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  • Wilson Family Collection

Harry Boone Wilson, a teacher and postal service worker, and his son, chemical engineer Melville Medley Wilson, collected genealogical information on the Wilson, Filson, and Boone families of Illinois. Harry Boone Wilson and his wife, Ada Pearl Filson had three children, Melville Medley Wilson, Lois Virginia Wilson, and Ada Pearl Wilson Condelos. Harry was the son of Francis Wilson and Nancy Eliza Boone and the grandson of John Boone and Mary Clark McCabe. John Boone and Mary Clark McCabe were the parents of several children including Burdette Boone, James Thomas Boone, and John Samuel Boone whose photographs appear here.

Photographs in this collection contain individual and group portraits of members of the Wilson, Filson, and Boone families.

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