Laura Caroline Thurston1

b. 7 January 1841, d. 26 March 1889
Last Edited=9 Jun 2016
2nd great-grandaunt of Joseph Michael Flint
     Laura Caroline Thurston was born on 7 January 1841 at Indiana.2,1 She was the daughter of Samuel Thurston and Prudence Bearss.1,2

Laura Caroline Thurston was 6 years old, when her father, Samuel Thurston, died on 20 June 1847.3

On 1 October 1850 Laura Caroline Thurston was enumerated in the household of Prudence Bearss on the 1850 U. S. census for Pleasant township, Wabash County, Indiana as Laura Thurston, 9 years old, birthplace of Indiana. Attended school within the year. Also enumerated in the household were Samuel Wesley Thurston, William Kilbourn Thurston, Mary Frances Thurston and Prudence Philena Thurston.2

Laura Caroline Thurston married Thomas E Brown on 23 September 1867 at Blue Earth County, Minnesota.4

On 4 June 1880 Laura Caroline Thurston was enumerated in the household of Lewis Stark on the 1880 U. S. census for Montecito Precinct, Santa Barbara County, California as Laura Brown, 39 years old, Boarder, Married, birthplace of Indiana, occupation of No Occupation, Spinal Disease On Census Day. Father born in New York. Mother born in Connecticut. Also enumerated in the household were Thomas E Brown.5

Laura Caroline Thurston died on 26 March 1889 at age 48.6

Laura Caroline Thurston was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, FG .6


  1. Brown Thurston, Thurston Genealogies Second Edition (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston, 1892), 625; Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, Post Office Box 778, Salem, Massachusetts 01970.
  2. 1850 U. S. census, Wabash County, Indiana, population schedule, Pleasant Township, p. 404 back (stamped), dwelling 194, family 205, Prudence Thurston; digital image, ( : accessed 09 Nov 2008); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, Roll 178.
  3. Wabash County Genealogical Society., Nabors Cemetery, Wabash County Indiana,, January, 1998) Located at USGenWeb Wabash County, Indiana
  4. Marriage Register , Minnesota , Blue Earth County, volume B: 86, Thomas E Brown and Laura C Thurston; index and images, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949", FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 Feb 2015).
  5. 1880 U. S. census, Santa Barbara County, California, population schedule, Montecito Precinct, Enumeration District 81, p. 3 (written) p. 471 C (stamped), dwelling 22, family 22, Lewis Stark; digital image, ( : accessed 06 Jun 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, Roll 81.
  6. Find A Grave, database and images ( 25 feb 2015), memorial page for Laura C. Brown, Find A Grave Memorial no. 73252742, Creator:Richard Wesley, accessed 25 feb 2015, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.