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Almira Jane Laflin (b. 1835)Almira Jane Laflin (daughter of Luther Laflin and Almira Sylvester) was born 1835 in Blandford,Massachusettes.She married Calvin Edwards Hull on 1860, son of Nathaniel Hull and Sally Tibbals.
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National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Volume 39 - Page 138
DAR ID Number: 38375
Almira Jane Laflin Hull, daughter of Luther and Almira (Sylvester) Laflin, has been for many years prominent as a leader of society in Brooklin. NY.She is also most favorably known for the successful management of large charities.She arranged the famous charity balls that have been given in Brooklyn for many years.A lover and student of music she has been the patroness of large musical entertainments.She has inherited many of the qualities that made her father successful in business life.She has invented several articles which have been of benifit to the people at large.Among these inventions maybe cited the openings in glass gas-globes, which have been in constant use since the time that she designed them.She also invented and patented a ladies chiffonier cabinet.Mrs. Hull was the prime mover in having ladies remove their hats at all places of public amusement, personnally interviewing the New York and Brooklin theater managers, who welcomed the proposition and aided in the reform.Mrs. Hull was also a prime mover in the anti-expectorating movement, especially interviewing the city officers and urging upon them the enforcement of the ordinance against expectorating in public places.
Mrs. Hull has drawn to herself a large circle of intimate friends, who admire her for her cheerfulness, her unobentatious courtesy, her hospitality, and the beauty of her face and form.Mrs. Hull was deeply interested in the Memorial Hospital, and was formally it's first Vice President.She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Home for Consumptives, in which she has endowed two beds.She is a member of the Guild of Plymouth Church, of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames.She is very prominent in literary and musical circles, and is a member of the Apollo Club, the Rubinstein Club, the Mozart Club, the Chiropean Club, the Urban Club, the Smile Club, and the Health Protection Club.Mrs. Hull married in 1860 to Dr. Calvin Edwards Hull, who was born in Haddam, Connecticut on October 1, 1813, son of Nathaniel and Salyy (Tibbals) Hull, both natives of Connecticut.In 1864 while driving with her husband, Mrs. Hull saw a beautiful tract of land at Black Rock,Bridgeport, Connecticut, which commanded a beautiful view of Long Island Sound.The ground was purchased and a beautiful mansion built there on.This beautiful home isstill in the possesion of Mrs. Hull.
She is a lover of all that is artistic and beautiful in art and in nature, and her greenhouses at Black Rock daily supply her city home with rare and beautiful flowers.
In the beautiful home at Black Rock on November 13, 1901, Dr. Hull passed in death.He is buried in Greenwood Cemetary in Brooklyn.The monument that marks his last resting place is erected after a design executed by Mrs. Hull.
The married life of Dr. and Mrs. Hull was ideally beautiful and happy.Dr. and Mrs. Hull have no issue. 0
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