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 Mason Fitch Cogswell

Mason Fitch Cogswell

Birth
Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death 17 Dec 1830 (aged 70)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section A / Lot 47
Memorial ID 6168694 · View Source
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Educator. After his daughter lost her hearing at age 2, Dr. Cogswell began the process to start an educational facility for similarly handcapped people. After several years he and a group of a few others obtained state funds to send Thomas Gallaudet to Europe to study the English and French schools for the deaf. After studying at the French School of Abbe Sicord, Gallaudet returned to the U. S. with noted French educator Laurent Clerc. Together the group established the first school for the deaf in the U.S., the Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons, in 1817 with Dr. Cogswell's daughter, Alice, as its first student.

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  • Originally Created by: Don Connelly
  • Added: 10 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6168694
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mason Fitch Cogswell (28 Sep 1760–17 Dec 1830), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6168694, citing Old North Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .