Ward Leroy Conklin
b. 20 June 1883, d. 26 September 1943
- Ward Leroy Conklin was born on 20 June 1883 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
- Ward Leroy Conklin registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Erie County, New York, while living with his mother at 1076 West Avenue in Buffalo, employed there by R. W. Good & Company at 49 Niagara Street in the real estate business.
- Ward Leroy Conklin appeared in the 1924 Buffalo, New York, City Directory at 209 Linden Avenue listed as a salesman with R. W. Good & Co..
- The following appeared on 2 June 1927 in the Buffalo Evening News: Mrs. Anna A. Hudson of Crestwood avenue announces the engagement of her daughter Earldene L., to Mr. Ward L. Conklin, the wedding to take place in July.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1927 in the Buffalo Evening News: The marriage of Miss Earldene Lyall Hudson, daughter of Mrs. Anna A. Hudson, to Mr. Ward Leroy Conklin takes place Saturday, July 9, at Westminster chapel, the Rev. Samuel V. V. Holmes officiating. After September 1 Mr. Conklin and his bride will be at home at 95 Crosby avenue, Kenmore, N. Y.
- He married Earldene Lyall Hudson, daughter of John C. Hudson and Anna Adams, on 9 July 1927 in Buffalo, New York, by license issued on the 8th, with clergyman Samuel V. Holmes officiating. witnesses Margaret Southall and Lathrup P. Smith. At the time of their marriage, the groom was residing at the Buffalo Athletic Club, occupation mortgage loans, and the bride was living at 1 North Crestwood, employed as a private secretary. According to the license, it was the first marriage for both.
- The following appeared on 10 July 1927 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Among those who have recently entertained in honor of Miss Earldene L. Hudson whose marriage to Ward L. Conklin took place July 9th are Mrs. R. C. Fisher of Voorhees avenue, who entertained at bridge; Miss Norma Schaefer of Linwood avenue a handlerchief shower; Mrs. Oliver Clark Eyeington of Crestwood avenue at dinner; Mrs. S. M. Gaylord of Roble avenue at bridge; Mrs. H. G. Southall who gave a linen shower and garden party at her summer home at Bay Beach; Mrs. Clark M. Fleming entertained at dinner; Mrs. Allen J. Bundy a dinner at her home at Angola-on-the-Lake; Mrs.W. P. Adams and Miss Etta Earl of Lafayette avenue, a dinner of 20 covers; Miss Pearl Block of Anderson place a luncheon; Miss Edith Rogers of Ashland avenue a luncheon; Mrs. F. S. Nelson of Beverly road a kitchen shower; Mrs. William J. Ennis of North Park avenue a treasure hunt; Miss Mildred Henry and Miss Florence Stevenson who gave a dinner of twelve covers at Hotel Touraine; Mrs. E. E. Cavagnaro a dinner at the Westbrook; Mrs. Charles G. Berry, dinner and Mrs. Norman C. Sprickman, bridge.
- Ward Leroy Conklin and Earldene Lyall Hudson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Kenmore, Erie County, New York, at 95 Crosby Avenue. Other members of the household included Anna Adams.
- He was a bank and mortgage broker, according to the 1930 census.
- Ward Leroy Conklin appeared in the '1931 & 1934 Kenmore, New York, City Directory at 95 Crosby Avenue listed (with Earldene) as vice president & treasurer of Farnam-Rounds..
- Ward Leroy Conklin and Earldene Lyall Hudson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Kenmore, New York, at 95 Crosby Avenue. Other members of the household included Anna Adams.
- He was an insurance executive, according to the 1940 census.
- Ward Leroy Conklin died on 26 September 1943 at age 60 in Kenmore, Erie County, New York.
- Earldene Lyall Hudson became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 27 September 1943 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Ward L. Conklin, vice-president and treasurer of Farnam-Rounds Company, died suddenly at his home, 95 Crosby Avenue, Kenmore yesterday morning.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Conklin was the son of Charles and Margaret Hassey Conklin. After graduating from high school he entered the employ of the R. W. Goode Company and became a salesman, remaining about sixteen years. He then became associated with Deuel Lapey Company, establishing its real estate department.
Two years later he joined Farnam Rouinds Company, as vice-president and treasurer, which positions he held up to the time of his death.
Mr. Conklin was a member of the Greater Buffalo Advertising Club, the Automobile Club, Massena Lodge, 513 F. & A. M. of Massena; Adytum Chapter 235, R.A.M; Tancred Commandery, 80, K.T., and Ismailia Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. He also was an active member of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church and was on the board of trustees.
Surviving is his wife, Earldene Hudson Conklin. Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Lee J. Beynon of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Niagara Falls.
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