Laura E. Burr (1824-1900)
Mrs. Laura E. Burr, whose maiden name was Laura E. Montgomery, was born near Attica, New York, February 29, 1824. She came to Lansing Michigan, with her husband Dr. Hosea Stanton Burr in 1847. He was stricken with a "congestive or spinal fever" the next year and died. Shortly after, Mrs. Burr founded a young ladies' academy in Lansing, which she conducted for several years. Her later life was devoted to art and science. In addition she became widely known as an artist and teacher of painting. At various times she had art classes in Washington, Buffalo (circa 1855), Chicago, Nashville, Minneapolis, Rochester and Toledo (circa 1867 - 1868). Her paintings
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