years, in partnership with his brother, he operated a general store in his community.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Amy Conaway; three children, Mrs. Harold Myers, Westminster; Jay W. Conaway and LeRoy Conaway, both of Winfield; a brother, Guy B. Conaway, St. Petersburg, Florida; four grandchildren.

The body is at the funeral home near Winfield where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted there Tuesday 10:30 a.m. His former pastor, Rev. Raymond L. Mowbray, will officiate. Interment in Ebenezer Cemetery, Winfield. C. M. Waltz, funeral director.



The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Monday, 11 Jul 1955; Page 8; (Newspapers.com):

Jay E. Conaway

Jay E. Conaway, 64, well known retired merchant of Winfield, died Saturday morning, July 9, 1955, in Mercy Hospital. Baltimore, following a brief illness.? ? Born in Winfield, he lived there his entire life.? ? For a number of years he conducted a general merchandise store in Winfield with his brother, Guy Conaway.? ? Mr. Conaway was a son of the late J. William and Emma V. Conaway. Surviving are his widow, Amy and three children, Mrs. Harald Myers, Westminster; Jay W. and Leroy Conaway, Winfield; a brother, Guy B. Conaway, St. Petersburg, Fla., and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at C. M. Waltz funeral home, Winfield. The Rev. Raymond Mowbray will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Winfield. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

He was buried in July 1955 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Winfield, Carroll Co., MD, Findagrave #98989766.

Children of Jay Earl Conaway and Amy Fleming

Jay William Conaway

M, b. 15 September 1924, d. 5 November 2008
     Jay William Conaway was born on 15 September 1924 at Winfield, Carroll Co., MD. He was the son of Jay Earl Conaway and Amy Fleming. Jay William Conaway began military service WW II service, U.S. Army Air Corps. 14th Air Force. SSgt. Enlisted 5 Mar. 1943, Baltimore, MD, Army Administrative School, Huntsville, TX grad;?stationed Shreveport, DeRidder, LA (1944, Greensboro, NC. in China/ India/ Burma Theatre under Chennault.

The Evening Sun
(Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 20 MAR 1943; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

Jay W. Conaway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Conaway, this place, left on Friday to serve in the U. S. Army. He was given a farewell party by his friends.

He married Ethel L. Fleming, daughter of Walter Otha Fleming and Eva Lillian Pickett, on 29 June 1946 at Winfield Church of God, Bethel, MD, The News (Frederick, Maryland); Wednesday, 03 Jul 1946; Page 2; (Newspapers.com):
and
The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 05 Jul 1946; Page 13; (Newspapers.com):

Conaway--Fleming

The wedding of Miss Ethel L. Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Fleming, Winfield, to Jay W. Conaway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Conaway, Winfield, took place, Saturday afternoon at three o'clock in the Winfield Church of God, Bethel, amid a setting of palms and garden flowers. A former pastor of the bride, Rev. C. O. Sullivan, Frederick, performed the double ring ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, and wore a gown with a brocaded satin bodice with a net covered skirt, designed with a high neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. A finger tip veil caught with a white beaded crown complemented the costume. The bridal bouquet was composed of white carnations and baby's breath.

Miss Mildred Gue, Mount Airy, was matron of honor and was attired in pastel pink net with shoulder length veil falling from a halo of flowers. She carried an old fashioned bouquet, tied with blue ribbon.

Miss Hazel Pickett, Washington, D. C., cousin of the bride, and Miss Mary Louise Barth, Woodbine, were bridesmaids, and were in costumes of pastel blue and duplicated in style the matron of honor. Both carried old-fashioned bouquets tied with pink ribbon.

Earnest Fleming, Woodbine, was best man. The ushers were Leroy Conaway, brother of the groom, and Norman Pickett, Woodbine, cousin of the bride.

The flower girl, Deanna Sprague, Quantico, Virginia, niece of the bride, wore a miniature gown of blue. She carried a basket of old-fashioned flowers, from which she strewed the flowers to the alter.

A half-hour musical program was given by Mr. Ralph Rexroth, organist, and Mr. Paul Matz, soloist, both of Baltimore. Mr. Rexroth played, "Londonderry Air" "Old Refrain", and "Andante Cantabile", by Widor. Mr. Matz sang "O Perfect Love" and "I Love You Truly".

