Joseph Conyac was born in Canada on October 29, 1857, and departed this life March 8, 1949, at Stockton, Kansas, at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 9 days. At the age of seven years, he moved with his parents, two brothers and four sisters to Irwin, Illinois. On January 2, 1881, he was united in marriage to Marie Clementine Newell. To this union eleven children were born. Three preceded him in death, two sons Emile and Eddie, and a daughter, Mrs. Eddie Baker.
In 1886, he and his family moved to Kansas where they lived on a farm in Graham County. In June 1911, his wife passed away.
In 1917, he married Julia LaValley and in 1919 they moved to Marshall, Minnesota, where he made his home until December 1948, when his health failed.
He moved to Kansas to be with his children.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Mrs. Julia Conyac; three sons, Isadore, of Damar; George, of Stockton; and William, of Marshall, Minn.; five
daughters, Mrs. Anthony Desbien, of Damar; Mrs. Phil Desmarteau, of Stockton; Mrs. Wm. Pagan, of Jewell; Mrs. Ed Price, of Bolivar, Mo.; and Mrs. Harlan
Barmore, of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Calkin, of Illinois; 36 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; also
a host of other realatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the St. Joseph's church in Damar Wednesday, March 10, at nine a. m. and he was laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery at
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