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Laura Hegwer Brite
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1891
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1940
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

The following presented by contributor Lilian Wheeler HUHN: Laura was a daughter of August Julius Hegwer and Mary Elizabeth Bowers and a wife of Orris Burton Brite, son of Abel George Brite and Laura Hoshaw.

Her siblings were: Mabel, Julius, Paul Jent and Louise. In the year 1900, she is counted, aged 9, in a census for Sarcoxie Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States, District 66, living with her faher (36), her mother (34) and two siblings: Mabel (11) and Julius (5).

In the year 1910, we find her again in a census, aged 18 and single, for the same town, living with her father (45), her mother (44) and three siblings: Julius (16), single, Paul (7) and newly-born Louise.

Finally in the year 1930, she was counted aged 38, married, in a census for the said town, living with her husband Doctor Orris Burton Brite (39) and their two children Richard (4) and Mary L.(2)

We find a newspaper article in 'The Joplin Globe', Joplin, Missouri, USA, dated February 17, 1940, which reads as follows: " Doctor Brite's wife dies at her home, had been in falling health several years, suffering from heart disease. Mrs. Laura Hegwer Brite, 48 years old, wife of Dr Brite'..."
Family links: 
  August Julius Hegwer (1864 - 1930)
  Mary Elizabeth Bowers Hegwer (1866 - 1918)
  Orris B. Brite (1891 - 1944)*
  Richard B Brite (1924 - 1998)*
  Laura Hegwer Brite (1891 - 1940)
  Julius Bowers Hegwer (1895 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Created by: D Snyder
Record added: Dec 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82102579
Laura <i>Hegwer</i> Brite
Added by: D Snyder
Laura <i>Hegwer</i> Brite
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My sister's ex-husband's aunt - I hope John you will like to read my contribution to your family.
- Lilian Wheeler HUHN
 Added: May. 31, 2015

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