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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Dexter, Flora B.
Louise K. Thiers,   pp. 29-31 PDF (519.4 KB)


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     Many memorials have been dedicated to her memory.
 None more attest the recognition of a grateful republic,
 than her statue in the Hall of Fame at Washington.
 She alone of all American women has been so honored.
    Since her family were Wisconsin pioneers and
thirteen of her most formative years were spent in this
state, it is fitting that she, who was the master idealist
and reformer, should be included in the group of women
who have aided in the development of the state.
    Notes-Since the writing of the above sketch, an-
other statue of Miss Willard was unveiled in New York
City. It is one more memorial of her who walked hum-
bly and suffered nobly.
    The home of her birthplace has been made a part
of a church in Churchville, New York.
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                LOUISE K. THIERS
              Author-Flora B. Dexter
                      Kenosha
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    The subject of this interesting sketch was born in
Whitesboro, New York, on October 2, 1814, the daughter
of Seth Capron, who, when a boy in his teens, enlisted
in Washington's army.
    Under the command of Lafayette he fought through
the campaign at Newport, and served under Washington
at West Point, where he was given command of his com-
mander's barge. When Washington left West Point to
bid farewell to his soldiers, Seth Capron was the last
man to take his hand.
     Lafayette's friendship for the young soldier grew
out of an incident at Newport in 1780, when a bullet in-
tended for Lafayette narrowly missed Capron.
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