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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Sturtevant, Gene
Mary Eleanor Jewell Sawyer,   pp. 149-151 PDF (579.9 KB)


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was married to Alexander James Reid, January 1875 and
passed away December 21, 1891, in Dublin, Ireland, where
Mr. Reid had been appointed consul.
    When Mrs. Reid's casket was brought back to her
childhood home, it was completely enwrapped in a great
American flag, placed by sorrowing friends abroad.
    Later, Mrs. Reid's poems were done into small white
and gold volumes, not for general distribution, but given
by a bereaved husband to friends who loved this gifted
woman-a woman of rare sweetness of character and
strong personality, one who had an instinctive respect
for upright dealing, and who was filled with an inner love
of truth, justice and honor.
    She was indeed "A perfect woman, nobly planned,
    To warn, to comfort and command."
      MARY ELEANOR JEWELL SAWYER
-            Author-Gene Sturtevant
                     Oshkosh
..    .... . .      ............I.................................... n...............
                     1842-1910
    Mary Eleanor Jewell Sawyer was born in Canaan,
New York, on July 2, 1842. She was a year old, when
her parents, Henry C. and Mary Russell Jewell came to
Wisconsin in 1843. The family located in Marquette
County, remaining there until 1848, when they removed
to Oshkosh, where Mr. Jewell established himself in busi-
ness, operating a sawmill, a grist mill, and conducting a
general store in that section of the city known as Algoma,
called in recent years "West" Algoma.
    In 1864, after having completed her education at a
school for young ladies in Milwaukee, the marriage of
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