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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Laura Almira Wood Catlin,   pp. 179-183 PDF (1003.5 KB)


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moved to her girlhood home in Canton, N. Y., and oc-
cupied the charming old house which had been her
father's.
    Her interest in the D. A. R. continued until she
passed away in 1917.
    Besides being a Daughter of the American Revolu-
tion, Mrs. Fethers was a member of the Mayflower So-
ciety and of the Colonial Dames of America. She was
interested in every sort of patriotic work.
    As member of the Board of Directors of the Janes-
ville Public Library, she was instrumental in securing
the Carnegie donation which largely paid for the present
Library building. She encouraged whatever would ele-
vate and Americanize our people.
    Her influence was always beneficient and inspiring
and her passing broughta great sense of loss, not only to
devoted relatives and friends, but to many others who
knew and admired her beautiful character and loving and
unselfish life.
*..............s.... I......       .      5............
        LAURA ALMIRA WOOD CATLIN
                   (Mrs. Charles)
.............................................S. 5. S5s................n.......
    The subject of this sketch was born June 25, 1841,
at Rouse's Point, New York, the daughter of Benjamin
F. and Mary Hammond Wood.
    Shortly after their marriage to Mr. Charles Catlin of
Hartford Connecticut, she and her husband removed to
Milwaukee, which became their permanent home. They
at once entered into the activities of St. Paul's Episcopal
church and Sunday School.
    Upon learning of a number of Protestant families liv-
ing in a poor section of the city, with no Protestant church
convenient, Mr. and Mrs. Catlin instituted Sunday after-
noon services there, their musical talents of high order
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