Earnest Haryle Conoway

15 December 1926–7 March 2015 (Age 88)
Sheffield, Colbert, Alabama, United States

The Life of Earnest Haryle

When Earnest Haryle Conoway was born on 15 December 1926, in Sheffield, Colbert, Alabama, United States, his father, Robert Mack Conway, was 35 and his mother, Etta Lou Ann Barnes, was 32. He married William Ruth Maddox on 8 December 1946, in Colbert, Alabama, United States. He lived in DeKalb, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Fort Payne, DeKalb, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 7 March 2015, in Sheffield, Colbert, Alabama, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Colbert Memorial Gardens, Tuscumbia, Colbert, Alabama, United States.

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Earnest Haryle Conoway
William Ruth Maddox
Marriage: 8 December 1946

Spouse and Children

8 December 1946
Colbert, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Robert Lathan Conaway


    Troy Lionel Conway


    Larue Lucendy Conaway



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 15

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  

Age 24

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Con, bold, and waeg, a way, a passage, meaning a bold passage

Sources (3)

  • Ernest Conway in household of Robert M Conway, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earnest H Conoway in household of Robert M Conoway, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ernest Haryel Conway in entry for Larry Steve Farris and Donna Sue Conway, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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