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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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West, Georgia A.
Clara Winters Everett,   pp. 112-113 PDF (403.9 KB)

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the town and used to walk to Chicago and Milwaukee
to buy his goods. Their wedding trip consisted of driv-
ing a horse and buggy across country to Milwaukee, the
first stop being Johnstown. (Looking at it from this
day it may seem to have been a tiresome wedding trip,
of more than one hundred and forty miles in a buggy).
For some time Mr. and Mrs. Lappin lived in the little
red brick farm house about a mile north of the city on
the River Road.
    Mrs. Lappin was one of the founders of Christ Epis-
copal Church and a daughter of the American Revolu-
tion. She was one of the pioneers who had to do with
the building of the city and the impress of her life dates
back to the town which she found on the banks of the
river when she came to it as a young girl with her par-
ents. No eulogy can add to such a life. The city is
better because she walked its streets and mingled in its
homes for three quarters of a century.
    There were born to Mrs. Lappin four daughters,
three of whom, Mrs. Edwin F. Carpenter, Mrs. Henry A.
Doty and Mrs. Charles S. Putnam are still living.
    Mrs. Lappin died September 25, 1914.
    Dated May 14, 19a4.
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               Author-Georgia A. West
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      Mrs. Everett was one of the pioneer teachers in
Winnebago County. She was born in 1837 in Wood-
stock, Illinois, where she received her early education in
the district school. When she was fourteen, the family
moved to Wisconsin and settled on a farm in the town of
Utica. Mr. and Mrs. Winters were pioneer farmers of
Wisconsin working hard to clear their land. There were
no fences in those days and one farmer, a neighbor of
theirs, relates how the three little girls of Mr. Winters,

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