Cynthia Foote Conkey

Theodore Conkey built his mansion in 1849 at 433 W. Prospect Ave. After he died in 1891, Theodore and Cynthia's daughter Helen Barnes and her husband Lyman Barnes moved into the family home and Cynthia built a home for herself at 423 W. Prospect Ave.

Theodore Conkey and his wife Cynthia are well known names in Appleton history. Cynthia accompanied her husband into the field during the Civil War, and was also an accomplished horsewomen, a voracious reader and amateur artist.

An article on the Conkey family and their homes (including an early image) appears in the Summer 2000 issue of the Old Third Ward Neighborhood News.