The bride's mother was attired in pastel blue and wore a corsage of white carnations and baby's breath.

The groom's mother wore floral jersey with a corsage of white carnations and baby's breath.

The groom served in the armed forces during the war, in the 14th Air Force, CBI Theater, and was in the service three years.

After the wedding ceremony, the bride's parents served a wedding supper at there home to the following guests:

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Conaway, Leroy Conaway, Mildred Pickett, Norman Pickett, Rev. and Mrs. C. O. Sullivan and son, Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Myers, Ralph Rexroth, Paul Matz, Mrs. Florence Pickett, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleming, MT/Sgt. and Mrs. Clinton Sprague and children, Deanna, Warren, Ray, Sonja, Jean, and Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Grove, Lois Fleming, and Russell Fleming.

Later in the evening the bride cut a three-tier wedding cake adorned with a miniature bride and groom.

The couple left for a wedding trip to Virginia Beach. Upon their return the will reside at the home of the bride for the present.

Jay William Conaway lived in 1964 at Winfield, Carroll Co., MD.
Note: Articles:

The Evening Sun (Baltimore, Maryland); Tuesday, 15 June 1943; Page 16; (Newspapers.com)

Marylanders Finish Army Course

Two Baltimoreans and a Marylander from Sykesville will graduate from Army Administrative School at Huntsville, Texas, tomorrow and will be assigned to administrative work in the Army Air Corps.

They are Privates (first class) Harry Goldbery, 1912 East Baltimore street; George R. Schaectel, 14 East Fort avenue, and Jay W. Conaway, Sykesville, Md.


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 09 Jul 1955; Page 6; (Newspapers.com)

Carroll Land Transfers

The following real estate transfers have been recorded in the Circuit Court for Carroll County: ........[ included Jay E. Conaway and wife to Jay W. Conaway and wife, 11,818 sq. ft.] .......


The Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 29 Nov 1960; Page 2; (Newspapers.com):

Sentence Four Youths On Burglary Convictions

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - Four youths from the Baltimore area have been sentenced to three years in the reformatory for Males on burglary and stolen good convictions. ..........................

Trooper I.C. Raymond W. Anders testified the four had robbed Jay W. Conaway's store in Winfield of rifles, cigarettes and chewing gum last Sept. 30. They were captured after high speed chases through Carroll, Howard and Baltimore Counties. ......."

He died on 5 November 2008 at Westminster, Carroll Co., MD, at age 84

Obituary -- Carroll County Times; Westminster, Friday, November 7, 2008:

Jay William Conaway, 84, of Fairhaven in Sykesville died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at the Dove House in Westminster.

Born Sept. 15, 1924, in Winfield, he was the son of the late Jay and Amy Conaway. He was the husband of Ethel L. Conaway, his wife of 62 years.

After graduating from Sykesville High School, he was drafted and served in the 14th Air Force in China/India/Burma Theater under Chennault. He owned and operated Conaway General Store in Winfield for 25 years.

After giving up the store, he became a rural mail carrier for the Sykesville Post Office, from which he retired.

He was a member of Winfield Bible Chapel and the Ebenezer Owls Senior Group. He was a former charter member of the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club and the Winfield volunteer fire company.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son and daughter-in-law Gary and Barbara Conaway of Silver Spring; a grandson, Benjamin Conaway of Cherry Hill, N.J; and a granddaughter, Amy Conaway of Chicago.

He was predeceased by a sister, Pearl Myers; and by a brother, LeRoy Conaway.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield, with the Rev. Kim Gee of Winfield Bible Chapel officiating. Interment will be held in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Woodbine.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, c/o Harold Robertson, 2332 Sykesville Road, Westminster, MD 21157; to Winfield Bible Chapel Building Fund, 5407 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797; or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be made at www.burrier-queen.com.

He was buried on 11 November 2008 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Woodbine, Carroll Co., MD.

John William Conaway

M, b. 28 July 1863, d. 22 November 1936
     John William Conaway was born on 28 July 1863 at Carroll Co., MD. He was the son of William Pretyman Conaway and Clementine Penn. John William Conaway married Emily V. Franklin, daughter of Charles Wesley Franklin and Mary Catherine Kitzmiller, on 30 January 1888 at Carroll Co., MD. John William Conaway died on 22 November 1936 at Baltimore, MD, at age 73

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

John William Conaway of Winfield, died Sunday, November 22, 1936 at Church Home and Infirmary, Baltimore. He was 74 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Conaway, and two sons, Guy and Jay Conaway, Winfield; also a sister and four brothers as follows: Mrs. Ella Davis, Alvin, Thomas, Edward and Columbus Lee Conaway.

