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Lura Ann Washburn

Lura Ann Washburn

Female 1848 - 1872  (23 years)

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  • Name Lura Ann Washburn 
    Born 24 Apr 1848  Salem, Wayne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Mar 1872  Glencoe, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I91  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2015 

    Father Charles Washburn,   b. 13 Oct 1814, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1865, Anoka, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Nancy Leonard,   b. Abt 1820, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1857, Anoka, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 17 May 1843  ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Orlando Blair,   b. 25 Apr 1843, Putnam, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1898, East Jordan, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1867  ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frank Lewis Blair,   b. 17 Mar 1872, Glencoe, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1955, Wyandotte, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Letter from Orlando Blair to his sister Emma Blair.
      The letter was written and mailed in Glencoe, MN and sent to Putnam, NY in the Spring of 1872.
      Spelling, punctuation, and captializations are preserved.

      Dear Sister Emma,

      Your kind letter was received by us a short time since but Lura was not destined ever to answer it.

      she was confined on the 17th and gave birth to a boy babe
      on the 24th seven days after died.

      The same vitality has prevailed through this section of the country
      more than one half of child bed confinements have proven fatal

      she seemed doing well until the third day when she took or had a slight chill and from that time grew worse, yet we all had hopes of her recovery until almost her last day

      it is something that the Phiscians do not understand the vitality that prevails among the child bed confinements.

      Lura had one of the best nurses in the country attending her who had nothing to do but to attend to her

      we had a hired girl besides the nurse and also Mary Shear from Michigan was visiting us which was a great source of comfort to me for she has always been like a sister to me when I was in Michigan

      her Phiscian visited her almost hourly after she was taken with the chill on the 3 day so she had i am satisfied all the care that a mortal could have had.

      but my dear Sister she was to good for this sin sick world and God in his infinit wisdom called her home to be with him on high

      she had no fear of death and hoped that all her friends which are many would so live that when God should call them hence they would meet her in heaven.

      O! Emma, of all the many greivances that I have had this has been by far the hardest and the heaviest that I ever can have the death of the wife of my youth

      But God in his infinite mercies has left me a momento of the lost one that I loved so well

      Oh! Emma you have never realized how precious she was to me, nor never can until you have been affected as I have been; but may God spare you from this trial

      Lura named the baby Frank Lewis
      Lewis in honor of her brother that died

      I shall stay here until Fall anyway and get some one to take care of the babe
      after that I do not know what I shall do

      Mary has not concluded yet weather she will stay here and teach school this summer or not but I hope she will for I would like to have one relative near me

      Maggie Lee that married Mr. Bennett about 6 months before I was married died yesterday
      she was a niece of Agness Wiley Blair

      Mrs. Chubb, Agnes sister is very sick

      There has been a lot of sickness here this spring

      And now dear sister I will close this sad epistle for I have many more to write yet.

      Write me often will you not

      Love to all enquiring friends

      Your affectionate Brother
      Orlando Blair

      Don't forget me to Robert