THE CONCERNED AND
COURAGEOUS CODY'S

This is a personal testimony and witness to the idealism and religious faith of the children and grandchildren of the hardy pioneers. Gertrude Cody Wheaton tells the story of her sister Mary's missions to the Phillipines, Malaysia and Japan in the 1890s and 1900s, teaching diverse children in kindergartens established by Christian missionaries. Edited from correspondence, this was published in 1974 and contains many recollections of her grandfather Philip(148), a fifth-generation forebear, and her childhood in Cleveland.

Gertrude was the youngest child of Lindus(148/2) and Sarah Amelia (Farnsworth). She attended Cleveland Public schools, graduated from

Oberlin College in 1909, and went into social service and welfare work, lecturing and writing to inspire volunteers for the "League of Service", sponsored by many churches. During WWII she was awarded the C.D.V. decoration for her work. She married William Wheaton in 1912 and together they raised 3 children.

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