Loran K. & Mary Elizabeth (Hipp) Conklin, 1950s


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Loran Kohl and Mary Elizabeth (Hipp) Conklin at a wedding. He wears a suit, with a tie, white boutonniere, and cane; she wears a short sleeved dress, hat, corsage, and gloves. Flowers and an ornate altar can be seen behind them, and the white fabric of a bridal gown can be seen next to Mary.

Loran Kohl Conklin was born in Coralville on December 30, 1892* to Loran I. and Mary A. (Kohl) Conklin. Mary Elizabeth Hipp was born on May 22, 1898 and grew up in Solon. They married on May 18, 1919. Together, they had three children: Leona, Francis, and Maryann.

Loran and Mary moved to Coralville from the Conklin family farm in 1920. Initially, they lived two houses down from Koser Store, but built a new house on 1st Avenue in 1924. Loran worked at the River Products Company, and later became employed at Ruan Transport Company. He also served on the Coralville Town Council in 1933 and 1937.

Mary died on December 20, 1958; Loran followed her in death in April of 1978 (Lovetinsky et al., p. 97; Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1978).

*While Lest We Forget states Loran was born in 1892, his 1978 obituary in the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports he was born in 1891.


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“Loran K. & Mary Elizabeth (Hipp) Conklin, 1950s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed February 26, 2024, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/143.

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