Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mrs. Laura Helen Wilcox Sloane, 1872-1909

Laura Helen Wilcox was born on January 5, 1872 to Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Wilcox. R.M. Wilcox was the proprietor of a popular dry goods and department store in downtown Sandusky. An article in the January 31, 1891 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that Laura Wilcox had recently accepted the position of organist at the Presbyterian Church in Sandusky.  In 1892, Laura Helen Wilcox married Frank G. Sloane.

In 1900, Laura and Frank Sloane's daughter Esther was born. She was to be their only child. On April 30, 1909, Laura Helen Wilcox Sloane died from tuberculosis at the age of 37 years. She was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. She left behind her husband Frank, and her young daughter Esther. Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Sloane were held at the family residence on Franklin Street. Though Laura's life was brief, she touched many lives and had a rich, full life.

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