Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan




James A. Condon was born in August 1857 in Ohio. His parents were Levi and Martha Jane Watson Condon. James married Isabelle S. “Belle” Adams. Her father was Sam Adams.


James and Belle had the following children:

  1. Artie Condon was born November 1891 in Ohio. Artie married Hazel Dungey.

  2. Rollay Adams Condon was born 5 May 1893 in Sandusky, Ohio. Rollay married Thelma Tester.


Before moving to Lakefield Township,  James and Belle lived in Emerson Township, Gratiot County, Michigan and Fremont Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.


By 1916, James and Belle owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 10 on Roosevelt Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads in Lakefield Township.


James and Belle's neighbors were: George Rigg; Richard Welke; Joseph Street; Henry Cooper; Lafayette Rigg; William Sandhoff; George Trudgeon.


James died in 1927 and Belle died in 1923. They are both buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery.







SOURCES: 1900, 1910 and 1920 U.S. Federal Census; 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Find-A-Grave Website; Rollay Condon WWI draft registration.

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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