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11907 HISTORY
W. Clifton Conwell

CONWELL, W. Clifton, an industrious and enterprising farmer in Blandinsville Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Blandinsville, March 16, 1879, and received his early education in the public schools of Blandinsville and Bushnell. He is a son of Charles and Emma (Gngsby) Conwell, whose biographical record appears in another section of this volume. Mr.Conwell was raised on the farm with his parents, and has always followed farming. In the fall of 1903 he took charge for his father of the parental homestead of 250 acres, and besides managing this, operates his own farm of 120 acres. He carries on general farming and the raising of stock, making a specialty of breeding Norman horses.

On October 15, 1904, Mr. Conwell was married to Mildred Moon, who was born at La Harpe, Ill. His wife is the daughter of Charles and Mamie (Ingraham) Moon, both natives of New York. They were married at La Harpe, and Mrs. Conwell is the second in a family of four children, all of whom are living. Mr. and Mrs. Conwell have a beaufiful home, elegantly furnished and modern in every respect. They are honored members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Conwell's political affiliations are with the Republican party.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907.