Maj. (USA) Charles Miner Conyngham

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Maj. (USA) Charles Miner Conyngham

Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: September 06, 1894 (54)
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Judge John Nesbitt Conyngham and Ruth Ann Conyngham
Brother of Col. (USA) John Butler Conyngham and Mary Parrish

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About Maj. (USA) Charles Miner Conyngham

CHARLES MINER CONYNGHAM, youngest in the family of the late Hon. John Nesbitt and Ruth (Butler) Conyngham, was born in Wilkes-Barre July 6, 1840, educated at the Protestant Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, also at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., and was graduated A.B. in 1859, and A.M. in 1862. He studied law with G. Byron Nicholson, of Wilkes-Barre, and was admitted to the bar in August, 1862, but never engaged in the practice of his profession. On August 26, 1862, he entered the U.S. army as captain of Company A, One Hundred and Forty-Third Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, and in September, 1863, was promoted to major, to date and rank from June 1, 1863. He participated in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness and Spottsylvania C.H., and was severely wounded May 12, 1864. He was honorably discharged July 26, 1864, and then engaged in mercantile pursuits under the various firms of Conyngham & Paine and C.M. Conyngham, and in mining operations as Conyngham & Teasdale, at Shickshinny; he has been president of the West End Coal Company, as well as director of the Hazard manufacturing Company and the Parrish Coal Company. He is also the head of the firm of Conyngham, Schrage & Company, who have extensive mercantile Interests in Wilkes-Barre, Ashley and Sugar Notch. Under the administration of Governor Hoyt of Pennsylvania, he held the office of inspector-general of the National Guard; is a prominent member of St. Stephen's Protestant Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, a member of Lodge No. 61, F. & A.M., the Loyal Legion of the United States, Society of the Potomac, and the Grand Army of the Republic. On February 9, 1864, he married Helen Hunter Turner, daughter of William Wolcot Turner, of Hartford, Conn., and has three children, Helen, Herbert and Alice.

History of Luzerne County Pennsylvania H. C. Bradsby, Editor

S. B. Nelson & Co., Publishers, 1893 (out of copyright)

Son of: John Nesbitt Conyngham 1798 – 1871 Ruth Ann Butler 1801 – 1879

Husband of Helen Hunter Turner

Brother of:

David Conyngham 1826 – 1904

John Butler Conyngham 1827 – 1871 William Lord Conyngham 1829 – Thomas Dyer Conyngham 1831 – 1904 Mary Conyngham 1832 – Anna Maria Conyngham 1835 – 1887

Father of: Helen Conyngham 1865 – Alice Conyngham 1871 – Herbert Conyngham 1874 –* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Aug 25 2019, 10:01:16 UTC

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Maj. (USA) Charles Miner Conyngham's Timeline

July 6, 1840
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 6, 1894
Age 54
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA