Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Camillus Daniel Conway

referred to as Little Cam


Daniel Cornelius Conway Jr

CENSUS-1870: The census entry for Daniel Conway of Clark township,Clinton county, OH for 1870 read as follows: Daniel (41), male, White,farm laborer, 450 value of personal estate; Bridget (40) female, White,keeping house, born in Ireland; Daniel (8); Johannah (12) at school; MaryAlen (11) at school; John (6); Thomas (2). Daniel and Bridget were bothborn in Ireland. All of the children were born in Ohio. For all membersof the family their fathers and mothers were foreign born (Conway.doc(24).

CENSUS-1880: The census entry for Daniel Conway of Clark township,Clinton county, OH for 1880 read as follows: Daniel (51) farmer; Bridget(50) wife, keeping home; Mary (19), at home; Daniel C., (18) farmlaborer; John (16) working on farm; Frank (12); Edward (9); Lizzie (7);Allis R. (should be Alice), (4). Daniel and Bridget were born in Irelandas were their parents. All of the children were born in Ohio (Conway.doc10).

CENSUS-1900: The 1900 census for the Daniel C. Conway family of Newton,KS reads as follows: Daniel C. born March 1864, age 35, married for 9years. He was born in Ohio and both his parents were from Ireland. Hewas a railroad conductor and owned his own home. His wife, listed asMamie E. (which I believe was a misspelling of her name, Mary), was bornJan 1869, 31 years old, married for 9 years. She had 3 children all ofwhom were alive in 1900. She was born in OH as were both of herparents. Edward F. was born in May 1892 in KS, Leo D. C. was born in Aug1894 in KS, and Mary I. was born in June 1899 in KS (Conway. doc 9).

CENSUS-1910: The 1910 census for the Daniel Conway family of Newton, KSreads as follows: Daniel C. (47), Mary E. , his wife (42) have beenmarried for 19 years. By 1910 they had 5 children all of whom wereliving. Their children include: Edward (18), Leo D. C. (13), Isabelle(10), Camillus (5), and William J. (3). Daniel was born in Ohio as washis wife Mary E. All of their children were born in KS. Also livingwith them was a boarder by the name of Kathrine Kelly, age 35, born in OHand was a teacher (Conway.doc 7).

Confirmed 10/3/1876 St Martins Brown OH.

CENSUS-1920: The 1920 census for the Daniel Conway family of Newton, KSreads as follows: Dan C. (57), Mary Ellen, his wife (55) and children,Leo D. (25), Mary (20), Camillus A. (15), and William (13). Both Dan andMary Ellen were born in Ohio. Dan's parents were both born in Ireland.Mary Ellen's parents were born in OH. Dan and Mary Ellen's children wereborn in KS (Conway.doc 6).

OCCUPATION: According to his wife's obituary, Daniel was a conductor onthe Santa Fe railroad (Conway.doc 13).

OBITUARY: The obituary for D. C. Conway read as follows, " D. C. Conwaypassed away this morning at 8:30 o'clock at Axtell hospital. His funeralwill be at St. Mary's church, Tuesday morning, at 10 o'clock.

Dan Conway was a prominently known citizen of this community and aveteran in the Santa Fe railroad service having been thirty-seven yearsin service. Thirty-four years of this time he was a conductor and forthe past twenty-four years he had been conductor with a run south toPurcell. His judgment and counsel had been sought in many importantaffairs of the Santa Fe company. He had served in various offices andwas held in the highest esteem both by Santa Fe officials and by hisrailroad associated and many other friends in Newton and elsewhere. Hehad been vice president of the Railroad, Building, Loan and Savingsassociation for the past fifteen years and was always active in the bestinterests of the community, as a citizen. The Kansan will publish anobituary which will tell more in detail of his useful life.

Those who survive Mr. Conway are his wife, daughter, Isabelle, and sons,Edward, who is in Cincinnati, Dan Jr., of Newton, and Camellus andWilliam in the home circle, and his brother Will and sisters Josephineand Dottie of Newton and Frank of Wichita" (Conway.doc 19). Note: I didnot enter residence information from this obit for Josephine because I'mnot sure if she was called Joanna.

Another obituary for D. C. Conway reads as follows, " Obituary --D. C.Conway. the funeral of D. C. Conway was held at St. Mary's churchTuesday morning at 10 o'clock with a requiem mass at which Rt. Rev. Msgr.M. Maguire was celebrant, Rev. A. H. Walsh of Heisington, Kan, deacon andRev. Francis Dombrowsky, sub-deacon. A ladies quartette of the choirsang the mass and the hymns, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Take UpThy Cross and Follow Me."

