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Conrad Emery
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1836
Stark County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1922
Comanche County
Kansas, USA

The Wilmore News and The Ashland Clipper, February 16, 1922.


Grandpa Emery, died at the home of Willis Jackson Ray in Wilmore on Tuesday, February 14, 1922. Mr. Emery had been in feeble health for the past few months and for the past two weeks had been confined to his bed. About two weeks ago he fell in his room and struck his head on the wall which seemed to cause partial paralysis of the right side, which probably hastened his death.
Conrad Emery was born to Dr. Jesse and Margaret (Pounds) Emery
in Stark county, Illinois, on January 16, 1836; died in Wilmore, Kansas, on February 14, 1922, aged 87 years, 29 days. In early manhood he came to what was then "the west" and settled in Clark county, Iowa. In the eighties he moved to Pawnee county, Nebraska, and later to Linn county, Kansas. About ten years ago he came to Clark county and purchased land near Sitka. Since that time he and his wife had been making their home on the H. B. Fry farm, Mrs. Fry being their youngest daughter. At the time of his death Mr. and Mrs. Emery were visiting at the home of Mrs. Emery's sister, Mrs. W. J. Ray, in Wilmore.

In 1857 the deceased was united in marriage to Sarah Emaline Griggs
of Marrietta, Ohio, and to this union five children were born, two sons and three daughters. He is survived by his faithful wife and his two younger daughters, Mrs. L. A. Burch of Gardiner, Colorado, and Mrs. H. B. Fry of Ashland, Kansas. The oldest son, James, died at the age of seven years while Mr. Emery was serving as a cavalryman in the Civil War. The youngest son died at the age of five years. The second child and older daughter, Marguerite Alverna, died nine years ago, February 1, 1913, and is buried in the Coldwater cemetery.

Mr. Emery heard the call of his country in the second year of the Civil War. At this time they were beginning to draft men for the service and he said he would rather volunteer his services than be drafted. Leaving his wife, who was ill, and a baby only none months he volunteered and became a member of the 3rd Iowa cavalry, where he won for himself favor among his commanders, although he never sought to be an officer. When he enlisted he had a good start in life in a financial way, but when he came back after the war it was all devastated. During his absence his faithful and capable wife did her part by teaching school, thus making a living for her two children. Such are some of the hardships of our grandparents.

The deceased was a man who possessed a strong will power and a remarkable character, never in his whole life having indulged in any evil habits which would be harmful to health or character, all of which no doubt contributed to the good health which he always enjoyed and to the ripe old age he had attained at the time of his death.

The funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church in Wilmore, Thursday afternoon and interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery by the side of the grave of his oldest daughter. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. R. L. Meigs, Pastor of the Wilmore Baptist church. A large number of relatives and friends and neighbors from both Clark and Comanche counties attended the funeral to pay their last respects to an honored citizen and Civil War veteran.

We extend our warmest sympathy to the bereaved wife and children.

Family links: 
  James E. Emery (1859 - 1865)*
  Marguerite Alverna Emery Ray (1862 - 1913)*
  Jennie Hannah Emery Burch (1869 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Crown Hill Cemetery
Comanche County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Lot 25 Block 9E
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Record added: Oct 09, 2008
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