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NOTE: Emma did not survive her husband's death, she had predeceased him in 1927.

He was buried in November 1936 at Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Winfield, Carroll Co., MD.

Children of John William Conaway and Emily V. Franklin

LeRoy Lindy Conaway

M, b. 28 April 1930, d. 29 March 2004
     LeRoy Lindy Conaway was born on 28 April 1930 at Winfield, Carroll Co., MD. He was the son of Jay Earl Conaway and Amy Fleming. LeRoy Lindy Conaway began military service Korean War service, U.S. Army.

The News (Frederick, Maryland); Saturday, 27 October 1951, Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

Pvt. LeRoy L. Conaway, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Conaway, Sykesville R. D. 2, has completed his training at Fort Meade, and has been assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Camp Breckenridge, Ky.


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 20 May 1952; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

Pvt. Leroy Conaway has returned to Camp Benning, Ga., after spending five days visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Conaway, Winfield.

He married Janet Lee Wolbert, daughter of George Sylvester Wolbert and Helen M. Williams. LeRoy Lindy Conaway died on 29 March 2004 at Westminster, Carroll Co., MD, at age 73

Obituary -- Carroll County Times; Westminster, Maryland; Tuesday, March 30, 2004:

Leroy Lindy Conaway, former Westminster mayor dies

Westminster's director of planning and public works says he owes a good portion of his career to LeRoy Lindy Conaway, the city's former mayor.

He reflected on that Monday after finding out about Conaway's death. Conaway died Monday morning at Carroll Hospital Center after an extended illness. He was 73 years old.

Thomas Beyard still remembers how Conaway helped him get the job he has now had since 1987.

On one Wednesday in 1987, Beyard, who had been working for a private engineering firm, came to Westminster to give a presentation for a planning association. On that same day, the county commissioners had been scheduled to meet with the county's mayors, so Beyard gave his presentation before all of them.

After Beyard finished, Conaway came up to him, said he'd been impressed by the presentation, and asked if he was looking for a job. Beyard said he wasn't looking, but was certainly willing to listen.

Conaway told him to drop off a resume, which Beyard did two days later, and the planner was soon named to his position.

"LeRoy had a lot of personal charisma - he was an old-school person who would sit and talk to you about things up front," Beyard said.

Conaway's candor served him well during his years in public office, said Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff. Conaway sat on Westminster's City Council from 1964 to 1973 - the last two years as council president. He then became mayor, from 1973 to 1989. He lost his final election bid by roughly a dozen votes, Beyard said.

Dayhoff, who said he was deeply saddened to hear of Conaway's death, said Conaway was a hands-on mayor whose main concern was the betterment of the city.

"He's one of the folks who paved the way for us to build further successes on," Dayhoff said. "He was a very good mentor - I was well aware of what my responsibilities were going to be as a result of my sessions talking to Conaway."

One of the most memorable improvements Conaway helped make in Westminster was the straightening of the intersections of Bond and John Streets and Liberty Street and Railroad Avenue, Dayhoff said. Before the project, the intersections formed doglegs, he said.

Conaway was mayor of Westminster when the city had to clean up from a tornado in 1979, Dayhoff said. He was also involved with the expansion of the Westminster police department, he said.

For all his hard work, Conaway wasn't above joking around from time to time, Beyard said. While Conaway was mayor, it was his duty to read the building permits at council meetings, and, at one meeting, he deliberately mispronounced the word "gazebo," he said.

Beyard said Conaway called the structure, which was being built on the grounds of what is now the Best Western hotel in Westminster, a "gazz-bo." Later, friends would joke with him about the mispronunciation, Beyard said.

County Commissioner Dean L. Minnich, who worked as a reporter and editor for the Hanover Sun during Conaway's tenure, said Conaway was a conscientious, dedicated public servant.

"He was one of the rare elected officials that didn't seem to be too concerned with power," Minnich said.

