|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1865|
Laura was Henry Sherman's third child by his first wife, Mary Jane. Mary Jane died within a short time of Laura's birth, and Henry married Miss Wilhelmina M. Willaven. Henry died not long after. Laura and her sister, Genevieve Lillian, were raised by their step-mother and the man she married, James W. Hulbert. Laura did not learn that Wilhelmenia was not her biological mother until about the time she married George W. Remage, a former Civil War surgeon 28 years her senior. They lived in Jennings, Louisiana, in a home named Magnolia. After George died, she remained in Jennings and ran a rice farm. Later in life, Laura developed dementia. One of her few close relatives traveled from California to Jennings, where he made sure she made a will drawn up that primarily benefited him and his family. He then asked the court to declare her incompetent and had her placed in a New Orleans facility for the insane, where she died about five years later. After her death, her remaining half-siblings learned of the will and successfully challenged it in court. All of them, including the gentleman responsible for its existence, benefited quite well, as did virtually everyone else who had any sort of professional relationship with her after she became ill. She is buried next to her husband. May she rest in well-deserved peace.
Henry Sherman (____ - 1868)
George Washington Remage (1829 - 1921)
Genevieve Sherman Fitch (1861 - 1944)*
Laura Sherman Remage (1865 - 1950)
Jefferson Davis Parish
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Record added: Dec 28, 2006
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While I think about them throughout the year, today is the day I pay special tribute to the women who have made such a difference in my life and the women who helped shaped them, in one way or another. With love and respect,|
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