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Laura Altha Gibson Andrus
Original name: Laura Altha Andrus
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1837
Monroe County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1905
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA

Daughter of George Washington Gibson and Mary Ann Sparks

Married James Andrus, 11 March 1857, Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Laura Jane Andrus, James Andrus, Mary Lovina Andrus, Elizabeth Louella Andrus, Elnora Andrus, William Edgar Andrus, Milo Washington Andrus, Gideon Lafayette Andrus, Thamizin Millenium Andrus

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p. 438

Laura Altha Gibson was born June 27, 1837, in Monroe county, Mississippi. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of eight years in Mississippi. She accompanied her parents on the long trek to Pueblo, Colorado, thence into the Valley of the Great Salt Lake where the family made their first home in Cottonwood. While residing there in March, 1857, she married James Andrus. The following spring her husband went on a mission to Europe. In 1861, after his return, they went to the Dixie mission locating in Grafton. In 1866 they moved to St. George and there she resided the rest of her life.

For a number of years Laura Altha served as counselor in the St. George Relief Society and after the division of the wards was made president of the West Ward, December 31, 1902. She was an active member of the Old Folks committee from its beginning to the time of her death which occurred July 4, 1905. She was the mother of nine children, two having died in infancy. Those who survive are James Jr., Milo, Gideon L., Laura (McDonald), Nora (Macfarlane), Elizabeth (Gates) and Thanizin (Lund).

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Mississippi Company (1847); Age at departure: 10 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Gibson (1800 - 1871)
  Mary Ann Sparks Gibson (1802 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  James Andrus (1835 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lydia Ardelicia Gibson Hunt (1826 - 1915)*
  Robert Pilaskey Gibson (1827 - 1909)*
  Francis Abigail Gibson Green (1832 - 1913)*
  Laura Altha Gibson Andrus (1837 - 1905)
  Moses Washington Gibson (1840 - 1912)*
  Manomas Lovina Gibson Andrus (1842 - 1940)*
  Joseph Smith Gibson (1844 - 1892)*
  Ann Elizabeth Gibson Ballard (1858 - 1891)**
  George Andrew Gibson (1861 - 1952)**
  Sarah Jane Gibson Wood (1863 - 1936)**
  Joshua Newman Gibson (1868 - 1878)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint George City Cemetery
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_C_69_6
 
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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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