Minnich said he was able to relate to Conaway because, like Minnich's father, Conaway was a storekeeper.

At various times, Conaway and his wife owned the Whistle Stop general store in Patapsco, the East End Market on East Main Street in Westminster and the Conaway Bros. General Store in Winfield.

Conaway worked at several other professions during his life. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 and was a stockbroker from 1965 to 1974. He also managed the Maryland Candy Company, beginning in 1974.

Conaway served on the board of directors of Carroll County General Hospital, was Carroll County Chairman of the Cancer Crusade in 1973, and was a vice president of the Maryland Candy and Tobacco Association. He was also a member of the State of Maryland Regional Planning Council, a former chairman of the Carroll County Municipal League, and he served on the Governor's Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement.

Conaway, who was born April 28, 1930, is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet Lee Conaway; a daughter, Teresa Conaway; a brother, Jay Conaway; a niece, Bonnie Lockard; and nephews Boyd Myers, Bryan Myers and Gary Conaway.


OBITUARY - April 3rd, 2004; written by Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff (Find-a-Grave):

A Tribute to Former Westminster Mayor LeRoy Conaway

On Monday, March 29, 2004 the Carroll County Community and The City of Westminster suffered a loss with the passing of a community leader.

Mayor Conaway was born April 28, 1930, in Winfield. He was the son of the late Jay W. and Amy Fleming Conaway. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Janet Lee (Wolbert) Conaway; daughter Teresa Conaway of Lincoln, Neb; brother Jay Conaway of Westminster; niece Bonnie Lockard of Westminster; and nephews Dr. Boyd Myers of Annandale, Va., Bryan Myers of Manchester and Gary Conaway of Silver Springs.

Mayor Conaway was a 1948 graduate of Sykesville High School. Mayor Conaway spent much of his youth helping his father run a neighborhood general store. In the late 1940s, he supervised the construction of a new store, also in Winfield.

Before serving in the Army from 1952 to 1954, Mayor Conaway owned Conaway Bros. General Store in Winfield, which he sold to his brother after being drafted. After serving in the Army, he purchased East End Market in Westminster, which he sold in 1965. From 1965 to 1974, he was a stockbroker with Weis, Voisin Co. and Janney, Montgomery & Scott, members of the New York Stock Exchange. In 1974, he became manager of the Maryland Candy Co. In 1977, he returned to retail and bought The Whistle Stop, a small country store along the railroad tracks in the Carroll community of Patapsco.

Mayor Conaway was a charter member of Westminster Elks Lodge 2277. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 1381, American Legion Carroll Post 31, Door to Virtue Masonic Lodge 46 AF & AM and the Fraternal Order of Police. He had served on the board of directors of Carroll County General Hospital, was Carroll County Chairman of the Cancer Crusade in 1973, and former vice president of the MD Candy & Tobacco Assoc.

Mr. Conaway was a Westminster City Councilman from May 1964 to May 1971, Council President from May 1971 to May 1973 and Mayor of Westminster from May 1973 to May 1989. He also served as a former member of the MD Regional Planning Council, President of the Carroll Co. Chapter of the MML and had served on the Governor's Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement. He was inducted into the MML Hall of fame in 2000 for 25 years of service in municipal government.

Mayor Conaway was a conscientious, dedicated public servant, who was a hands-on Mayor whose main concern was the betterment of the city. Mayor Conaway knew the municipal employees, their families and the issues that were important to his constituents. Some of the most memorable improvements of Mayor Conaway’s tenure were the straightening of the intersections of Bond and John Streets and Liberty Street and Railroad Avenue, the expansion of the Westminster Police Department, the City's purchase of the Westminster water system, and reconstruction of Main Street.

This Memorial Tribute by the Westminster Mayor, Common Council and the Staff of The City of Westminster on behalf of the citizens of the City of Westminster was signed in Westminster City Hall, this April Third in the year Two Thousand and Four.

