She was born in Livingston County, Michigan on 25 January 1855 to Elias C. and Johanna Smith MAXSON. Her parents were both from Wyoming County, New York. The MAXSON's finally settled in Locke Township, Ingham County, Michigan.
|Laura, Milan, and Milan's mother Nancy|
Laura and Milan had three children of their own: Bertha Mae, Lulu Gertrude and Earl Milan. Their children also married within the township and the family remained close.
Laura died at only 50 years of age. Her cause of death was 'softening of the brain.'
Much like the rest of my Michigan family, Laura is buried in Rowley Cemetery in Ingham County.
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