Conologue, Joseph Leo (Unknown - April 3, 1958)

Last Rites Held for Leo

Conologue at St. James Monday

Unknown - April 10, 1958

Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. James Catholic church for Joseph Leo Conologue, 73, who died April 3, at Munkres Nursing Home after an illness of three years. Father Martin Collet officiated and interment was in the family plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Cheyenne.

Mr. Conologue came to Glendo in a covered wagon from Cheyenne with his parents when but two months of age. His father filed on a homestead on Horseshoe Creek and Leo got his education in a country school there with Mrs. Maude Cooper as teacher. He rode five miles to school on a burro.

Leo worked in and around Glendo at various jobs and in 1909, he became foreman of the Stirrup ranch, which position he held for 21 years. The Stirrup was owned by his uncle, John Moran.

On March 30, 1910, he was united in marriage with Anna Murray of Cheyenne. to this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Moneta McKeever, of West Lost Angeles, Cal., who survives. Also surviving are three grandsons, and a foster brother, Elmer of Douglas.

Pall bearers were Tom Walker, J.B. Sullivan, Rhea Tillard, Floyd Turner, E.W. Robertson and Keith Rider.

Leo Conologue Died Here Last


Douglas Enterprise - April 8, 1958

Leo Conologue, long time rancher in the Glendo country, died last Thursday at the Munkres Rest Home. He had been a resident there for the past two years.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the St. James Catholic Church. A Rosary Service was held Sunday evening in Stark's Chapel.

Pallbearers were Floyd Turner, Dr. Robinson, Keith Rider, Tom Walker, Rhea Tillard and J.B. Sullivan.

Mr. Conologue was 73 years of age. He was born in Wellsville, New York, and came to Marshall, Colo., in 1886, with his parents. A year later the family moved to Glendo.

Mr. Conologue prepared his own obituary which will be published next week.


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