Alpheus Alonzo Conover

12 June 1842–10 July 1908 (Age 66)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Alpheus Alonzo

When Alpheus Alonzo Conover was born on 12 June 1842, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Wilson Conover, was 34 and his mother, Eveline B. Golden, was 34. He married Mary Emma Smith on 27 March 1863, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in White Pine, Nevada, United States in 1880 and Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1900. He died on 10 July 1908, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alpheus Alonzo Conover
Mary Emma Smith
Marriage: 27 March 1863
Hannah Cownover
Vera Jeanette Conover
Eva Conover

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1863Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 6
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 19
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Couwenhoven, a habitational name from the farmhouse Couwenhoven in Hoogland, Utrecht.History: Wolfert Gerritsz. (van Couwenhoven), settled in 1624–25 as one of the first immigrants from Amersfoort to New-Netherland. By the time the descendants of original Dutch settlers on Long Island had reached western PA, the name Couwenhoven had evolved into Conover.

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

    Story Highlight


                Alpheus Alonzo Conover was born 12 June 1842 in Golden’s Point, Hancock, Illinois to Peter Wilson and Eveline B. Golden Conover.              His father had joined the Church of Jesus Chri …

    Sources (28)

    • Alpheus A Conover, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alpheus A Conover in household of Rodney D Swagg, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alphens A Conover in entry for Zeno L Hemphill and Eva Shaw, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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