Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
Fessenden, Jessica B.
Elizabeth Ashby Manville, pp. 33-35 PDF (599.3 KB)
kindness. Betsey Robinson Mead was not only one of Wisconsin's pioneers; she was also a real Daughter of the American Revolution, being a member of Fort At- kinson Chapter at the time of her death, October 8, 1903. She is buried in the Lyndon cemetery adjoining the Bap- tist church but a short distance from where a little over fifty-three years before she had spent her first day in the county which was to be so long her home. Her monu- ment has the brass tablet placed there by the National Society of the American Revolution. * * * * The Fort Atkinson Chapter was delighted when Betsy Rob- inson Mead joined its Chapter. It was an honor sought by all the Chapters to have Real Daughters join their organization. Of course at the time these splendid women joined our ranks there was no chapter organization in the home town. The marker mentioned is a national marker but was placed there by the Fort Atkinson Chapter, as a tribute of fellowship and appreciation. Florence Dexheimer. ELIZABETH ASHBY MANVILLE Author-Mrs. Jessica B. Fessenden Sheboygan Elizabeth Ashby Manville, the first white child born in the town of Sheboygan, was one of the real pioneer women of Wisconsin and the following sketch covers but very inadequately and briefly the many interesting phases of her long and varied life: Mrs. Manville was born on the old Ashby homestead near what is now the city of Sheboygan, on January 16, 1843, and was summoned home on January 27,1924, after eighty-one years of activity. Mr. William Ashby, the father of Mrs. Manville, came from Rome, New York, to Wisconsin in 1836 and became identified with the lumber- ing interests about Sheboygan. Elizabeth Ashby's early 33
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