|Birth: ||May, 1837|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1906|
Last Saturday at 2:40 p.m., Mr. W.G. Conover breathed his last and his spirit returned to the God who gave it. For a full two years he had almost been an invalid, being confined to his room the greater part of that time, and for several months has suffered intensely with abscesses, the main ones being in one side and on one leg. The origin of his troubles was a spell of lagrippe contracted two years ago and which settled in his side and developed the fearful abscesses that caused his death.
He was one of Adair county's best farmers, active, energetic, and progressive, and through his industry and uprightness had accumulated a good estate to meet the wants of old age. As a citizen and Christian gentleman he was highly esteemed by his large circle of friends who admired him for his devotion to duty as he saw it. He was sixty-eight years of age and for forty years had been a consistent member of the Zion Baptist church.
He was married to Miss Louvenie Williams in July 1858 and to this union ten children were born, six daughters and four sons, all of whom are living. His wife died two and a half years ago. The funeral, conducted by Rev J.P. Scruggs, was held at his home and the unusually large attendance was sufficient evidence of the high esteem in which he was held. In this death Adair county has lost a good citizen, Zion church a useful member, and his sons and daughters a devoted father. We extend our sympathy in this sad hour of bereavement.
(The Adair County News, Feb 21, 1906)
William Conover became commonly known as "Open-the-Gate" Bill Conover following a close encounter that he had with the Jesse James Gang after they robbed the bank in Columbia in 1872.
John Conover (1809 - 1893)
Sarah Rogers Conover (1817 - 1884)
Mary Louvena Williams Conover (1842 - 1903)
Sarah Belle Conover Snow (1859 - 1936)*
Fannie Jane Conover Willis (1860 - 1940)*
James Nicholas Conover (1863 - 1935)*
Susie L. Conover Carter (1866 - 1961)*
John Preston Conover (1867 - 1939)*
Hudson Conover (1870 - 1942)*
Lula Conover Sinclair (1873 - 1946)*
Mont Conover (1876 - 1947)*
Effie Conover Gresham (1879 - 1958)*
Tennie Conover Dohoney (1881 - 1961)*
John Conover Family Cemetery
Created by: BC
Record added: Feb 19, 2011
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