Clipped From Iowa City Press-Citizen
, Mr w. H. Conant Tt prominent j Iowm cjty newspaper and busi-roof, ness .3 f or nearly half a cen- ; , W.H.C0NANT 1 PASSES AWAY Prominent in Newspaper, Business Circles In Iowa City tury passed away suddenly at a i hospital in Quincy, III, this mom- : ins. a victim or excessive neat. Mr. Conant, member of prom- ir.ent pioneer family, wss bora near Lewiston. Maine, and came to the midwest from Troy. N. Y- when he was 21 years of age. He set- t:ed first in P.ock Island county. EL, and then came to Iowa taty to engage in newspaper work, for several year serving as editor of the Iowa City Republican near the turn of the century. He was associated in newspaper work later with the Minneapolis Tribune and the Davenport Democrat. In other business activities he was associated wun me t-ran and Cannon Co, and the Boerner-Fry Co. About three months ago he joined the Kalo Stock Remedy Co. at Quincy, serving as manager oi the credit and collection department. Mr. Conant was prominent in republican politics in Iowa for many years and recently was asked to join the publicity staff of the national republican committee in Chicago. Besides his widow, Sophia Conant, 1025 East Washington street, Mr. Conant is survived by two sons, Walter of Winterset and Theodore at St Paul; two daughters, Berniece, at home, and Mrs. C. W. Helm of Iowa City. Two brothers, one in Seattle and the other in Lewiston, Maine, and a sister in Maine, and four grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. The remains will be sent here to the Hohenschuh mortuary.