Thursday, March 5, 2009

Some more background on the project

My sister left the following comment, but I'm turning it into a post so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle. Here's some more of what we know about Helen Webster.
She was a teacher at the American School for the deaf in Hartford CT in 1895. Those are the children that she speaks of in her writings. Like most special needs schools at the time, the children and teachers lived at the school. George was married to Helen's best friend, but she died. After some time, she and George married. They eventually moved to the Dakota territory. Helen was not a young woman when she wrote this diary. She was likely in her 40's. After she married George, she had Grandma's (Wilma) mother. Sadly, she died in 1902 when her daughter was only 7.
Hopefully, I'll be able to get copies of the other volumes, but I've still got lots to post here.

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