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Amos Conkey
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1831
Allegany County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1909
Washoe County
Nevada, USA

Author: Fariss & Smith (1882)

AMOS CONKEY.—Mr. Conkey is the son of Sylvanus and Elizabeth Conkey, and was born in Alleghany county, New York, June 4, 1831. While young, his parents removed to Ashtabula county, Ohio, where they remained two years, and again to Jacksonville, Pennsylvania, where they resided until 1843, when they went to Green county, Wisconsin, and remained ten years. In the spring of 1853 he, with his parents, came overland to California, arriving in Sierra county in October of that year. His parents engaged in the hotel business, and Amos went to mining. In June, 1857, he, with his father, came to Lassen county, and made the original location of 320 acres of land, eight miles south-east of Susanville, on which Amos has since lived. His father remained here until his death, in April, 1879. Since living in Lassen county Mr. Conkey has been principally engaged in farming. He was married February 19, 1863, to Miss Eliza J. Bryant of Green county, Wisconsin, who was born in Monroe county, Illinois, June 9, 1836. To them have been born eight children: May, born May 9, 1864; Ira M. and Ida M., September 15, 1865; Ellen Blanch and Alice Maud, September 15, 1869; Jesse B., July 29, 1873 ; Earl Arthur, January 22,1878; and Clarice Sybil, March 19, 1881—of which the following are deceased: Ida M., died May 7,1869; May, December 8, 1879; Earl Arthur, December 22, 1879 ; and Jesse, December 26,1879.

Nevada State Journal
February 11, 1919

CONKEY-In Reno, Feb. 9, 1909, Amos Conkey, native of New York, aged 77 years, 8 months and 6 days.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the family residence, 519 Humboldt Street. Interment Mt. View Cemetery.
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  Eliza J. Bryant Conkey (1836 - 1917)
Note: Buried February 11, 1909. Headstone information is incorrect Spoke with the Mountain View Cemetery office on June 30th, 2010 and this plot was bought in February 1909,
Mountain View Cemetery
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
Created by: Mark's Mom
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
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Amos Conkey
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Amos Conkey
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Amos Conkey
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