Conway, "Chick" (Unknown - 1918)

"Chick" Conway Dies at Merritt

Douglas Budget - May 9, 1918

The first death in Converse county's contingent in the National Army comes from Camp Merritt, M.J.B.E., Conway, who left last November for American Lake and was transferred a couple of months ago to the eastern camp, is the first contribution of this county to the honor death toll of the Nation.

No information has been received here of how his death resulted. The first word came from a friend of the dead man to friends here. A telegram to the military authorities at Camp Merritt brought back the news that his body was being shipped Monday to the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary A. Conway, at Coffeyville, Kas.

"Chick" Conway, as he was generally known, was employed for a long tie at Art Wiker's restaurant and was well liked by everyone who knew him. His restaurant experience was utilized in the army and he was in the subsistence department, being in charge of nineteen kitchens at Camp Merritt. In a letter received by Art Daniels about ten days ago "Chick" wrote in his usual optimistic mood, dwelling particularly upon the pleasure he had in attending a game at New York between the Giants and Brooklyn, he being an ardent baseball fan. Local friends yesterday wired an order for a floral tribute to Coffeyville, where the funeral will be held.

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