Apr. 19, 1882 Memphis Scotland County Missouri, USA
Jun. 21, 1958 Baker City Baker County Oregon, USA
Laura grew up in Missouri, where she was a sickly child. She went to Oregon in 1900 and her health improved. She taught school for a short time and went to the 1905 World's Fair in Portland. Her only child died young so she adopted two children, a brother and sister. The boy died young also. Laura was said to be a wonderful housekeeper and that a speck of dust never escaped her eye.