Laura Belle House


Laura Belle House

Parents: James Philip House & Anna Maria Crosby

Birthdate: March 18, 1883 in Fenwick, Lincoln, Ontario.

Laura Belle House was born March 18, 1883 in Fenwick, Lincoln, Ontario to James Philip House, son of Isaac House and Sarah Ann Tiffany; and Ann Maria Crosby, daughter of Samuel Crosby and Eunice Schram. Laura was raised on the family's fruit farm in the Niagara Peninsula. Laura married George Vernon Hedden on June 26, 1906 in Welland, Ontario. The Heddens soon moved to western New York area, settling in the Oakfield area first, and then moving to Lockport. They had five children: Orie Mahlom, Merle Edward, James Edward, Doris Mildred, and Eva Irene.

George Vernon Hedden was actively involved ion the Oddfellows Lodge, and Laura was active in the local Rebekahs, Order of the Eastern Star. George worked for many years at Harrison Radiator in Lockport. Laura died on October 26, 1959 and is interred at the Wrights Corners Cemetery with George, who died in June of 1964.


      Laura Belle House and George Vernon Hedden  
  Laura's birth certificate Laura Belle House & George Vernon Hedden's marriage registration Laura & George amidst the Lilacs Laura & George's marriage certificate.  
  Laura with the Rebekahs Laura in 1948 with the Rebekahs Laura with the Rebekahs Laura with the Rebekahs  
  Ana Maria Crosby House, Laura's mother Anna Maria Crosby House and one of her sons-Asa, Rozel, Fletcher, Swayze, or Hugh Laura & George in 1958 Laura in the fruit field  
  Laura in the family's fruit stand Laura House Hedden's Obituary   Maria Crosby House's Obituary