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Condley, Deforge, and Stafford families

These are all linked from Ancient Faces. To see the original entry go to and search the names.

Condley family, who lived in Fresno, CA.

Parents: William A. Condley and Martha Ann McFarland
Children: Thomas T Condley, 23yrs, b 1877; Effie Condley, 15, b 1885; Elmer Condley, 18, b Jul 25, 1882; Morris D Condley, 16, b Feb 17, 1884; Bertha D Condley, 14, b Dec 11, 1886; Sadie A Condley, 8, b 1892; Arthur M Condley, 25, b Aug 15, 1875

Oddly enough, I just bought a Condley family photo from Ebay a few months ago. I can't even remember if I've put it up on the blog already. I think so. But I don't think it was this exact family. I will have to look it up and see if any of the people are the same.

Deforge family
Back, left to right: Georgiana(16), Oliver(12), Louis(21), Narcisse(or Nelson, 18), Frederick(14), Rosalie(19)
Centre: Olivier(45), Rosilda(10), Delia(mom)(43)
Front: Xavier(6), Delia(3), Aldea(8), Arthur(5) (the contributor didn't include the baby's name.

This must be one of our larger families, with 12 children.

Thomas Lee Stafford family -- eleven children


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