When William M Conger was born on 16 August 1861, in Putnam, Missouri, United States, his father, James Conger, was 41 and his mother, Elisabeth Lowe, was 34. He married Margaret Lemon about 1888, in Natoma, Osborne, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Black Hawk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Logan Township, Burt, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 May 1950, in Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States.