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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Scott, Jessie W.
Mrs. Angeline Coe Hillyer,   p. 55 PDF (165.2 KB)


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        MRS. ANGELINE COE HILLYER
               Author-Jessie W. Scott
                      Waupun
    Mrs. Angeline Coe Hillyer was a factor in the up-
building of the social and religious life of the pioneers
in the early days of the settlement of the village of Wau-
pun.
    Of Revolutionary stock, she had the courage of her
convictions, and was easily a leader.
    Always opposed to strong drink and liquors, she
instituted temperance meetings held every other Sunday
in the different meeting houses, where a program of
music and readings was given and the Temperance
Pledge circulated for every one to sign. She arranged
programs for the prisoners at the State Prison, trying
in this way to while away their weary hours, also a Flow-
er Day, when every convict received a Nosegay.
    Of charitable disposition, her carriage was seen be-
fore many a poor settler's home, with gifts of substantial
nature for the dwellers therein.
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            JANE POWERS WALKER
            Author-Mrs. Jessie Scott
                      Waupun
    Coming to Wisconsin with an ox team, in 1849, Jane
Powers Walker, with her husband and six children,
found the country in its primitiveness.
    They took up land from the Government, chopped
down the forests, grubbed out the stumps to raise a little
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