John Lawrence Conaway

Brief Life History of John Lawrence

When John Lawrence Conaway was born on 19 April 1899, in Niantic, Macon, Illinois, United States, his father, Rial Barker Conaway, was 21 and his mother, Charlotte Emma Foster, was 19. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Lanesville, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 27 October 1955, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Illiopolis, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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John Lawrence Conaway
1899–1955
Edith L. Davis
1901–1999

Sources (9)

  • John L Conaway in household of Rial Conaway, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Laurence Conaway, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Lawrence Conaway, "Find A Grave Index"

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1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Conway .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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