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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Husting, B. J.
Mary Magdelene Juneau Husting,   pp. 138-142 PDF (1.0 MB)


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and Mrs. Wilson, one occasion being her 75th birthday.
Another unusual incident in her life, was the celebration
by her children, of the sixtieth anniversary of their par-
ents' marriage. On the occasion of the Solomon Juneau
celebration, held in Milwaukee to commemorate the
founding of that city, Mrs. Husting was presented, by
the Solomon Juneau Centennial Committee, with a beau-
tifiully inscribed and framed memorial, done in India ink.
           An Appreciation-A Descendant
    The hundredth anniversary of the arrival of Solomon
Juneau, Milwaukee's first permanent white settler, not
only excites admiration and gratitude for the founder of
a great American city, but also enlists a renewed interest
in his descendants,
    In observing this memorable event, in a befitting
manner, the attention of an appreciative constituency is
especially directed to the most interesting figure among
these descendants, the only living child of this intrepid
pioneer. The distinction of being that child belongs to
you MARIE JUNEAU. The thought that one of Solo-
mon Juneau's own children is still among the living car-
ries with it a high sense of satisfaction.
    It also notes the brief span of time, during which a
wilderness was transformed into a garden spot and a
primitive frontier village into a great modern cosmopoli-
tan city. It emphasises the rapid development that has
characterized the metropolis of Wisconsin and lifted it
into the ranks as one of the nation's great centers of
population.
    To you, then, who embody the most sacred ties that
exist between an illustrious founder and a contemporan-
eous constituency, we extend our sincere felicitations
and well wishes, and pray the Almighty, who in his wis-
dom guided the footsteps of the father, also guard and
protect the daughter. May the hand of time deal gently
with you and the years still allotted to you, be blessed
with the peace and contentment to which you are so
richly entitled.
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