Theodore Conick

#3444, b. 8 May 1865, d. 2 March 1960
     Theodore Conick was born on 8 May 1865 Norway. mother's maiden name was Olsen.1 Theodore and Amelia Glover, daughter of Philip Glover and Delilah Edmunson, were married circa 1905. Theodore Conick died 2 March 1960 , in San Francisco, California at age 94.1
     ( A. J. Conick as named on photos provided by Louise Root Godfrey, January 2006. Handwriting appears to be that of Lenora Glover.) He immigrated from from Norway, naturalized in 1895 in 1886. He was KLIPSAN BEACH: A resort community on Highway 103 south of Ocean Park. Klipsan is a spelling variation of the Chinook Jargon word "klip sun", meaning "sunset". The name was chosen by retired sea captain A. T. Stream in 1912. Stream was promoting a unique "all year resort development" on the Pacific Ocean with "absolutely no saloons" and featuring a confined retail business block, quiet neighborhood streets lined with cottages and bungalows, a commodious hotel, and public buildings. A post office was established January 13, 1912, and continued in operation until April 30, 1919. The resort was next to the Ilwaco Beach Lifesaving Station commanded by station keeper Captain Theodore Conick (1902-1913). Theodore, who was married to Amelia Conick, the Postmaster at Klipsan Beach, submitted a petition to the lifesaving service to change the station name to conform with the surrounding community and avoid confusion with the town of Ilwaco, thirteen miles south. The change was finally approved June 11, 1912. The U.S. Lifesaving Station (Coast Guard station after 1915) was in operation at Klipsan from 1889 until closure in the mid-1940s. between 1902 and 1913. In 1920, Theodore Conickresided Bolinas, Marin County, California. Theodore had no known children. He was US Coast Guard
Station Ilwaco Beach, Washington
Location: 13 miles north of Cape Disappointment; 46-27' 50"N x 124-03' 25"W
Date of Conveyence 1889
Station Built: 1891
Fate: Abandoned in 1949

Theodore Conick was appointed keeper on 7 FEB 1902 and was still serving in 1915.
The station's name was changed to Kilpsan Beach between 1902 and 1915. He was station keeper, US Coast Guard in 1920 Bolinas, Marin County, California. In 1930, Theodore Conickresided San Rafael, Marin County, California.

Family of Theodore and Amelia

Last Edited=26 Feb 2014


  1. [S35] State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997, accessed from