George Emery Conley [RG0897.AM]


RG0897.AM:  George Emery Conley, 1832-1906

Papers: 1876-1917
Nonpareil, Box Butte, Nebraska:
Size: One folder


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.


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.


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
Hall County (Nebraska)
Hill, Sarah Annette (Moats), 1900-1985
Moats, Florence Antoinette (Conley), 1865-1937

Revised TMM      09-30-2017


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