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Dr Orville H Conger
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Birth: 1827
Death: Apr. 2, 1892

Los Angeles Times
April 3, 1892 pg 7

Dr. O. H. Conger died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence on West Colorado street after a lingering illness. During the past year he had not been in excellent health and about three months ago he was confined to bed on account of stomach troubles. Since that time he failed steadily, and during the past few days it was known that the end was not far off.

Dr. Conger was a citizen of prominence and his career was an eventful one. He was a native of New York State. In 1843 he emigrated to Wisconsin. Soon after he was graduated from the Chicago Medical College and afterward practiced medicine for several years. In 1850 he crossed the plains with a small party of venturesome spirits, among whom was Judge O. F. Weed, now a resident of Pasadena. Arriving in California, they took an active part in mining operations in the northern part of the State. After reamining in California for several years, Dr. Conger returned to his former home in Wisconsin. It was not long, however, before he returned to the land of sunshine and gold. He led an unusually active life about this time, and it is stated that he crossed the plains no less than a dozen times before the first railroad was built to the Pacific Coast.

Later on he engaged in mining operations in Utah. His headquarters were at Salt Lake city, but he very thoroughly explored the southern part of Utah and adjacent territory and was remarkably well-posted on all matters pertaining to this section of country. In 1874 he came to Pasadena, where he has since resided. Since then he has led a comparatively quiet life. He devoted considerable attention to matters pertaining to horticulture and fruit-growing and was interested to some extent in minig operations hereabouts. He was devoted to Pasadena and was ever active in matters pertaining to the advancement of the town's best interests. He was a prominent member of Pasadena Lodge, No. 272, F. and A.M. which organization will conduct the funeral.

Dr. Conger was in the 66th year of his age. He is survived by his wife and three children, a son and two daughters. His brother, H. M. Conger, and sister, Mrs. O. F. Weed, are residents of Pasadena. He has four other brothers living, one at Los Angeles and three others in the East.

Notice of the funeral will be given tomorrow. Members of the Masonic fraternity are requested to meet at 2 o'clock this afternoon to make arrangements.

Note: wife Louisa
Daughter: Flora 
Family links: 
  Louise Whittier Conger (1833 - 1912)
Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Shiver
Record added: Dec 07, 2005
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Dr Orville H Conger
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