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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
([1924?] )

Mrs. Lucius Fairchild,   pp. 51-54 PDF (828.7 KB)

Page 54

countless numbers of her own. She always does her bit
with dignity and courage, and feels a keen and real in-
terest in any movement which stands for the betterment
of the community. She feels an active interest in all
matters in the church, womens' clubs, and charities of
the city.
    In the memorial of General Fairchild sent out by the
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
of Which General Fairchild was a Commander in Chief
it says:
    "In April, 1864, General Fairchild united in marriage
with Frances Bull of Washington, whose acquaintance he
had formed while in military service. A lady of rarest
social accomplishments and most winning manners; she
is especially gifted to assist him and bear a wife's part
in the social duties incident to his public life. She ac-
companied him in his foreign service and wherever their
household was set up there was the radiance of a happy
home, and a hospitality charming to all and to the
American abroad a delightful reminder of the ideal home
of his native land. All the thousands who shared it re-
member the occasion among their happiest memories. Of
his home in Madison and of her the center of its gladsome
light and love, President Adams of the University of
Wisconsin has truthfully and gracefully said, Who that
has ever shared the hospitality of that fireside can fail to
remember the freedom, the heartiness and the charm that
has made captives of us all. How then can our hearts
fail to bow down in respectful sympathy to her whose
gracious presence has ever left its impress of taste, rad-
iance and happiness in every nook and corner of that
beautiful home by the beautiful lake, and whose highest
praise is that she has ever been worthy of the companion-
ship of her noble and beloved husband."

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