21 August 2013

Random Person of the Day - Lany L. Duram

Lany was the daughter of my 4x great grandparents, Joseph W. Duram and Minerva Higley of Waterloo, Seneca, New York.  All I know of her is from her headstone transcription at the Stark Street Cemetery in Waterloo.

Lany was born in 1823 and died on the 2nd of June 1837 and is buried in Waterloo.  Her parents were J.W. and Minerva Duram, according to her headstone.  She was only age 14 years.

The Stark Street cemetery contains the headstones of three of Joseph and Minerva's children.  In addition to Lany, David N. died in April of 1839 at age 19, and Nancy A. Hamell died on 11 October 1840, age 19 years 10 months.  I'm not aware if there was some sort of sickness going around during these years, but the 1837-1840 time range must have been extremely painful for the Duram family.  My 3x great grandmother, Sophronia, would have been ages 11-14 during these years.

Some more information about the Durams can be found in my Climbing the colonial branches post.

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