CONKLIN, ALBERTA - Baltimore County, Maryland | ALBERTA CONKLIN - Maryland Gravestone Photos


Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Baltimore County,

Walter: June 11, 1909 - April 12, 2000
Obit: W. LeRoy Conklin, founder of a Baltimore moving company, died Wednesday of a massive heart attack at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 90. The longtime resident of Jacksonville in Baltimore County was born into a moving-company family and raised near Greenmount Avenue. He attended city public schools. He worked for his father, George Roscoe Conklin, who had established Greenmount Moving and Storage Co. in 1915. In 1939, he went out on his own and founded Advance Storage and Movers near North Avenue Market. Today, the business is in eastern Baltimore County. The company's blue and white trucks are as familiar to Baltimoreans as its slogan, "We moved your neighbor, why not you?"
"The reason he named the company Advance is because he wanted to be the first in the phone book, and he knew he'd have a better shot if he were up front in the book to get business," said his son Don D. Conklin, president of the family-owned company. Mr. Conklin retired in 1976. An accomplished carpenter, in 1942 he began designing and building the Jacksonville home where he lived for 58 years. In 1930, he married Alberta Lins, who died in 1977. He was a longtime member of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. Services were held there Saturday.

He is survived by another son, Daniel L. Conklin of Jacksonville; a daughter, Carole Joy Quinan of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Alberta: May 30, 1909 - Aug 28, 1977

Contributed on 4/18/13 by linschon
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Submitted: 4/18/13 • Approved: 4/18/13 • Last Updated: 4/18/13 • R6836-G6835

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