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  • Corneau-Roberts Family Collection

The Corneau-Roberts Family Collection includes family images from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Specific individuals included in the collection include Joseph Barton Corneau and his wife, Octavia Ridgely Roberts Corneau. Octavia Roberts Ridgely Corneau was one of five children of Charles D. Roberts, a men’s clothing merchant, and Octavia Ridgely, who was the daughter of prominent Springfield banker, N. H. Ridgely. She was a reporter for the Illinois State Journal prior to her marriage. On December 27, 1913, she married Joseph Barton Corneau, an attorney, in Springfield. A former Springfield resident, Corneau was the son of W. B. Corneau, former treasurer of the Wabash Railroad.

The finding aid for the Octavia Roberts Corneau Papers, 1857-1959 may be found at: http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/147.

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