WILLIAM H. CONINE, retired farmer, McComb, was born in Morris County, N. J., July 22, 1815, son of Jacob and
Sarah (Lawrence) Conine, natives of New Jersey, and of German descent, the former a farmer by occupation. Our subject,
who early lost his father, was reared by his uncle, who kept a hotel. After receiving a common school education,
he learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked for several years. He was married, in 1840, to Loretta G.
Gail, a native of Erie County, N. Y., and to this union were born four children: Ira B., Hannah M., Sarah F. and
Statira M. Mrs. Conine died in 1884. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which our subject has
served as steward and trustee. Mr. Conine is a Republican in politics; served as school director for twenty five
years and as trustee several terms; was justice of the peace nine years, and mayor of McComb two years. He has
lived in Ohio since 1821, and in Hancock County since 1848.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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