Laura Jane Bennett
Born: September 3, 1882 in McComb, Missouri
Died: June 14, 1919 in Mcomb, Missouri
My Grandma Jewell told me her mother was a phenomenol seamstress, there was not a stitch she did not know how to make. She designed her own patterns and used a treddle sewing machine.
Great Grandma made her own herbs for healing--Bamgillion Buds, she made her own salve by adding the herbs to petroleum jelly and Taller (grease from sheep).
She was married to Andrew Hays in Hartville, Missouri on 7-18-1902
According to 1880 Federal Census Laura had the following siblings:
David Bennett born 1872
Isaac Bennett born 1875
Charles E. Bennett born 1877
Marve D. Bennett born 1880
Martha A. Bennett born 1880
We do not know who the lady is with Grandma, could be one of her sisters.
1920 census at age 37- Wright County, MO
Laura died shortly after this census was taken.
Laura is burried in Ashley Cemetery in McComb, Missouri