|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1845|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 1920|
Mr. J.K.P. Conover's death, which occurred at the home of his son, Jo Z. Conover, Monday night of last week, was not known at this office Tuesday morning until a few minutes before the News went to press, hence only mention of his demise was made.
Mr. Conover was born and reared in about one and one-half miles South of Columbia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Conover. He grew to manhood on his father's farm, and when the civil war broke out he espoused the cause of the Union, entered the Federal army, making a gallant soldier until he received his discharge. In battle he was wounded in one of his thighs, and the wound had not thoroughly healed when he returned home. As soon as he was able, he resumed farming.
A short time after the war he was married to Miss Dorinda Taylor, a sister of Dr. S.A. Taylor, Joppa, this county. He later bought a farm in the neighborhood where he married, and on this plantation is where his children were reared. His wife died in Columbia while her husband was Jailer of the county, and the children who survive him are Flavious, S.R., Dr. P.H. of Elizabethtown, and Jo Z. Conover, and one daughter, Mrs. N.H. Moss, of Gradyville. There are also a number of grand children and one brother, Mr. S.B. Conover, who lives a short distance from this place.
The deceased was a member of the Christian Church, and his walk though life was marked for good citizenship and christian character. As a soldier he was fearless and obedient to those in command. There are about six comrades yet living in Adair county and they all speak of him in the highest terms. He was a most accommodating neighbor, at all times ready to do his bit for charity, and it is said he never turned a friend aside who asked for a favor at his hands. He served this county eight years as Jailer, making a very efficient officer.
Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill, Wednesday forenoon, conducted by Eld. Z.T. Williams, assisted by Eld. F.J. Barger. Many relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects to one who had been honest in all his dealings and who had lived a Christian life from early manhood to a ripe old age, being about seventy-five years old. To the surviving sons and daughter, The News extends its profoundest sympathy. His body rests in Pleasant Hill cemetery, and his spirit has returned to the God who gave it.
(The Adair County News, Dec 29, 1920)
Andrew Jackson Conover (1815 - 1895)
Ann Dorinda Taylor Conover (1847 - 1907)
Andrew Francis Conover (1873 - 1895)*
Bertha Valeria Conover Moss (1875 - 1947)*
James Flavious Conover (1877 - 1951)*
Samuel Ray Conover (1879 - 1937)*
Phebe Clarissa Conover (1881 - 1899)*
Peter Harlan Conover (1883 - 1951)*
Joe Zach Conover (1886 - 1958)*
Levi Conover (1840 - 1871)*
James Knox Polk Conover (1845 - 1920)
Samuel Brinston Conover (1847 - 1929)*
Winfield Scott Conover (1854 - 1905)*
Father thou art now at Home
may angels fair Above
but yet below thy Children rome
Till summoned by his love
Note: Son of Andrew Jackson Conover and Phoebe Naylor
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Created by: BC
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
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