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This collection deals with the life and career of Joseph Amos McLoughlin, school principal and school inspector in the Missisquoi, Brome and Shefford areas, over 40 years in the mid and late 1800's. McLoughlin was appointed school inspector in 1870 taking the place of the first one, Inspector Rotus Parmelee. Travelling through the country from school to school in the winter months was not an easy life and he kept on as long as he was physically able. In October 1888 he applied for sick leave and on December 17, 1888 he died of consumption at his home in Sweetsburgh at the age of sixty-six years.

For other researchers it will be the papers of McLoughlin's second wife, Charlotte Willard, which will be most interesting, since she was the granddaughter of Samuel Willard, the Leader of the early Associates in settling Stukely Township. Interesting not only to Willard descendants, but, also to the Knowlton family descendants, as Charlotte's parents were William and Merab (Knowlton) Willard of South Stukely. There were three sons and three daughters born to Joseph and Charlotte (Willard) McLoughlin most of whom grew up to be talented citizens promoting an appreciation of the value of education.

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