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

Purdy, Helen M.
Margaret C. Low,   pp. 73-75 PDF (576.4 KB)


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a rich legacy which they prize beyond any thing else.
Very often has the writer heard former pupils of her's,
now old men and women, speak of the sterling worth of
the influence and instruction received by them from Miss
Moody. She was progressive along all sane lines of
education and uplift and never lost her sympathy for and
interest in the welfare of home, church, and society. She
left the indelible impression of her high ideals and char-
acter on the lives of many of our citizens and the institu-
tions of learning in this state. Such a woman, in sympa-
thetic touch with all goodness and kindness could not be
arrogant or unwomanly. To have known her but slightly
was pleasant and profitable, to have known her well was
a benediction.
    In August of the year 1903, the former pupils of
Miss Moody held a reunion at Lake Geneva; the pupils
of other days who gathered from many states numbered
over 200. Among them were many men and women
who have attained prominence in life.
    She was not a member of the D. A. R. organization,
but embodied so much of the wholesome, commonsense
American pioneer spirit that she deserves a place in the
archives of the history of American pioneer women.
               MARGARET C. LOW
               Author-Helen M. Purdy
                       Portage
    In writing of the pioneer women of Wisconsin, I
feel that Mrs. Margaret C. Low should have a place
in the early history.
    She was the wife of Captain Gideon Low who was
in command at Fort Winnebago in 1831. She was born
at Carliele, Pennsylvania, the 17th of March, 1793; was
married to Captain Low August 10th, 1815. Nearly all
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