Well the names are the same, BUT, I somehow now think that our Laura Isabelles are 2 Completely Different People!!
My Laura Isabelle Courtney Brown
b. Feb 19, 1876 m. Feb. 5, 1893 d. Dec. 24, 1943
Apanoose Cty, Centerville, Iowa
m Josiah Henry Charles in Troy, Kansas
d. Calgary, Alberta, Canada while being transported to hospital in ambulance. Ambulance broad-sided.
Both her and Josiah buried in Queen's Park Cemetery, Calgary
Emigrated to Alberta in 1905 from Troy, Ks.
She was the daughter of Julia Ann Ketrow and a Thomas Courtney (Story is that he went off to war and did not return.) Julia then married an Oliver Richard Brown and he adopted Laura and she went by Laura Isabelle Courtney Brown. Julia and Oliver had a son they named John.
1900 Federal Census for Doniphan Co, Ks. in Center Township, Microfilm # T623-473, p15, line 6, 7, 8, Dwelling #103, Family #103.
O.R. Brown, head of the house, white, male, born Mar 1849, age 59y, married 22 yrs, born in PA, father born England, mother born Germany. Occupation day laborer, can read, write and speak English. He owns his home and it is mortgaged.
Julia Brown, wife, white female, born Oct 1841, age 52 yrs, married 22 yrs, mother of 4 children, only 2 are living, Julia born in Indiana, father born in Ohio, mother born Indiana. Julia can read, write and speak English.
John Brown, son of Julia and O.R. Brown, b. June 1882, age 18 yrs, single, b. in Missouri, father born in PA, mother b. Indiana. Occupation day laborer. Can read, write and speak English
Inhabitants in Centreville, in the Cty. of Apanoose, State of Iowa, 28 day of June 1880.
Dwelling #212 Family #227
Brown, Oliver, white male, 32 y. married, day laborer, place of birth PA, father's place of birth Ireland, mother's place of birth, PA.
Brown, Julia A., white female, 32 y, married, wife, occupation: keeping house, POB Indiana, father's POB Ohio,
Mother's POB Indiana.
Brown, Jessie M- white female, 6y, daughter, at home with whooping cough. POB Iowa, Father's pob Iowa, Mother's POB Indiana.
Brown, Laura I.- white female, 4y, daughter, at home with whooping cough. POB Iowa.
Brown, Thomas J.- white, male, 1/12 yr. (May), son, at home with whooping cough. POB Iowa.
So, we know that so far....the Ethan Allen Ketrow and Mariah Catherine Rollffree agree and that Julia Ann Ketrow and her 2 spouses that you have, agree.
The Laura Isabelle that u speak of is Julia's SISTER and the Laura Isabelle that I speak of is Julia's daughter with Thomas Courtney.
Do u have any further info on Thomas Courtney???? That is the mystery in my tree. What happened to him??
You are, no doubt, a relative as we are connected thru Julia.
My Laura Isabelle came to Alberta with her husband in a covered wagon and 6 CHILDREN!! Settled on the prairie and had many hard times and finally settled in High River, Alberta where Laura ran a boarding house and Josiah worked on ranches in area. They had 3 more children in Alberta, 2 daughters and a son.
I have an early picture of Laura, her mother Julia and young brother John Brown. Also have a picture of Laura and 3 other women (sisters or sisters-in-law).
If u note Rita Gaston's msg. in this forum, her great great grandmother was Laura Isabelle Ketrow, Julia's sister.
Thankyou for all your family info, it will be added to the info I have. If u would like my family info, pls email me .
Have a great NEW YEAR.