Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, October 7, 1967
Page 4 column 1
Fred Conger Dies In Hospital
Rites Monday For Retired Contractor
          A well known local man, Fred A. Conger, 85, of 106 W. Broadway, died today at 12:30a.m. at Major Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past one and one-half years.
          Mrs. Conger was a retired contractor.  He had held a partnership in the Phares and Conger Contracting Co, which had constructedmany building in Shelby County, especially schools.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church and a life member of Farmers Lodge No. 147 of Norristown.
          Born in Washington Township on Dec. 3, 1881, Mr. Conger was the son of  John Allen and  Matilda A. (Ross) Conger.  On Oct. 4, 1911, he married  Florence Higgins, who survives.
          Also surviving are five children, Mrs. Margaret Nading,  Richard Conge and  Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) Scott, all of Shelbyville;  Mrs. Mary LaGrange, Indianapolis, and  John E. Conger  of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a brother, Carey M.Conger of Albuquerque, N.M.
          Services will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary, with the Rev. E. David Frazier officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
September 13, 1917
Page 1
Passed  Away  at  Deaconess Hospital,
Indianapolis,  Wednesday  Evening
          Clyde D. Conger, an unmarried son of  Mr. and Mrs. John A. Conger, of Flat Rock, died in the Deaconess hospital in Indianapolis, Wednesday evening.  He had been in the hospital for 10 days.  His health was not good for a year.  He was born in Washington township in April, 1874, and never married, living with his parents during his life.  He was a splendid man in every respect.  He was a member of excellent standing in the Odd Fellows' lodge at Lewis Creek and of the Red Men's lodge at Flat Rock.  Two brothers are  Carey  and  Fred Conger, who live at Flat Rock.  The death of Mr. Conger is deeply regretted by the people of that part of the county.
          The funeral will be held in the M.E. church at Flat Rock, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The interment will be made in the cemetery there.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 10, 1912
Page 4 column 2
          Charlotte F. Conger, nee Peek, was born in Butler county, Ohio, August 16, 1841.  She came to Indiana with her parents when she was a child and lived in Shelby county most of her life.  She was married to  Thomas J. Conger, October 24, 1864, soon after he returned from the Union army.  To this union one son was born, who departed the earthly life in March, 1899.  She and her husband united with the church together under the ministry of Rev. J. F. Morgan, at Geneva, Indiana in 1870.  They had been schoolmates when children, in youth constant friends.  Friendship ripened into loving wedlock, they being betrothed when he enlisted in the army.  Sister Conger was of gentle spirit, very conscientious, but settled in her opinions when she had formed them.  She was an affectionate wife, an excellent home maker, a good neighbor, hospitable to friends and charitable to all in need.  The Lord's ministers were welcomed to her home without display, and she made us feel as welcome as the old prophet in the home of the Shunammite.  On August 30, 1912, her work ended, her arrangements all made for her departure, she asked that she be allowed to sleep on until she passed away.  Her request was complied with, and in gentle sleep she soon passed into eternal rest.  Funeral services were held at the home in Shelbyville, September 2nd, by the pastor, Rev. Sidebottom, and the writer.
F. M. Westhafer            
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, September 30, 1905
          Paul Conger,  died at the home of his father,  Josie Conger,  one and one-half miles east of the city, at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, aged twenty-three years, ten months and eight days.  Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Conger at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2nd, conducted by Rev. Mr. Deere, of the First Baptist church, of which church the deceased was a member.  The interment will be in Forest Hill in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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