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Laura Celestia Spelman Rockefeller
Birth: Sep. 9, 1839
Medina County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1915
Pocantico Hills
Westchester County
New York, USA

Wife of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Laura "Cettie" Spelman was the daughter of Ohio State legislator, Harvey Buel Spelman. With her parents being strong supporters of religion, Laura became devoted to church, as well as the temperance movement. In 1864, while attending high school in Cleveland, Ohio, she met a poor farm boy by the name of John Davison Rockefeller, whom she would ultimately marry nine years later. After high school, Cettie would spend one year at the Oread Collegiate Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts before taking a job as a schoolteacher. On September 8, 1864, Cettie married John Rockefeller and the couple would have a total of five children together. In 1876, she was diagnosed with consumption and would be sick with numerous illnesses and medical problems until the time of her death in 1915.  
Family links: 
  Harvey Buel Spelman (1811 - 1881)
  Lucy Henry Spelman (1818 - 1897)
  John Davison Rockefeller (1839 - 1937)
  Elizabeth A Rockefeller Strong (1866 - 1906)*
  Alice Rockefeller (1869 - 1870)*
  Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871 - 1962)*
  Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872 - 1932)*
  John D. Rockefeller (1874 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake View Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
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Laura was the namesake of Spelman College, founded to educate black women in the South, and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial.
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