A wealth of most beautiful flowers arranged in sprays, baskets and floralpieces from Santa Fe officials, employees, organizations, and friends andthe large number present at the service, were silent testimonials of thehigh esteem in which Mr. Conway was held. Many present had come from adistance to pay their respects to one beloved in life. The men whocarried his casket to its resting place in St. Mary's cemetery werechosen from the organizations of which he was a member, R. L. Hogan,Thomas Savage, Co. P. M. Hosington, W. R. Monroe, C. P. O'Dowd and HiranCunningham.

The birth of Dan Conway was at Martinsville, Ohio, on March 22, 1863, andit was there he lived during his boyhood days. At the age of 21 he cameto Kansas with the parental family and their home was on section 10 inDarlington tonwnship. It was a little later that he began a service forthe Santa Fe which continued for thirty-seven consecutive years and forthirty-five years of this time he had taken a train out of Newton on hisrun south. There is scarcely a traveler, who has frequented this road,who did not know this conductor. Always courteous and accommodating onduty, always loyal to his company as well as his service class--theemployees, from the officials of the great Santa Fe system down to theporters on his train, the memory of Dan Conway will always be cherishedand no veteran conductor has ever been more popular nor will there be anywho will be missed more than he.

Of Mr. Conway's activity in the Railroad, Building, Loan and Savingsassociation of which he was a founder, Col. P. M. Hoisington secretaryand treasurer of the association says: "Dan Conway was an active factorin this association which was first known as the Railroad Loan & Savingscompany in 1896, at which time he was elected assistant superintendent ofagencies and the following January he was chosen director and in 1907vice president which position he held until death.

"During this quarter of a century, he was always faithful and attentive,making sacrifices of time and convenience to attend meetings. He was aloyal and consistent official and as a friend he will be greatly missedby his associates."

Mr. Conway was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus of Wichita,but was an active member of the Newton K. of C. council and a faithfulmember of St. Mary's Church, and the virtues and strength of hisChristian character were evidenced to those ministering to him in thelast eight weeks of an illness that occasioned intense suffering. Hemade a brave struggle to regain health but had that peace of perfectreconcilement to the will of God.

It was on January 7, 1891 at Pueblo, Colorado that Dan C. Conway wasunited in marriage to Miss Mamie Birrer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AnthonyBirrer and in the family circle besides his wife are left to mourn hisloss, his son, **Edward of Cincinnati, daughter, Isabelle, and sons, LeoD., Camillus and William of Newton, his brothers Frank, who is aprominently known conductor on the Wichita and Western road, and whosehome is in Wichita and Will who for many years was a conductor on theSanta Fe and sisters Joanna and Dottie of Newton and he also had a littlegrandson, Camillus Conway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Conway.

The home ties in the parental life of Dan Conway had been strong andendearing and the same love and devotion was always evident in his ownhome circle with his wife and five children and he had the comfort ofhaving his family and brothers and sisters with him during the illnesswhich terminated his life on Saturday morning, April 29, at 8:20 atAxtell hospital.

Always thoughtful and kind to those in trouble or sorrowing, his manyacts of kindness have extended far and hear and so unostentatious havebeen these acts, that it is doubtful if many but those benefited by hisgenerosity have really known of his many deeds of goodness. As a citizenhe was ready at all times to do this share in any project or promotionfor the best interests of the community (Conway.doc 22).

A newspaper item stated that "Relatives of Mrs. D. C. Conway who arrivedyesterday on account of the death of D. C. Conway and who will remain forthe funeral Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, are Mrs. A. Birrer, Mr. andMrs. Hugh Gibbens and Ed Birrer of Pueblo and Michael Kelly of OklahomaCity. Friends of the family, who will be here this evening are, Mr. andMrs. W. K. Etter, of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Jansen of Emporia"(Conway.doc 23)

Family bible had year of birth as 1862. Tombstone and othe records show birth as 3/22/1863 . CA Conway had death as 4/29/1922

Was also a founder Vice President and director of The Railroad Building Loan and Savings Association in Newton Ks 1898-1922

met wife in Newton Ks. dans family moved to Ks about 1883

was a conductor for the Santa Fe railroad in Ok and Ks. Charter member for the Knights of Columbus in Newton
Ks.Also a lobbyist in Ks State Legislature.

Also came acquainted with the James brothers of notoriety.


Mary Ellen(Mayme) Birrer

1 CEME St. Mary's, Newton, KS


GEOGRAPHY: According tohttp://www.crosswinds.net/~ohhistorical/townshipsmz.html, White Oaktownship is in Highland county, OH. According to the site the initialWWW site referred me to, http://scioto.org/OHGenWeb/statedocs/vital.html,Highland county originated in 1805 and its parent counties were Ross,Adams, and Clermont. Hillsboro is the county seat of Highland county.Just as an aside, Clinton county, where Daniel C. Conway was bornoriginated in 1810 and was carved out of Highland and Warren county. Thecounty seat of Clinton is Willmington. Highland and Clinton countiesadjoin each other.

