Adair County Obituaries
The Adair County News, April 17, 1912
Memorial [to T. J. Conover].
On April 5th, 1912, the death angel visited the vicinity of Garlin, and claimed for its victim dear grandpa.
T.J. Conover was born Oct., 29, 1836, making him 75 years, 5 months and 6 days when the end came.
He was twice married, his first wife being Susana Bryant, and to this union twelve children were born. His second wife was Maud Salle, who still survives him.
He professed faith in Christ in his early life and joined the Baptist Church at Columbia, in which he lived a consistent member until the end came.
A little over two years ago he was stricken with paralysis and lay helpless until his death, but he bore his affliction with patience, and said it was the Lord's will that he should suffer that way. But as Jesus took pity on the paralytic and healed him, he saw fit to call dear grandpa from the suffering of this disease and make him a shining angel up in heaven.
He leaves a wife and twelve children to mourn for him. All that loving hearts could do was done, but God saw fit to take him form this sinful old world, and place him in paradise.
This last farewell we must all say to you,
Indeed, 'tis sad, but more sad would be
If your life had not been true.
You have left a dark and sinful world
For a bright home above,
Where sickness and trouble come not,
But all is peace and love...
-- A Niece.