Theodore, son of John Conover, was born in Victor, November 22, 1858. He was educated in the district schools of his native town and at Canandaigua Academy and Rochester Business College. From 1888 to 1903 he was employed in a plaster mill, just outside the village of Victor, and since that he has been engaged in general farming in his native town. He has an excellent farm of one hundred and seventy acres. In politics he is a Republican. He married, September 20, 1881, Clara Mink, of Rochester, born in Illinois, August 10, 1857, daughter of Dr. Ezra and Mary (Proseus) Mink. Her father was born in 1830 at Rochester, New York, died March 25, 1889, a member of the Royal Society of Veterinary Surgeons of London; her mother was born in 1830 and died in 1859. Ezra Mink had also a daughter Zadie, born January 4, 1852, married George Hebbard, of Rochester, in 1880, and a daughter Lucy, born 1893, married Byron Greene, of Sodus, New York, in 1887. Mr. Greene died in 1889. A son, William H. Mink, was born in 1855, died in 1889, married Jennie Pettis and had a daughter Keltie. Peter David Proseus, father of Mrs. Mink, married Eliza Feller, of Red Hook, New York, and he died about 1862, his wife in 1870. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Conover: 1. Florence, born at Victor, July 6, 1882, died May 29, 1887. 2. Harry, April 16, 1884, died in infancy. 3. Mary E., July 6, 1885, died in childhood. 4. Irma L., December 3, 1887. 5. John, April 25, 1889, married, December 10, 1908, Lucy Mink.