CENSUS-1900: The 1900 census for the Daniel C. Conway family of Newton,KS reads as follows: Daniel C. born March 1864, age 35, married for 9years. He was born in Ohio and both his parents were from Ireland. Hewas a railroad conductor and owned his own home. His wife, listed asMamie E. (which I believe was a misspelling of her name, Mary), was bornJan 1869, 31 years old, married for 9 years. She had 3 children all ofwhom were alive in 1900. She was born in OH as were both of herparents. Edward F. was born in May 1892 in KS, Leo D. C. was born in Aug1894 in KS, and Mary I. was born in June 1899 in KS (Conway. doc 9).

CENSUS-1910: The 1910 census for the DanielC. Conway family of Newton,KS reads as follows: Daniel C. (47), Mary E. , his wife (42) have beenmarried for 19 years. By 1910 they had 5 children all of whom wereliving. Their children include: Edward (18), Leo D. C. (13), Isabelle(10), Camillus (5), and William J. (3). Daniel was born in Ohio as washis wife Mary E. All of their children were born in KS. Also livingwith them was a boarder by the name of Kathrine Kelly, age 35, born in OHand was a teacher (Conway.doc 7).

CENSUS-1920: The 1920 census for the Daniel Conway family of Newton, KSreads as follows: Dan C. (57), Mary Ellen, his wife (55) and children,Leo D. (25), Mary (20), Camillus A. (15), and William (13). Both Dan andMary Ellen were born in Ohio. Dan's parents were both born in Ireland.Mary Ellen's parents were born in OH. Dan and Mary Ellen's children wereborn in KS (Conway.doc 6).

CEMETERY: According to her funeral record (Conway.doc 12), Mary Ellendied at Villa Maria, Diocesan Care home, in Mulvane, Sedgwick, KS. Shehad lived there for 3 years, 6 months.

SSN: She did not have a social security number (Conway.doc 12).

OBITUARY: "Mrs. Mary Conway, 89, early-day Newton resident, diedSaturday at the Villa Marie Home for the Aged in Mulvane. She had beenliving there for the past three and a half years. Mrs. Conway was thewidow of Daniel C. Conway, former Santa Fe conductor, whose deathoccurred in 1922. They were married Jan. 7, 1889 in Pueblo, Colo. Mrs.Conway was born Jan. 7, 1868 in White Oak, Ohio, the daughter of Anthonyand Isabel Bierer. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, thealtar Society and the Daughters of Isabella. Survivors include threesons, Camilles A. of Kenilworth, Ill., Edward F. of Memphis, Tenn., andLeo Dan of Pueblo; one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Timmerman of Seguin, Tex.,four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Another son, WilliamJ., died in 1947. funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9:30A.M. at St. Mary's Church. Msgr. J. G. Herrman will officiate andburial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The rosary will be recited todayat 8 P.M. at Draper's Funeral Home.


William Henry(Bita) Timmermann

a Henry Timmermann shows b1/29/1894 d 1/1970 in Seguin Tx


Mary Isabelle Conway

CENSUS-1900: The 1900 census for the Daniel Conway family of Newton, KSreads as follows: Daniel C. born March 1864, age 35, married for 9years. He was born in Ohio and both his parents were from Ireland. Hewas a railroad conductor and owned his own home. His wife, listed asMamie E. (which I believe was a misspelling of her name, Mary), was bornJan 1869, 31 years old, married for 9 years. She had 3 children all ofwhom were alive in 1900. She was born in OH as were both of herparents. Edward F. was born in May 1892 in KS, Leo D. C. was born in Aug1894 in KS, and Mary I. was born in June 1899 in KS (Conway. doc 9).

CENSUS-1910: The 1910 census for the Daniel Conway family of Newton, KSreads as follows: Daniel C. (47), Mary E. , his wife (42) have beenmarried for 19 years. By 1910 they had 5 children all of whom wereliving. Their children include: Edward (18), Leo D. C. (13), Isabelle(10), Camillus (5), and William J. (3). Daniel was born in Ohio as washis wife Mary E. All of their children were born in KS. Also livingwith them was a boarder by the name of Kathrine Kelly, age 35, born in OHand was a teacher (Conway.doc 7).

CENSUS-1920: The 1920 census for the Daniel Conway family of Newton, KSreads as follows: Dan C. (57), Mary Ellen, his wife (55) and children,Leo D. (25), Mary (20), Camillus A. (15), and William (13). Both Dan andMary Ellen were born in Ohio. Dan's parents were both born in Ireland.Mary Ellen's parents were born in OH. Dan and Mary Ellen's children wereborn in KS (Conway.doc 6).

Has Mo SSDI under Isabelle Timmermann