Descendants of John Belconger JR


7920. Anson Conger Goodyear

Anson Conger Goodyear

PARENTS: Charles Waterhouse Goodyear and Ella Portia Conger

AKA: Conger

OCCUPATION: 1st president of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC

RESIDENCES: Buffalo, NY; Old Westbury, NY

A. Conger Goodyear was born in Buffalo, New York on June 20, 1877. A member of a Western New York family prominent in business, he graduated from Yale University in 1899.

Goodyear became active in business, serving as chairman of the board of directors of Gaylord Container Corporation, director of Paramount Pictures, director of the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and as an executive or director of several other corporations.

Active in the New York National Guard, Goodyear served as a Colonel in World War I and was the personal representative of the United States Secretary of War. Goodyear later rose to the rank of Major General in the New York Guard. During World War II he served in Hawaii as department commander for the American Red Cross. He also made observation tours in Europe and reported to the Secretary of War on conditions in the field and troop morale.

A noted philanthropist, Conger was an organizer of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and served as its first President and a member of the board of trustees. He was a close friend of actress and theater producer Katharine Cornell, also from Buffalo. Upon her death, she bequethed part of her foundation's assets to MoMA. Goodyear was also a director of the Buffalo Academy of Fine Arts, an honorary governor of the New York Hospital, and a donor to Dartmouth College.

A friend of Ernest N. Harmon, Conger also made donations to Norwich University, and NU's Goodyear Hall is named for him.

Goodyear died in Old Westbury, New York on April 24, 1964. He is buried in Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery.

His Old Westbury home, the A. Conger Goodyear House, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Syracuse University Library, Biography, A. Conger Goodyear, A. Conger Goodyear Papers Inventory, accessed September 1, 2012
State University of New York at Buffalo, A. Conger Goodyear biography, Finding Aid for the A. Conger Goodyear Papers, accessed September 1, 2012
New York Times, A. Conger Goodyear, 86, Dies, April 24, 1964
George F. Goodyear, Goodyear Family History, 1976, page 137
New York Times, Red Cross Widens Services in Pacific, November 27, 1944
National Infantry Association, Infantry Journal], Volumes 60-61, 1947, page 54
Museum of Modern Art, Imagining the Future of The Museum of Modern Art, 1998, page 82
Arshile Gorky, Matthew Spender, Arshile Gorky: Goats on the Roof: A Life in Letters and Documents, 2009, page 148
New York Hospital. Society, Annual Report, 1963, page 5
Hood Museum of Art, T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights From the Hood Museum of Art, 2008, page 197
Ernest N. Harmon, Combat Commander: Autobiography of a Soldier, 1970, page 307
James Trager, The New York Chronology, 2004, page 653
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Alex Hoyt, A. Conger Goodyear House: A Look at an Edward Durell Stone House on Long Island That Narrowly Avoided Demolition, Architect magazine, November 17, 2011
(Source: Wikipedia)

Zaidee C. Cobb

Zaidee C. Cobb

SPOUSE: Married to Cornelius Newton Bliss, Jr. and A. Conger Goodyear. Three children with Mr. Bliss. No children listed with Mr. Conger.

11562. Anson Conger Goodyear

Anson Conger Goodyear, Jr.

PARENTS: Anson Conger Goodyear and Mary Foreman

7921. Esther Permelia Goodyear

Esther Permelia Goodyear

PARENTS: Charles Waterhouse Goodyear and Ella Portia Conger

7922. Charles Waterhouse Goodyear

Charles Waterhouse Goodyear, Jr.

PARENTS: Charles Waterhouse Goodyear and Ella Portia Conger

REFERENCE: Bogalusa Story by C. W. Goodyear (copyrighted 1950).
This is Charles Waterhouse (C. W., II) GOODYEAR, Jr. (born: April 6, 1883; died: June 22, 1967 in Buffalo, NY; married Grace RUMSEY on June 2, 1908, divorced about 1935; and, then married Marion PERKINS Spaulding in May 1935.)

Several formats to choose from (photo version and non-photos versions): eBook (PC computers and Pocket PC) versions, web pages, documents, and actual images of pages.

This book is about ...

the founding of Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana by the GOODYEARs (Frank Henry GOODYEAR and Charles Waterhouse GOODYEAR), William Henry SULLIVAN, and others who erected a sawmill on the Bogue Lusa Creek in 1906: "Magic City of the Deep South."

the GOODYEARs - Four generations of the Goodyear family - C.W.G.; C.W.G., II; C.W.G., III; and C.W.G., IV.

the Father and Mother of Bogalusa: William Henry SULLIVAN (1st Mayor of Bogalusa, 1914-1929) and his wife, Elizabeth FITZRANDOLPH Sullivan; as well as other prominent families and their industrial and civic accomplishments. Many local people, as well as those from the Buffalo, New York area, are mentioned, too.

