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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
([1924?] )

Kent, Antoinette Cowles
Mrs. Mary Wadham Hunt,   pp. 151-156 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 151


    The death of this revered and notable woman cut
off a life in its prime. She passed away at the winter
residence of the family in Augusta, Georgia, in Novem-
ber, 1910.
    in memory of her, her husband, Edgar P. Sawyer,
presented to the city of Oshkosh a large tract of land in
that section of the city where her girlhood was spent. The
old Jewell homestead, of colonial architecture, erected by
her father in the early days of Oshkosh, stands near the
entrance of the Mary Jewell Sawyer Memorial park, be-
ing a part of the city property; a place of unsurpassed
natural beauty, whose undulating lawns are bordered
by the rippling waters of Lake Butte des Morts-a fitting
memorial to the woman whose memory it was dedicated.
-        MRS. MARY WADHAM HUNT
          Author-Antoinette Cowles Kent
                        Beloit
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    Although the subject of this sketch cannot be con-
sidered a Beloit Pioneer yet because of her having lived
in real pioneer times in the East and because of her long
and interesting life, it is deemed a privilege to place her
record along with those of the Wisconsin Pioneers.
Through painstaking effort she was enabled to obtain a
detailed record of her ancestry in England. One line
dated back to 1066. Another to 1610. For service and
bravery many of them were knighted and others received
"coats of arms" the same as our soldiers received medals
and decorations for bravery.
    One kinswoman and wife (not ancestors), Mr. and
Mrs. (Dorothy) Nichols Wadham became famous be-
cause of the founding and endowment of Wadham's Col-
lege, a part of Oxford University.
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