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Benjamin WICKHAM Jr.
(Abt 1809-Bet 1866/1868)
Mary Elizabeth RIDDLE
(Abt 1830-Aft 1885)
Francis "Frank" Edward CONKLIN
(Abt 1851-Abt 1900)
Jerusha Anna WICKHAM
(Abt 1857-Bef 1900)


Family Links

1. Edna Mae COFFMAN

Roy David CONKLIN 1

  • Born: 16 Dec 1888, Concordia, Cloud Co, KS 2
  • Marriage (1): Edna Mae COFFMAN on 11 Aug 1915 in St. Paul, Howard Co, NE 1
  • Died: 25 Aug 1958, Avoca, Pottawattamie Co, IA at age 69 3
  • Buried: 28 Aug 1958, Graceland Cem, Avoca, Pottawattamie Co, IA 4

bullet  General Notes:

FAMILY HISTORY FROM PATRICIA CONKLIN ZUPAN: Patricia's grandfather, Roy, told her that he was orphaned at about age 12. Roy, along with his brothers and sisters, was placed in an orphanage at York, York Co, NE at the age of about 12. He said he ran away from the orphanage and worked as a farmhand and a cowboy at different cattle ranches in western NE and made it on his own.

1900 NE CENSUS, York Co, Lockridge Twp, Mother's Jewel's Home:
David "Tammen", 13, inmate, b. June 1886, b. KS, attended school.
(Also listed on the census were the following females: "Aho Taman",10, b. 1890 NE; "Ono Taman", 8, b. 1892 NE; Elizabeth "Taman", 5, b. 1895, NE.)

MOTHER'S JEWELS ORPHANAGE, York Co, NE: listed as David LeRoy Tammen in records (but probably David Roy Conklin) According to the orphanage records he was taken by a Mrs. Margaret Tappert of Oshkosh, (Garden Co.), Neb. on June 20, 1900. He had arrived at the orphanage on April 6, 1900.

Roy David Conklin, b. Dec. 16, 1888 in Kansas City, KS; address: Brewster, Blaine Co, NE; employed as a rancher by P. C. Erickson of Brewster, NE; married; wife and child depend upon him for financial support; claimed exemption from draft due to cataract of eyes; medium height, medium build, blue eyes, sandy hair.

Name: Conklin, Roy David
Birth Date: 16 Dec 1888
Birth Place: Kansas City KS
City/County: Blaine
State: NE
Ethnicity: W

1920 NE, Sheridan Co, Antioch village:
"Ray D. Cauklin", 30, b. NE, father b. Canada (English), mother b. IL, carpenter, contracting;
wife Emma(?), 20, b. IA; father b. PA, mother b. VA;
dau. Della M., 4, b. MO;
son Franklin L., 1-7/12, b. NE.
The father of both children was b. NE and the mother b. IA.

1930 IA CENSUS, Pottawattamie Co, Knox Twp:
Roy D. Conklin, rent $10, 41, married age 26, b. NE, parents b. KS, farm laborer;
wife Edna M., 31, married age 16, b. IA, parents b. IA;
dau. Della M, 14, b. NE;
son Frank L., 11, b. NE;
dau. Darlene E., 5, b. IA.
The father of all children was b. KS and the mother b. IA.

1940 IA CENSUS, Pottawattamie Co, Knox Twp, Avoca town:
Roy Conklin, 51, 4th, b. KS, 1935: Pottawattamie Co, IA, laborer, road improvement;
Edna, wife, 41, 8th, b. IA, 1935: Pottawattamie Co, IA;
Darlene, dau, 15, attended school, H-2, b. IA.

NEWSPAPER: Council Bluffs Nonpareil (IA), June 30, 1945: Roy D. Conklin & Edna M. Conklin bought W 1/2 of lots 1,2,3, block 13, original plat, town Avoca, $575.

OBIT: Council Bluffs Nonpareil (IA), Aug 27, 1958: Avoca - Roy David Conklin, 69, of Avoca, died Monday in a Harlan hospital. He had been in ill health but a short time with a heart condition. Conklin, who was born in Kansas, had lived in Avoca since 1924. He was a retired railroad employee. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Berthusen Funeral Home in Avoca. The Rev. Robert Yoak of Mitchellville will officiate and burial will be in the Avoca Cemetery. Survivors are: widow, Edna; two daughters, Mrs. Wilson Derby of Stockton, CA, and Mrs. Marion Christensen of Marshalltown; one son, Frank, of Omaha; one brother W. O. White of Grand Island, NE; and 12 grandchildren.

OBIT: Harlan Tribune (IA), Aug. 29, 1958: Roy Conklin, 69, Avoca, died Aug. 25 at the Harlan, IA hospital.

Name: Frank Leroy Conklin
Last Residence: 68137 Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, USA
BORN: 1 Aug 1918
Died: 17 Mar 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Nebraska (Before 1951)


Roy married Edna Mae COFFMAN, daughter of Charles C. COFFMAN and Katie Alena ANSTINE, on 11 Aug 1915 in St. Paul, Howard Co, NE.1 (Edna Mae COFFMAN was born on 17 Dec 1900 in Harlan, Shelby Co, IA,5 died on 26 Oct 1999 in Harlan, Shelby Co, IA 6 and was buried in Graceland Cem, Avoca, Pottawattamie Co, IA 4.)



1 Info from Patrica Conklin Zupan.

2 WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

3 Obituary of Roy David Conklin (Council Bluffs Iowa Nonpereil, Aug 27, 1958).

4 Iowa Genealogical Society, 1982, Pottawattamie Co, IA Cemeteries.

5 Social Security Death Index.

6 Obituary of Edna Mae Cofffman Conklin (The Daily Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, IA, Oct. 28, 1999).

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