Laura Lulu Moe1

ID # 97, (1877-1952)
Laura Lulu Moe|b. 7 May 1877\nd. 1952|p97.htm|John Wesley Moe|b. 14 Apr 1823\nd. 7 Feb 1904|p3.htm|Sophia Augusta Lawrason|b. 23 Sep 1834\nd. 27 Mar 1897|p13.htm|Henry Moe|d. 22 Oct 1839|p1.htm|Teressa M. Coleman|b. 18 Feb 1802\nd. 16 Sep 1894|p2.htm|Joseph Lawrason|b. 27 Mar 1811\nd. 29 Aug 1867|p111.htm|Ann J. Carpenter|b. 28 Jun 1808|p112.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Laura Lulu Moe was born on 7 May 1877 at Mitchell, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of John Wesley Moe and Sophia Augusta Lawrason.1 She married Arthur Wellesley Henry on 8 September 1908 at YWCA, Brantford, Brant County, Ontario.1 She died in 1952.1 Laura is with her brother Joseph in the 1901 census taken at London, Ontario, and she is said to be a book keeper.

Laura's birth registration is 024296-77. She was born Laura Laura Moeat Mitchell, Ontario, in Perth County. Her father was John Wesley Moeand her mother Sophia A. Lawrason. John Wesley Moe is said to be a grocer. It's not known how long the family was in Mitchell, but in 1875 they were in Richmond, where Husted William Moe was born, and by the 1881 census, four years later, the family was in Charlottesville Township in Norfolk County.

Here is the marriage notice for Laura:

Moe, Laura L. Marriage Sep 10, 1908
BWX, P. 5, Col. 7 Henry, Arthur W. (Husband)

Nuptial Notes: HENRY-MOE [Sept 10,1908]
A very pretty and quiet wedding was solemnized on Tuesday morning, Sept. 8th
at the Young Women's Christian Association, when Miss Laura L.Moe of
Detroit, was united in marriage to Mr. Arthur W. Henry of London. Rev.
W.A..J. Martin, pastor of Zion Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony
in the presence of only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry left on the 10:29 train for points east, followed by the
good wishes of many friends. Upon their return they will take up their
residence in London.

Laura's sister Effie was associated with the YWCA at Brantford and this is likely the reason for the marriage there. Laura's brother Josephand his family had gone to Michigan after 1901 (for they appear at the 1901 census as living at London) and before 1903, for their son Kenneth was born in Michigan. Laura seems to have lived with them, both in London and in Michigan.

Laura and Henry's marriage registration is 004962-08. He is said to be a traveller. The place of marriage is Brantford, as stated above, and his residence is said to be London. Her place of birth and residence are said to be Brantford. Her birth registration, shown above, proves otherwise, for she was born at Mitchell. As for her place of residence, I believe that Detroit, as shown in her marriage notice, is closer to the truth.

At the time of the 1911 census, Laura and Arthur are with their son Lawrence at London, Ontario.1

Last Edited=21 May 2009

Child of Laura Lulu Moe and Arthur Wellesley Henry


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.