Mary Sophia Conaway

1893–1975 (Age 81)
Blaine, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States

The Life of Mary Sophia

When Mary Sophia Conaway was born on 29 September 1893, in Blaine, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, her father, John Valentine Conaway, was 39 and her mother, Charity Allen, was 33. She married James Runneals on 31 July 1909, in United States. She lived in Spring Creek Township, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 June 1975, at the age of 81.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Mary Sophia Conaway
James Runneals
Marriage: 31 July 1909

Spouse & Children

31 July 1909
United States

Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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

Probably a spelling variant of Irish, Welsh, and Scottish Conway .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary S Conaway in household of John Conaway, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary S Conaway in household of John Conaway, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary S Conaway Gordon, "Find A Grave Index"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.