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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Doty, Mary
Mary Jane Jackman Lappin,   pp. 111-112 PDF (395.1 KB)


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clubs of Oshkosh. About twenty-six years ago, she as-
sisted in promoting and was one of the founders of the
Oshkosh City Missionary Society. At its organization
she was elected Secretary and Treasurer, and still holds
these offices, having given twenty-six years of interrupted
service. When the need arose, some years ago, she was
instrumental in founding the Oshkosh Girls Club, a phil-
anthropic society, which has for its object the care and
welfare of girls. She is a staunch and loyal member of
Oshkosh Chapter, N. S. D. A. R.
    She is among the quiet home loving and home mak-
ing women, whose influence toward the higher things of
life manifests itself through various channels and
strengthens the moral fiber of the community in which
they live.
..
         MARY JANE JACKMAN LAPPIN
 -             Author-Mrs. Mary Doty
                      Janesville
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    Mary Jane Jackman, daughter of Timothy and Es-
ther Cooper Jackman, was born in Houseville, Lew
County, New York, June 12, 1827. Fourteen years later
her mother died and she was left to do the housework
and care for four brothers. In 1842 her father, Timothy
Jackman, was married to Miss Marcia M. Smith and the
next year moved with his family to Wisconsin, locating
at Janesville. He purchased the old Stage House Hotel
which he operated for a time, but finding the work too
hard for his wife and daughter, sold it and purchased a
little house at the corner of North Bluff and North First
Street. It was in this house on November 2, 1847, that
Mary Jane Jackman was united in marriage to Thomas
Lappin, who arrived in Janesville in December, 1838,
which at that period of time was almost an unbroken
wilderness. Mr. Lappin was the pioneer merchant of
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