Hon. Harry Armitage Conant was 79 years old and was married to Mary Thurber, daughter of Horace Thurber. He was the son of Dr. Harry Conant and Maria Stewart Conant. He attended the public schools of Monroe, Mi. went to Normal School at Ypsilanti, Mi; and attended University of Michigan, leaving before he would have graduated. He never practiced his law profession, but served in many public office positions. Harry was vice-president of First National Bank of Monroe, and was a director in the Union Trust Co. of Detroit. He served as a State Senator, and was at one time Secretary of the State of Michigan. He belonged to many local affiliations.
Harry married Mary Morris Thurber on May 27, 1868. Mary preceded him in passing ten years prior to his death. His close friends served as pallbearers, with the O.L. Club members honorary pallbearers.
"Through all these years of his life Harry Conant has built up a wide circle of friends who had grown to love him. It is said that many a Monroe boy owes his start in life to him. He was always willing and ready to help young men get started, and recommended many of them for positions."
Harry was the brother of Mrs. James Armitage, Mrs. John Hogarth of Monroe, Mi, and Mrs. General Williams of Detroit, Mi. His father was a physician, druggist, occupying the drug store where the present Sackett drug store is located. Harry was a popular and galiant townsman, beloved by all. (Lo Marie)
Harry was laid to rest at Woodland Cemetery by his wife Mary.
Rest in Heavenly Peace.
Mary Morris Thurber Conant
1847–1915 (m. 1868)
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