Pearl Elizabeth Conaway

F, b. 22 December 1916, d. 5 September 1986
     Pearl Elizabeth Conaway was born on 22 December 1916 at Winfield, Carroll Co., MD. She was the daughter of Jay Earl Conaway and Amy Fleming. Pearl Elizabeth Conaway married William Herald Myers, son of William Henry Myers and Bessie A. Lockard, on 6 September 1936 at Elkton, Cecil Co., MD, The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 18 Sep 1936; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

Double Wedding

A double wedding ceremony took place at Elkton, Md., Sunday evening, Sept. 6, at 6:30 o'clock, when Miss Helen B. Pickett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. Pickett, of Winfield, became the bride of Irvin M. Bohr, of Baltimore, and Miss Pearl E. Conaway, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Conaway, of Winfield, became the bride of W. Harold Myers of Westminster. The ring ceremony was used.

Pearl Elizabeth Conaway died on 5 September 1986 at Westminster, Carroll Co., MD, at age 69

Obituary -- The Baltimore Sun; Baltimore, Maryland; Saturday, September 6, 1986; Page 30 (Newspapers.com):

MYERS

On September 5, 1986 PEARL ELIZABETH of Westminster, beloved wife of the late William Herald Myers, mother of Dr. Boyd D. Myers of Annandale, VA, Bonnie M. Lockard and Bryan D. Myers, both of Westminster. Brother of J. W. Conaway of Woodbine and Mayor LeRoy L. Conaway of Westminster. Also survived by four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday 2 PM at the Thomas D. Fletcher and Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main street, Westminster. Interment Evergreen Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Carroll County Unit, PO Box 824, Westminster, MD 21157.

She was buried in September 1986 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Finksburg, Carroll Co., MD, Findagrave #170071941.

William Pretyman Conaway

M, b. 20 September 1839, d. 24 December 1875
     William Pretyman Conaway was born on 20 September 1839 at Carroll Co., MD. He married Clementine Penn. William Pretyman Conaway died on 24 December 1875 at Carroll Co., MD, at age 36.

Child of William Pretyman Conaway and Clementine Penn

Hulda Amm Condon1

F, b. 1841, d. 1888
     Hulda Amm Condon was born in 1841 at Ohio.1 She married William Gilmore Jones on 22 April 1867 at Ross Co., OH.1 Hulda Amm Condon died in 1888. She was buried in 1888 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH, Findagrave #80697996.

Child of Hulda Amm Condon and William Gilmore Jones

Citations

  1. [S180] 1880 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Rolls 1062-3, FHL #1255062-3.

Mary Ethel Condon

F, b. 21 June 1896, d. 8 October 1985
     Mary Ethel Condon was born on 21 June 1896 at Darke Co., OH. She married Swan Leo Worley on 17 July 1918 at Miami Co., OH. Mary Ethel Condon died on 8 October 1985 at Miami Co., OH, at age 89. She was buried in October 1985 at Old Ludlow Cemetery, Laura, Miami Co., OH, Findagrave #20487608.

Child of Mary Ethel Condon and Swan Leo Worley

Effie A. Condreay

F, b. 23 January 1903, d. 5 June 1989
     Effie A. Condreay was born on 23 January 1903 at Westville, Adair Co., OK. She married Calvin Ruter Edmonds, son of George Kendrick Edmonds. Effie A. Condreay married Joseph Lafayette Edmonds, son of George Kendrick Edmonds and Sarah Alice Snapp, circa December 1948. Effie A. Condreay died on 5 June 1989 at Cherry Valley, Riverside Co., CA, at age 86.

Flora Condreay1

F, b. March 1857
     Flora Condreay was born in March 1857 at Illinois.1,2 She married Albert Glover, son of Boyd Glover and Rosanna Sonner, on 5 April 1877 at Keokuk Co., IA.1

Children of Flora Condreay and Albert Glover

Citations

  1. [S1369] 1880 Federal Census, Pawnee County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 392; FHL #1254392.
  2. [S1373] 1900 Federal Census, Barton County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 471; FHL #1240471.

Mary Ann Condron

F, b. 20 June 1943, d. 13 September 2005
     Mary Ann Condron was born on 20 June 1943 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH. She died on 13 September 2005 at age 62.

Andrew S. Condry1

M, b. 1820, d. 1888
     Andrew S. Condry was born in 1820 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Elizabeth A. Beitzel. Andrew S. Condry died in 1888. He was buried in 1888 at Mohler Dunker Cemetery, Upper Allen Twp., Cumberland Co., PA, Findagrave #129142914.

Child of Andrew S. Condry and Elizabeth A. Beitzel

Citations

  1. [S1129] 1870 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1470, FHL #552969.

