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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Peter Schenck Conover
Peter Schenck Conover of Chapel Hill died last Friday of a complication of diseases due to old age and a general breaking down of
his system. He was 78 years old and had been in poor health for several months. Mr. Conover would have been 79 years old to-day
and had he lived he would have celebrated his birthday with his daughter Elizabeth, which had been his custom for a number of years.
Mr. Conover was the son of Ann and Matthias Conover. On February 19th, 1845, he married Sarah, daughter of Deborah and the late
James Grover of Red Bank. He was born and had always lived in Monmouth county. At one time he owned a farm near Newman
Springs and he lived there a long time.
Mr. Conover leaves a widow and seven children. The children are William H. Conover of Red Bank; Sarah M., wife of James
Megee of Oceanic; Lina G., wife of John Eyles of Seabright; James G. Conover of Matawan; Mary A., widow of John L. Applegate
of Chapel Hill; Elizabeth, wife of John H. VanSchhoick of Lakewood, and Charles W. Conover, who is unmarried and lives at
home. Another son, John S. Conover, was killed in 1881 in a collision at the crossing of the two railroads at Matawan.
Eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive him.
The funeral was held on Monday in the chapel near his residence at Chapel Hill. The service was conducted by Rev. P. K.
Hageman of Middletown and he was assisted by Rev. W. H. J. Parker of Middletown. The body was buried in Fair View
cemetery. Mr. Conover's three sons and three son-in-laws acted as pall bearers.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, May 1, 1901
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