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Gone to His Reward
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Montgomery County Memorial Library

Captain Isaac Conroe of Conroe first came to his inheritance of the sunshine and shadow of life in Long Branch, N. J. ? February 1834, and after a brief but severe illness the Recording Angel wrote finis at the end of his loyal service to the Master on Monday, August 2, 1897 at 3:30 p.m. At the end of four years service in the United States Army he cast his lot in Texas settling first at Lynchburg, later at Houston, where he is so well known and esteemed; and nineteen years ago, where to the pine woods the sound of the locomotive was strange, but where now flourishes the brave little town that bears his name and of which a month since he was appointed postmaster. Always large-hearted, and public spirited there is not a church, school or enterprise of any kind there that has not received his substantial aid and encouragement. Living ever for the betterment of the race he has indeed been “househand” to the town as well as his home circle. The world is better for his having lived in it and his “foot-prints in the sands of time” may well encourage those whom he has left behind to live up to the very highest standard of the human race. Life was not all success, but time and space will not admit the record of how bravely difficulties were met and overcome, nor the firmness and courage with which life’s battles were fought. Every business house in Conroe closed its doors in respect to his memory and the entire population at this sawmill, some 200, followed the loved form as far as the train. No one person throughout Montgomery County could be more universally mourned. He was laid to rest in Glenwood beside his loved wife, who preceded him a year ago. A son, Mr. William Munger Conroe, two daughters, Mrs. Hart and Miss Effie Conroe, and a granddaughter, little Marguerite Hart, mourn a father ever just, wise and loving.

“Room, dear Lord, among the angels, For our noble, precious friend; Room beside the long lamented, ‘Mid the bliss that knows no end.”                                                   —E. B. Crawford.


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