Woman of the Century/Mrs. M. French Swarthout
SWARTHOUT, Mrs. M. French, educator, born in Sangerfield, Oneida county. N. Y. 15th September, 1844. She was educated in the Baptist Seminary in Waterville, N. Y., and afterwards took the course in the State Normal School in Albany, N. Y. After finishing her school work, she removed with her parents to Lake county, Ill. M. FRENCH SWARTHOUT. She soon after went to Chicago, where she has since resided, devoting her time to educational pursuits She has been engaged in the Chicago schools for the last fifteen years. She is the author of a series of arithmetics known as "Sheldon's Graded Examples." These books have been used in the schools of Chicago for the last five years, and quite extensively throughout the West. She was married early, and her family consists of husband, two sons and one daughter. She is vice-president of the Illinois Woman's Press Club and a member of the Authors' Club. Though her educational duties occupy most of her time, she occasionally finds time to devote to writing.