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Laura May Stanbery
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1896
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1901
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA

Laura May Stanbery was a daughter of Van Buren Stanbery and Mintie (Bond) Stanbery who Laura Mae Stanbery burned to death as a young girl when her dress caught on fire while playing near a brushfire. She ran and her older siblings tried to catch her to put out the fire, but she it was too late. She died overnight.
Her father, Van, was in Grand Saline at the time, drinking at a local bar, and only found out about his little girl's accident upon arriving at home that evening. Van was so shaken up by that incident, feeling guilt for not having been there to save her, that he gave up drinking and turned his life over to Jesus Christ. At the time of his own death 22 years later he had served as a deacon at Starr Baptist church for 20 years.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Van Buren Stanbery (1867 - 1923)
  Mary Emeline Mandy Aliminta Bond Stanbery (1869 - 1949)
 
 Siblings:
  Samantha Jane Stanbery Odom (1888 - 1984)*
  America Emeline Twilligear (1890 - 1968)*
  Thomas Marion Stanbery (1891 - 1966)*
  John Robert Stanbery (1894 - 1937)*
  George Elbert Stanbery (1895 - 1895)*
  James "Albert" Stanbery (1895 - 1982)*
  Laura May Stanbery (1896 - 1901)
  Effie Lee Oma "Lela" Stanbery Helms (1898 - 1998)*
  Eunice Edna Stanbery Brumett (1900 - 1968)*
  Iva Myrtle Chitty (1901 - 1979)*
  Winnie S. Stanbery (1903 - 1904)*
  Clarence Teddy Stanberry (1905 - 1964)*
  Clyde Dick Stanberry (1905 - 1968)*
  Homer William Stanbery (1906 - 1999)*
  Carl Calvin Stanbery (1908 - 1960)*
  Archie Whitton Stanberry (1910 - 1955)*
  Leon Clifford "Pat" Stanbery (1912 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Starr Cemetery
Canton
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: R. J. Heddins
Record added: Nov 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31114010
Laura May Stanbery
Added by: R. J. Heddins
 
Laura May Stanbery
Added by: R. J. Heddins
 
 
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