Selected Families and Individuals


Leslie W. "Let" CONANT

Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 14 Feb. 1983):  Leslie W. Conant, 77, of 432 Glenn Ave., died at 4:08 this morning at the House of the Good Samaritan, where he was admitted Sunday.  He had been ill two years.

    The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hart and Bruce Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Steves, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiating.  Spring burial will be in North Watertown Cemetery.

    Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

   He is survived by his wife, Olive; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Ashwood, New Jersey; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jean Sharp, Kentucky; four step-sons, Francis Ryan, Adams Center, Robert Ryan, Rochester, Mike Ryan, Watertown, and Bernard Ryan, Adams
Center; a sister, Mrs. Leona Niles, Watertown; two brothers, Leo, Holcomb, and Donald, Oneonta; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    Five brothers, Lynn, Bill, Harvey, Jack, and Leland, died before him.

    Born on Wellesley Island March 24, 1905, a son of William and Mabel Seaman Conant, he attended Wellesley Island and Clayton schools and owned and operated a farm on Grindstone Island.

    He sold the farm and joined Carpenters Union Local 278 on Aug. 5, 1949 and worked as a heavy construction carpenter until retiring in September 1972.

    His marriage to Florence Carnegie, Clayton, ended in divorce.

    He married Mrs. Olive Campbell Ryan Dec. 31, 1964 in LaFargeville with Rev. E. C. Van Brocklin officiating.