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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Kent, Antoinette Cowles
Eliza Chappel Porter,   pp. 77-80 PDF (753.8 KB)

Cooke, Frances Riddle
Mrs. Adeline Hill Riddle,   pp. 80-82 PDF (586.0 KB)

Page 80

    At Santa Barbara, New Year, 1888, Mrs. Porter en-
tered into rest. Her remains were interred in Rosehill
Cemetery, January 17, 1888, by the authority of the
Women's Missionary Board of the Interior.
    Elizabeth Chapin Porter (Mrs. Henry Porter) is now
a resident of San Diego, California.
    Her son, Lucius Porter and Lillian Dudley Porter
have for many years been missionaries to China. At
present all of this family and Madam Porter are spend-
ing their vacation in Beloit and other cities.
          Author-Mrs. Frances Riddle Cooke
    Mrs. Adeline Riddle was one of Wisconsin's pioneer
women. She was born at Charlemont, Massachusetts,
June 25, 1820. Her mother Annis Avery Hill, daughter
of Johnathan Avery, a soldier of the Revolution, was
born at Eufield, Connecticut, April 13, 1796, and there-
fore lived under the administration of every president of
the United States until her death in 1886.
     On her twentieth birthday Adeline Hill was married
 at Charlemont, Massachusetts, to Thomas Morris Riddle
 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory and started at once
 on her wedding journey to her new home in the far
 West. Mrs. Riddle lived in Wisconsin eight years be-
 fore the territory was admitted as a state. Her husband,
 however, had located there five years previously, coming
 from Massachusetts to try his fortunes in the new
 country. He had walked the greater part of the way from

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