Mary Ellen Laman Johnson

Mary Ellen Laman Johnson

Mary Ellen Laman Johnson

born Nov 20 1845 Henderson Co, Ill

died Apr 9 1880 Henderson Co, Ill

This photo taken in the early to mid-1870’s we’re guessing, in Henderson Co, Illinois most likely.

Mary Ellen was a daughter of Stephen Laman and Sidna Marilda Smith. She was born and remained in Henderson County her entire life. She married George H Johnson Jun 10, 1867 in Henderson Co and they had 5 children in Honey Creek and Lomax. She was a school teacher. She was 34 when she died but no one in my family knows why she died so young.

Mary Ellen was a sister of my 2nd ggrandfather, Andy Laman.



The style of her dress looks more 1860s. See "Victorian Costume for Ladies" by Linda Setnik or "American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs" by Priscilla Harris Dalrymple.



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