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    L. E. CONWAY

    L. E. CONWAY, a representative citizen, farmer and stock raiser, of Newberry Township, owning 105 acres of good land, is a native of this township, having been born two miles northeast of Covington, October 14, 1857. His parents were John and Mary (Tobias) Conway, and his maternal grandfather was Michael Tobias. His father died in Iowa. His mother lives in Covington, Ohio.

    In his youth the subject of this sketch attended the district schools near his grandfather's farm, and graduated from the Covington High School in the class of 1879. He taught several terms of school in Newberry Township, and it was here that he spent some of the happiest days of his life, and he looks back to this time as an oasis in life's journey. His chosen occupation through life has been farming, and his property gives evidence of his sound judgment and his practical methods of work. With the assistance of his son he raises grain and bay and some of the best stock produced in Newberry Township, having raised as much as 1,800 bushels of wheat in one season on his ground and on Mr. Mummert's farm. He has always been a citizen of Newberry Township, although he has made one trip to California and one to Nebraska, having visited besides a number of other western States.

    Mr. Conway was married first to Miss Catherine Seas, who died in 1893, leaving five children, namely: Arthur Scott, who resides on one of his father's farms and who married Myrtle Wise, by whom has three children-Luther, Naomi and Lawson; and Clarence Minton, Edith Edel, Ruth Naomi and Frances May. Mr. Conway was married (second) to Mrs. Mary Shomber Cassel, a widow, and one son was born to this union, Lee Edward, who died when four years old. Mrs. Conway has two daughters by her first marriage; Nora, who is the wife of Harman Miller, and Florence, who is the wife of Forrest Shellebarger. Mr. Conway has been able to give all his living children a good education, Clarence Minton, Edith Edel and Ruth Naomi having graduated from the Covington High School, while Frances May has just completed the first year in the high school. Clarence has taught school for several terms, and at present is completing a course in the commercial college at Piqua. Mr. Conway, his wife and all his children are members of the Upper Stillwater Church of the Brethren, in which he is a deacon. Raised a Lutheran, he has never regretted identifying himself with the Church of the Brethren.

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