Highlighting Lowndes County Women for Women’s History Month

Mrs. Laura Wright Eager

“Rev. David Wright was for several years connected with the Mayhew mission to the Choctaws. During this period, his only daughter, Mrs. Laura Wright Eager, was born… Mrs. Laura Wright Eager is well known in Columbus as one of the most successful and universally beloved teachers, who has ever resided in this city.

She was educated in the celebrated Mount Holyoke Seminary in Massachusetts and prepared herself for the profession of teaching. After graduation she returned to her Southern home and was employed as a teacher in Macon, Miss., and in Columbus.

She was a teacher in the Columbus Female Institute, was a principal of a large private school of her own establishment, and closed her career with twenty or more years of service as female principal of the Franklin Academy (1876-1890, pg. 77).

As a tribute to her marked ability and affectionate memory, a marble tablet with appropriate inscription, has been affixed in a prominent place in that institution.”

The above is an excerpt from “A History of Columbus Mississippi During The 19th Century,” on pages 43-44, by Dr. W.L. Lipscomb. It is located in the Local History room with the call #CL 976.209 Lowndes Lip.

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