Nora Ellen Laman Montgomery
Nora Ellen (Laman) Montgomery, we called her Granny Montgomery
born Apr 6 1889 Carbon, Davis Co, Ia
died Jun 3 1976 Scottsdale, Maricopa Co, Az
This photo was taken 1907 or 1908, Granny wrote she was 19 years old when taken. She lived in Nodaway at that time, probably had photo taken in Clarinda, Iowa.
Nora was a daughter of Andrew Laman and Margaret Ann Jolliff. She grew up in Carbon, Iowa and was one of four children that graduated from Carbon High School in 1904, it seems most weren't too enthusiastic about graduating in that area. She became a teacher and taught several years before working for A.A. Berry Seed Co. She married William "Burl" Montgomery Oct 1, 1910 in Carbon and they had 2 children. After Burl died, she moved to Scottsdale, Az to live with her daughter Faye. She lived almost 30 years after Burl died but never remarried and she was a lot of fun to talk to, she was sweeter than pie. Nora's memory is a big part of why I knew where to research and who to look for on our family history.
Nora was my ggrandma.