Mary J. Condry

F, b. October 1851, d. 14 January 1943
     Mary J. Condry was born in October 1851 at York Co. (probably), PA.1,2 She was the daughter of Andrew S. Condry and Elizabeth A. Beitzel.1 Mary J. Condry married Clarence Emanuel Long, son of Rev. Emmanuel Long and Barbara Miller, on 15 October 1889 at Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA. Mary J. Condry died on 14 January 1943 at Washington, D.C., at age 91 at the home of her son Roy. She was buried in January 1943 at Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA, Findagrave #147525804.

Child of Mary J. Condry and Clarence Emanuel Long

Citations

  1. [S1129] 1870 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1470, FHL #552969.
  2. [S932] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 629; FHL #1240629.

Verna Louise Cone

F, b. 16 April 1895, d. 5 July 1977
     Verna Louise Cone was born on 16 April 1895 at Parry Sount, Parry Sound County, Ontario, Canada. She married Alfred Gerald Anderson on 9 October 1916 at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Verna Louise Cone died on 5 July 1977 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, at age 82.

Child of Verna Louise Cone and Alfred Gerald Anderson

William Augusta Cone

M, b. 27 March 1907, d. October 1982
     William Augusta Cone was born on 27 March 1907. He was the son of William Augustus Cone and Florence Louise Bunn. William Augusta Cone married Virginia May Hoover, daughter of Frank Wilber Hoover and Carrie E. Hewitt, on 12 August 1932 at Flandreau, Moody Co., SD. William Augusta Cone died in October 1982 at age 75. He was buried in 1982 at Sunny Side Cemetery, Trent, Moody Co., SD, Findagrave #54839889.

William Augustus Cone

M, b. 1 June 1870, d. 14 January 1961
     William Augustus Cone was born on 1 June 1870 at Black Hawk Co., IA. He married Florence Louise Bunn. William Augustus Cone died on 14 January 1961 at Flandreau, Moody Co., SD, at age 90. He was buried in January 1961 at Sunny Side Cemetery, Trent, Moody Co., SD, Findagrave #62735229.

Child of William Augustus Cone and Florence Louise Bunn

Elizabeth J. Confer1

F, b. circa 1862
     Elizabeth J. Confer was born circa 1862 at Greene Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of William G. Confer and Mary Jane Cost.1

Citations

  1. [S128] 1880 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1019; FHL #1255019.

Florence Anne Confer

F, b. 16 August 1895, d. 7 October 1981
     Florence Anne Confer was born on 16 August 1895 at Greene Co., OH. She was the daughter of Upton A. Confer and Clara Miller. Florence Anne Confer married Chester Arthur Semler, son of John Henry Semler and Cora Bell Fisher. Florence Anne Confer died on 7 October 1981 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH, at age 86. She was buried in October 1981 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH.

Children of Florence Anne Confer and Chester Arthur Semler

Frank W. Confer1

M, b. May 1869
     Frank W. Confer was born in May 1869 at Greene Co., OH.1 He was the son of William G. Confer and Mary Jane Cost.1

Citations

  1. [S128] 1880 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1019; FHL #1255019.

George B. Confer1

M, b. circa 1860
     George B. Confer was born circa 1860 at Greene Co., OH.1 He was the son of William G. Confer and Mary Jane Cost.1

Citations

  1. [S128] 1880 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1019; FHL #1255019.

John G. or T. Confer1

M, b. circa 1864
     John G. or T. Confer was born circa 1864 at Greene Co., OH.1 He was the son of William G. Confer and Mary Jane Cost.1

Citations

  1. [S128] 1880 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1019; FHL #1255019.

Upton A. Confer

M
     Upton A. Confer married Clara Miller.

Child of Upton A. Confer and Clara Miller

William G. Confer

M, b. 29 December 1823, d. 11 June 1902
     William G. Confer was born on 29 December 1823 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD. He married Mary Jane Cost, daughter of Philip Francis Cost and Jane Wolf, on 29 December 1857 at Greene Co., OH; five children born, three living as of 1900 census.1

William G. Confer died on 11 June 1902 at Greene Co., OH, at age 78.

Children of William G. Confer and Mary Jane Cost

Citations

  1. [S525] 1900 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1272; FHL #1241272.
  2. [S128] 1880 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1019; FHL #1255019.