Owen County Journal-- June 25 1874

Judge Garrett Conover, a former resident of Owen county, died at Greencastle on last Sabbath afternoon, at the advanced age of 84 years, and was buried in the Gosport Cemetery on the following day. The Masonic fraternity, of which order deceased had been an honored and exemplary member for 62 years, had charge of the funeral exercises. A deputation of Knights Templar, from the Greencastle Commandery, acted as pall bearers and conducted the burial services. Many members of the order from Spencer, Gosport and elsewhere, together with a large number of citizens, were in attendance to pay the last tribute of respect to departed worth. It can be said with truth that a good man has passed from earth, albeit, at a ripe old age, who was honored and respected by his fellowmen during a long life.

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