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John Robert "Lynch" Conway
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1887
Madison County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1939
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

In his youth in Peoria, Illinois, Lynch Conway was a gifted athlete. He was the star player on Illinois' first high school state champion basketball team (Peoria High School, in 1908) and the only African-American to play on a state title team until 1949. Conway continued his athletic career at Bradley University and later worked for Peoria as a city engineer.

Conway married Mamie (or Mayme) Harris, a nurse, on October 10, 1919, in Cook County, Illinois. She survived him. They apparently had no children.
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.7215, -89.57101
Created by: M. Johnson
Record added: May 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90978661
John Robert Lynch Conway
Added by: M. Johnson
John Robert Lynch Conway
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Added by: Huffman, Ervin Wesley Jr. "Sonny"
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