CHARLES J. CONLON
CHARLES J. CONLON, a prominent attorney of Atchison who is now serving his second term as county attorney is a native of the Empire State. He was born at Orwell, Oswego County, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1860 and is a son of James and Anna (BOWEN) Conlon, the former a native of New York and the latter of Ireland.
Anna Bowen, when she was thirteen years of age. James Conlon was born in Oneida County, N. Y. and was a son of Charles Conlon, a native of Ireland, who immigrated to America in1814 and settled in Oneida County where he spent the remainder of his life. James Conlon grew to manhood in Oneida County and in 1859 was married and about a year later removed to Oswego County, bought a farm and followed farming there until 1867. He then returned to Oneida County, where he remained until 1870 when he came to Kansas locating in Atchison County. He bought a farm about a mile and one-half southwest of the city of Atchison where he was successfully engaged in farming and stock raising until about a year prior to his death, Nov. 1, 1809, at the age of seventy-three. He was a very successful farmer and a highly respected citizen, and at the time of his death owned 200 acres of valuable land, which is still owned by the Conlon family. He was a life-long Democrat and a member of the Catholic Church. His wife died Sept. 22, 1898, aged sixty-three years. They were the parents of the following children:
Anna M. married Peter DONOVAN now deceased and three children were born to this union, Peter, Fredrick and Charles and after the death of her first husband, Anna M. married John McINTEER, who is also now deceased and she resides in Atchison;
Charles J., the subject of this sketch;
William H. resides on the old homestead; John F., farmer, Atchison; James D., plumber, St. Louis, MO;
Letitia M. McKENNA, Denver, Colo. and Fred J. died in Atchison at the age of thirty-three years. He was a machinist and well and favorably known in Atchison County. Charles J. Conlon was educated in the public schools, St. Benedict's College, Atchison, Kan., and Whitestown Seminary, Whitestown, N.Y., graduating from the latter institution in the class of 1882. He then entered the law department of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, Mich., and was graduated in the class of 1884 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He then engaged in the practice of his profession at Atchison, Kan., and has continued in the practice to the present time. He was elected county attorney of Atchison County in 1912 and reelected to succeed himself in 19814. Mr. Conlon is a capable lawyer and is a fair and fearless prosecutor. Mr. Conlon was united in marriage Feb. 14, 1903 to Miss Mae FLANIGAN, a native of Oswego County, N. Y.
John F. Conlon, farmer, was born Oct. 15, 1865 in the town of Orwell, Oswego County, N. Y. He was educated in the common schools of his native town and
later attended the Whitestown Seminary at Whitestown, N.Y. After coming to Atchison County, Kansas in 1885 with his parents he studied at St. Benedict's
College. He remained with his parents on the home farm southwest of Atchison until their death and managed the estate for several years thereafter successfully.