Saturday, March 12, 2016

Laura P Smith 1898, Monmouth, Maine

Back reads:
 "Laura P Smith
MHS and A '98"

Laura Smith was born in 1879 in Monmouth, Maine to Abbie F Smith and Henry S Smith, a farmer. She had two older siblings, Annie C and Harry J. I'm going to guess this is a graduation photo, as she would have been about 19 when this was taken and MHS could be Monmouth High School. In 1910 she is living in Middlesex, Massachusetts with her uncle Charles W Smith and aunt Mary E Smith, as well as a cousin Helen, two lodgers, and Abbie F Smith, Charles's sister-in-law. Laura is working as a spring breaker in a watch factory. In 1920 she is lodging with George and Jannie Blake and she has become a bookkeeper at the watch factory. After that, I can't find any more about her.

If you know who this may be, let us know in the comments!

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