Oliver Frank Conklin


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1. Mary Leslie Mayhugh

Oliver Frank Conklin 1 2

  • Born: 29 Aug 1869, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH
  • Marriage (1): Mary Leslie Mayhugh on 30 Mar 1908 in Bronx, Bronx, NY, USA
  • Died: 2 Feb 1937, Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, USA at age 67 1 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 4 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 233 West 11th Street: Oliver O. Conklin, general manager of electric works, 50, living with wife Mary L., 43; daughter Elma May, 9; and maid Minnie Hobbs, 37. The Conklins and their parents were born in Ohio. Minnie and her parents were born in Michigan.

2. Obituary: Palm Beach Post: obituary of Oliver Conklin on 3 Feb 1937 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, USA. 1 Oliver Conklin Dies At Resort
Oliver Frank Conklin, 67, of 342 Coconut Row, Palm Beach, died at his home at about 5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon following a long illness. He was a prominent realtor here having been associated in business with his wife, Mrs. Hazel Conklin, for years. Mr. Conklin also was known as an inventor. Mr. and Mrs. Conklin came here 17 years ago from Cincinnati. They have lived at Palm Beach since 1924. The body will be sent to Orlando, accompanied by the wife, for funeral services. The Mizell-Simon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

3. Obituary: Cincinnati Enquirer: obituary of O. F. Conklin on 5 Feb 1937 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. 3 O. F. CONKLIN
Services Held In Florida For Former Cincinnati Inventor.
Services were held yesterday in Palm Beach, Fla., for O. F. Conklin, former Cincinnati inventor and manufacturer, who died at his home in Palm Beach, where he had been living for the last 10 years. Born in Cincinnati in 1870, he was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Conklin, former teacher in the public schools. Educated here, he left the city as a young man to become associated successively with the Robbins and Meyers Company, Springfield, Ohio, and Dayton Fan and Motor Company, Dayton, Ohio. He later became President and general manager of the Remy Electric Company, Anderson, Ind. Recently he had been engaged in the real estate business in Palm Beach. Conklin was accredited with improved electric motors for cleaners and revolving fans, and the first electric automobile self-starters. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hazel Conklin; a son, Oliver, Pardin, N. J.; a daughter, Miss Alma Conklin, Lafayette, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Kate T. Hitchens, Norwood, and Mrs. Mamie Sibett, Phoenix, Ariz., and two nephews, Robert Hitchens, Norwood, and Arthur Hitchens, Bellevue, Ky.

Oliver married Mary Leslie Mayhugh on 30 Mar 1908 in Bronx, Bronx, NY, USA. (Mary Leslie Mayhugh was born on 11 Nov 1876 in , Hancock, OH, USA, died on 28 Nov 1932 in Anderson, Madison, IN and was buried on 1 Dec 1932 in Anderson: Maplewood Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States.)


1 <i>Palm Beach Post</i> (Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida.), 3 Feb 1937, page 1. Obituary of Oliver Conklin.

2 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Alma M. Beeker, father Oliver Coniklin, mother Mary Mayhugh, informant Ross Beeker husband.

3 <i>Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH)</i>, 5 Feb 1937, page 3. Obituary of O. F. Conklin.

4 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFW6-G31 Oliver O Conklin, Anderson Ward 2, Madison, Indiana, United States; citing ED 104, sheet 12A, line 20, family 273.

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