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 (sēt′n), Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Known as "Mother Seton." 1774-1821.
American religious leader. A widowed mother of five, she converted to Catholicism (1805), opened a parochial school in Maryland, and founded a religious order, the Sisters of Charity (1809). She was the first native-born American to be canonized (1975).
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(Biography) Ernest Thompson. 1860–1946, US author and illustrator of animal books, born in England
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1. Saint Elizabeth Ann (Bayley) ( “Mother Seton” ), 1774–1821, U.S. religious leader: canonized 1975.
2. Ernest Thompson, 1860–1946, English writer and illustrator in the U.S.
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