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 Laura Inez <I>Bragg</I> Fries

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Laura Inez Bragg Fries

  • Birth 2 May 1894 Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 27 Jan 1970 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 22694685

Daughter of: Henry Thomas Bragg and Cora Zenora Edenfield Bragg of Screven County, Georgia.

She had three sisters: Lucy Ann Bragg Friese, Vivian Kate Bragg, and Henrietta Bragg Williams.

Inez and her sister, Lucy, married brothers. Lucy married George Friese and Inez married John Adam Fries. Notice they dropped the 'e' from the last name.

Inez and John Adam Fries had three children: James Walter Fries, John Albert Fries, and Katie Laurie Fries Beard (married Jesse Robert 'J.R.' Beard.

Inez was a seamstress. Her husband, John Adam, left her for another woman... leaving her to raise 3 children on her own. She supported the kids by sewing for other people and picking cotton. She had a very hard time. Later in life she married Samuel V Clemens after her kids were grown. Samuel Clemens and John Adam Fries are both buried at McDonald Baptist Church cemetery. Neither have markers on their graves.

Inez was a great cook. She made the best vegetable soup, fried chicken, and lemon pie.

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  • Created by: Jessie Beard Taylor
  • Added: 6 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22694685
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Inez Bragg Fries (2 May 1894–27 Jan 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22694685, citing Screven County Memorial Cemetery, Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Jessie Beard Taylor (contributor 46947216) .