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Transcribed biography of Garrett D. Conover

GARRETT D. CONOVER, D. D. S. - A successful practicing dentist of Valparaiso, Indiana, Garrett D. Conover, was born in Bradford, Illinois, on October 6, 1895, the son of Ransom and Mattie (Dille) Conover, the former of whom was a native of Bradford and the latter of Valparaiso, Indiana. The maternal grandparents were Calvin and Martha Dille, early residents of Valparaiso and the former of whom was a veteran of the Civil war. At the time of his death he was serving as justice of the peace, and for a number of years he was town marshal of Valparaiso. The paternal grandparents were Garrett and Mary Conover of Bradford, Illinois, and were among the pioneer settlers of that neighborhood. To the parents of our subject were born two children, the other being Genevieve, who is now the wife of E. B. English.

Garrett D. Conover was educated in Bradford and also the Valparaiso High School; in 1923 he took his degree of D. D. S. at the University of Michigan, and began practice in August of that year in Valparaiso. He enlisted for military service December 12, 1917, and was assigned to the ordnance department and ordered to Camp Dodge, at Des Moines, Iowa. He remained there until March 29, 1918, and at that time sailed from Hoboken on the steamship Northern Pacific, and landed at Brest on April 8, 1918. He subsequently served at Mehun, one of the largest ordance depots in France, During these services he was a member of Company C, Second Provisional Ordnance Depot Battalion, and at this time he was promoted to the rank of ordnance sergeant. After leaving Mehun his contingent assisted in establishing a large ammunition depot at Issoudon, and he remained at this post until ordered to Mehun at the time of the armistice. He returned to this country by way of the Mediterranean from Nice, France, July 27, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Sherman. In the fall of the same year he entered the University of Michigan.

His marriage was to Sadye, daughter of William and Louise Tapsun of Marlette, Michigan. Mrs. Conover is a graduate nurse of the University of Michigan. To their union was born a son, William Garrett.

Doctor Conover is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Society, Northwestern Indiana Dental Society, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Odd Fellows. Mrs. Conover is a member of the Women's Club and the Daughters of Rebecca.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 249-250

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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