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 Laura <I>Ingersoll</I> Secord

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Laura Ingersoll Secord

  • Birth 13 Sep 1775 Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 17 Oct 1868 Chippawa, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Niagara Falls, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Memorial ID 7275749

Canadian Heroine of the War of 1812. Born in Massachusetts in 1775, she moved to Canada with her parents and siblings after the American Revolution. In 1794 she married James Secord. In June of 1813 during the War of 1812, Secord's house in Queenston, Ontario, was taken over by US troops and used as there base. One evening she over heard there commanding officer, Colonel Boestler, talking about a planned surprise attack on Colonel James Fitzgibbons and his British troops, who were stationed at the DeCew House. She walked over 20 miles to warn Fitzgibbon of the surprised attack that was supposed to happen at the Beaver Dams on the Niagara Frontier. She was hailed a hero and lived until the age of 93, dying in 1868. Several books and articles were written about her life. There is also candy and chocolate named for her.

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Here rests Laura Ingersoll, beloved wife of James Secord, aged 93 years.





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  • Added: 19 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7275749
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Ingersoll Secord (13 Sep 1775–17 Oct 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7275749, citing Drummond Hill Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .