Monday, October 31, 2005

She Taught Seton to Read & Write ...

One of our readers sent in the following interesting tidbit:

My great, great, grandmother, Agnes O'Leary O'Brien, taught Ernest Thompson
Seton to read and write while he was living in Lindsay, Ontario. In the
early part of the 20th century (I can check the date) he gave her an copy of
"Two Little Savages" inscribed to her who…"taught me to read and write in a
little log cabin in Lindsay, Ont." My great, great, grandmother was the daughter
of a school master and was herself only 16 or 17 when she taught Seton.
She later married and moved to Rochester, NY.