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Louisa Eliza Welton Pierce
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1843
Suffolk, England
Death: Nov. 10, 1933
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Louisa "Lizzie" Welton, born 3rd of January 1843 at Framsden Parrish, Suffolk County, England, came to America with parents on the 31st day of December 1855. She married about 1858 to George Brownell, son of Herman and Alira Blodgett Brownell, born 25th day of December 1839 at Galesburg, Kalamazoo Couty, Michigan. George Brownell enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, was wounded and sent to a hospital at Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky where he died of dysentery on July 15, 1864. George and Louisa had two children. Louisa remarried March 22, 1866 to Lemuel Packard Pierce, son of David and Rheuma Blodgett Pierce, born on January 24, 1840 at Asheville, Chautaugua County, New York. Louisa's two husbands were first cousins, their mothers, Alira and Rheuma Blodgett were sisters. They were descendants of five of the Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Louisa nd Lemuel had three children.
Giles and Ella Brownell, children of George Brownell and Louisa Welton were raised by their Brownell grandparents, Herman Brownell and Alira Blodgett Brownell, after Louisa married Lemuel. Lemuel was a farmer. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. His officers had trouble with him trying to make him keep his rifle clean, so they finally put him to driving a team in the Supply Department. He was in charge of a large train under General Grant at the close of the war. One day oral tradition tell us their orderlies had a race and Lemuel's horse won over the General's. Lemuel died March 3, 1904 near Three Rivers, Michigan. Louisa had a fine voice and sang in church choirs as did her father. In 1906 she was living in Dalton, Michigan where she had a millinery store. She finally moved to Los Angeles, California, where she lived with her daughter Ella Brownell Doster and died there November 10, 1933 and was buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
In 1948, Robert Lee Harter and his wife Maxine Marie Pierce Harter (Louisa "Lizzie" Welton Pierce's granddaughter) graciously agreed to take Louisa's son Howard Welton Pierce to Los Angeles, California to see his mother's grave.
Family links: 
  James Welton (1817 - 1898)
  Hannah Denny Welton (1822 - 1892)
  George H Brownell (1840 - 1864)
  Lemuel Packard Pierce (1840 - 1904)
  Giles Arthur Brownell (1860 - 1945)*
  Gertrude Beryl Pierce Paton (1868 - 1952)*
  Mabel Vivian Pierce Crossman (1874 - 1964)*
  Howard Welton Pierce (1878 - 1968)*
  Louisa Eliza Welton Pierce (1843 - 1933)
  Susanah Louise Welton Brooks (1846 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Iona Section, Lot 211, Space 4
Maintained by: Sharman Ankenbruck
Originally Created by: Richard Wesley
Record added: Jan 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64730635
Louisa Eliza <i>Welton</i> Pierce
Added by: Sharman Ankenbruck
Louisa Eliza <i>Welton</i> Pierce
Added by: Kathy Salazar
Louisa Eliza <i>Welton</i> Pierce
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 Added: Jan. 31, 2011

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