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  • Condell Family Collection

The Condell Family Collection primarily contains images of the Condell family over several generations with an emphasis on Moses and Helen M. Condell and their children. Moses Condell, the son of Springfield Marine Bank president Thomas Condell, worked as a farmer in Bates, Illinois and later retired to Springfield, Illinois. His wife, Helen Marie Edwards was the daughter of Benjamin S. and Helen K. Dodge Edwards and the granddaughter of Illinois governor, Ninian Edwards. The Condell’s had seven children, Benjamin E. Condell, Thomas Condell, Ninian E. Condell, Helen E. Condell, Eliza B. Condell, Alice E. Condell McCoy, and Mary Condell Hudson.  The collection also contains images of Arthur F. Wines, Eliza Condell’s fiance; Benjamin Franklin Edwards, Helen Marie Condell’s great-grandfather; Helen K. Dodge Edwards, Helen Marie Condell’s mother; and Christine and Benjamin McCoy, Alice E. McCoy’s youngest children.

The Condell Family Papers are located at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum: http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/141

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