Jan. 1, 1891 Bible Grove Clay County Illinois, USA
Oct. 4, 1963 Lubbock Lubbock County Texas, USA
In the early 1900's, Josiah's mother, Letitia Ann Smith Conley was committed to a state mental hospital, where she remained until her death on May 17, 1930 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois USA. She is buried in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery, Neoga, Cumberland County, Illinois next to Josiah's sister, Isavella "Icy" Nancy Jane Conley Young.
Josiah was sent to live with his Uncle William Conley and his wife, Nancy Ann Wooten Conley. The 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Deer Creek Township, Custer County, Oklahoma confirms his presence in the household. He remained with his uncle until his marriage to Anna Elizabeth Chastain around 1914.
His father, James M. Conley, was living with his sister, Vinoa "Vina" Ellen Conley Graus in Grant Township, Custer County, Oklahoma. The 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Grant Township, Custer County, Olkahoma confirms his presence in the household.
The World War I Draft Registration Card for Josiah Arthur Conley describes him as Medium height and a Stout build with Brown eyes and Brown hair.
Josiah Arthur Conley was a farmer most of his life. He was living in Natalina, Medina County, Texas with his wife at the time of his death. He passed away at the West Texas Hospital in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas of Cardio-respiratory collapse due to Pneumonia, anemia and atelectasis due to ASCVHD.