Robert Eli Conaway

Male19 October 1900–1 February 1971

Brief Life History of Robert Eli

When Robert Eli Conaway was born on 19 October 1900, in Niantic, Macon, Illinois, United States, his father, Rial Barker Conaway, was 22 and his mother, Charlotte Emma Foster, was 20. He married Ima Myrtle Lauderdale on 22 December 1921, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bloomington, Des Moines, Wisconsin, United States in 1940 and Conesville, Muscatine, Iowa, United States for about 21 years. He died on 1 February 1971, at the age of 70, and was buried in Conesville, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Eli Conaway
Ima Myrtle Lauderdale
Marriage: 22 December 1921
Robert Eugene Conaway
Garland Clyde Conaway
Ima May Conaway
Dorothy Fay Conaway
Gale Jean Conaway
Darrel Dewayne Conaway

Sources (30)

  • Robert Canaway in entry for Ima May Canaway, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Robert Conaway, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eliza Conaway in entry for Rial B Conaway, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1921Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

    Age 7

    The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 19

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Conway .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Robert Eli Conaway and Ima Myrtle Lauderdale, 1921 Marriage Record

    Name:Robert Eli Conaway Gender:Male Marital Status:Single Race:White Birth Place:Illinois Marriage Date:22 Dec 1921 Marriage Place:Washington, Iowa Father:Rial B. Conaway Mother:Emma Charlotte Foster …

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