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 Laura Hammond <I>Lee</I> Burroughs

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Laura Hammond Lee Burroughs

  • Birth 6 Aug 1888 Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1970 Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot 3938
  • Memorial ID 34986595

Daughter of James Wideman Lee and Emma Eufaula Ledbetter.

Wife of Mortimer P. Burroughs. They married on Nov. 03,1908 in Atlanta, Georgia. From their marriage, two sons were born. One grew up to become the popular writer William S. Burroughs, cult favorite and Beat icon and Mortimer Perry Burroughs, Jr, who is also buried in this cemetery.

She raised her grandson William "Billy" Burroughs, Jr. and is remembered fondly by him. Described as a true lady, Laura was a lovely and devoted mother and wife.

For several years she lived in West Palm Beach, Florida. There she ran an antique shop with her beloved husband. After his death, her health declining, she moved back to Missouri where she spent her last years in a nursing home.


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  • Created by: J.A. & D.S.
  • Added: 19 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34986595
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Hammond Lee Burroughs (6 Aug 1888–19 Oct 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34986595, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by J.A. & D.S. (contributor 46808935) .