the Great Southern Lumber Company Sawmill (1908-1938), Bogalusa Paper Company (1918-1937), Bogalusa Turpentine Company, Bogalusa Tung Oil, Inc. and the Bogalusa Stores, Bogue Chitto Farm, Gaylord Container Corporation (acquired by Temple-Inland Inc.), New Orleans Great Northern Railroad, papermill, pulp and paper mill, pulp and paper industry, paper manufacturing, paper making machines, finishing room at the paper mill, Kraft paper mill, log pond, lumber yard, BOGALUSA BRAND timber,  portable sawmill, Refuse burner, power house, band mills.

forestry, forests, reforestation, tree farms, tree plantations, Pine Tree Nursery, Tung oil grove, Bogue Chitto Stock Farm, Isabel Stock Farm, timber, "Bogalusa Brand" timbers, long leaf pine, yellow pine, longleaf yellow pine, slash-pine nursery, slash pine, heart pine, commercial logging, "turpentined" trees, Tung oil industry, Tung oil trees, Colonial Creosoting Company plant.

places like: Washington Parish Courthouse; Bogalusa Railroad Station; Colonial Hotel; Office Building of the Great Southern Lumber Company; Bogalusa High School; Great Southern Lumber Company commissary; Y.M.C.A.; City Hall; Tammany House; Charles W. Goodyear Memorial Gateway; Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Hospital; Lee's Creek schoolhouse; Ben's Ford; Bedroom of Preacher Ford's house where Andrew Jackson slept; Blarney Castle; Bogue Chitto River; Columbia Street; Money Hill Tung Plantation; Plantation House and General Store; Great Southern Hotel and later renamed the Pine Tree Inn; and

Senator Huey P. Long ("Kingfish") and Louisiana politics; WWI; and a lot more.

This 208 page book has been fully transcribed with all photos (88 images on 84 pages) and illustrations (1 illustration on 1 page) in the book as well as the actual images of all pages of text (123 pages). There is no index. Note: This book is still copyrighted.

Thanks to David L. GOODYEAR (grandson to Charles Waterhouse GOODYEAR, the author) and his family for permission to post this wonderful book on the Web. When I'm done transcribing it, I will offer it to the Washington Parish Public Library to post on their web site. I will also "burn" several CDs for use at the library. I may convert this book to an e-Book format in the future, but again with the stipulation that it not be used for profit in any way.

Transcription is copyrighted (© 2002) by me, "Pat," Patricia Darlene McClendon. It may not be reproduced in any way. Please contact me, Pat McClendon at for limited exceptions.


7923. Bradley Goodyear

Bradley Goodyear

PARENTS: Charles Waterhouse Goodyear and Ella Portia Conger

7926. Almon Noah Conger

Almon Noah Conger



Ivy Velma Rice

Ivy Velma Rice

SPOUSE: Ivy Velma Rice was the 2nd spouse of Almon Noah Conger.

OCCUPATION: House Mother at the University of Washington

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Member of the Lutheran Church

Mary Amelia Mc Cory

Mary Amelia McCory

NAME-CONFLICT: Marie Myers in CFA I, p. 129; Mary Amelia McCory, CFA II, p. 314

7933. Elmer Conger

Elmer Conger

BIRTH: b. 27 Dec (abt) 1869, d. Aug (Abt) 1946 (CFA I, p. 153)

OCCUPATION: Well driller

HOBBIES: Gardening

Lottie M. Peterson

Lottie M. Peterson

RELATIONSHIP: Step-daughter of Mr. Peterson

DEATH: In the fall of 1949


NAME-CONFLICT: Lottie M. Johnson, CFA I, p. 226

NAME-QUESTION: What was the maiden surname of this person?

11580. David H. Conger

David H. Conger

Individual: Conger, David
Social Security #: 516-20-9605
SS# issued in: Montana
Birth date: Apr 26, 1895
Death date: Nov 1969
Residence code: Washington
ZIP Code of last known residence: 98310
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
Bremerton, Washington
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 5, Social Security Death
Index: U.S., Date of Import: Nov 1, 2000, Internal Ref. #]

11581. Jennie Conger

Jennie Conger

DEATH: Winter of 1946

11588. Ledford Conger

Ledford Conger

SSN: Is this SSDI record for this Ledford Conger? If so, there is a conflict
on the date of birth.
Individual: Conger, Ledford
Social Security #: 555-05-4000
Issued in: California
Birth date: Jul 27, 1902
Death date: Mar 1984
Residence code: Oregon
ZIP Code of last known residence: 97386
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
Sweet Home, Oregon
ZIP Code of address where death benefit payment was sent: 97386
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
Sweet Home, Oregon
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-K, Ed. 7, Social Security Death
Index: U.S., Date of Import: Nov 12, 2000, Internal Ref. #]

7936. Arthur Garfield Conger

Arthur Garfield Conger

NAME: Arthur G. Conger, in CFA I, p. 224 & 26; Arthur Garfield Conger by Krista Conger.

Minnie Higbee

Minnie Higbee

BIRTH-QUESTION: In what county did the birth occur?

Grace Wright

Grace Wright

SPOUSE: Grace Wright was the 2nd spouse of Arthur G. Conger.