You really have been of help. I think I have found Rebecca…..or at least the one that is
listed in the 1900 census. I, too, subscribe to Newspaper.com and the Eau Claire Leader,
May 7 1902 has an interesting story from Marinette, Wisc………seems a Rebecca French
was committed to the Oshkosh Aylum because of her actions due to her love of cats.
It mentions that she had been a school teacher in that area for 14 yrs. Ah, I love these
old papers! Now to search for the records of the Asylum. This is only a collateral line,
but now it is VERY INTERESTING. Thanks again!!