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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Galpin, Edith Richmond
Mrs. Elizabeth Yates Atkinson Richmond,   pp. 107-108 PDF (352.1 KB)


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burden of the day-a peace and privilege best expressed
in Mrs. Head's own words, as she watched an aeroplane.
    "I arrived in Wisconsin the day of the State's birth.
Oxen were in general use then, but I saw them give place
to horses, steam cars and steamboats, followed as did the
telegraph and the sewing machine, farm machinery,
velocipedes, bicycles, telephones, automobiles and elec-
tric cars appeared, and now the flying cars of the air.
    "Oh, I have had wonderful experiences and though I
have had sorrows and anxieties in the loss of many dear
to me, still, as my life has been, and with all of its les-
sons reckoned, I would not have one day changed."
-    Mrs. Elizabeth Yates Atkinson Richmond
-         Author-Edith Richmond Galpin
                      Appleton
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    Elizabeth Yates Atkinson was born in Liverpool, in
1830. At an early age her parents brought her, after a
voyage of a month; to Montreal, where she received her
education.
    While she was still a young girl, her father felt the
urge of the far West-Wisconsin-and made his home
in the southern part of this state. The isolated life, and
sharing the care of a little invalid sister had much in-
fluence upon her and helped develop the tendency to
verse making she had always.
    At the age of twenty she married Norman Richmond
of Milwaukee, and there began writing, under the name
of Aelizabeth, for various publications of the day.
    They removed to Appleton, where the Richmond
Brothers built the first papermill in the Fox River
Valley.
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