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Laura A. Crews(Oct.1872--Nov. 01, 1956) was born in Missouri to Joseph E. and Mary Ann McMillan Crews, who were natives of Stokes/Forsyth Cos. in North Carolina. Her family had gone to Missouri and stayed for a number of years, where she and some of her siblings were born. Her immediate family returned to NC after their home was supposedly destroyed by a tornado. Laura became a nurse, and worked at Salem Female Academy in Winston-Salem, NC, and also as a private nurse for the Willingham family. She never married. She is buried with many of her relatives at Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church in Forsyth Co. NC, not far from Germanton.


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