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RG0897.AM:  George Emery Conley, 1832-1906



Papers: 1876-1917

Nonpareil, Box Butte, Nebraska:

Size: One folder



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



George Emery Conley was born in New York on July 3, 1832. He married Mary Malvina Adams on October 26, 1859. They had four children: LeVant L., Angela A., George L. and Florence Antoinette (Mrs. Charles Moats). The family settled in Nebraska in the early 1870s near Scribner. Later they moved to Hall County and then to a farm near Hemingford in Box Butte County. Conley’s wife died in 1885. In 1906 George Conley went to live with his daughter Florence at Lead, South Dakota. He died there on August 16th, 1906. George Conley is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection contains weather records kept by George Conley for 1901, 1905, and 1906 for Nonpareil, Nebraska, and his account book with records of home and farm income and expenses, 1876-1906. The account book includes notations about the farm, bills, family life, names and address, and a page about the conflict between the cattlemen and the sheep man. In addition, there is a November 29, 1917 letter from L.B. Cornwell, Alliance, Nebraska, to Florence A. Moats (George Conley’s daughter), Lead, South Dakota, indicating he wants to purchase land that she owns in Box Butte County, Nebraska. Also included is a biographical sketch of Conley written by Sarah Moats Hill, Conley’s granddaughter.



INVENTORY



Papers, 1876-1917



 



Subject headings:



Agriculture — Economic aspects

Box Butte County (Nebraska) — Climate

Conley, George Emery, 1832-1906

Cornwell, L.B.

Dodge County (Nebraska)

Farm income

Farm life

Farming

Hall County (Nebraska)

Hill, Sarah Annette (Moats), 1900-1985

Moats, Florence Antoinette (Conley), 1865-1937

Weather



 



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