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Laura Hall Peters

Laura Peters
Laura E. Peters. From Seattle Times obituary, January 29, 1902.

Laura Etta Crane was born in Portland, Indiana to Daniel and Catherine Crane on October 7, 1840. She spent her youth in Indiana, and married Isaac M. Hall in 1859. The Halls moved to California in 1864, and then relocated to Seattle a year later. Laura and Isaac Hall had three children: Eudora, Llewella, and Frank. The Halls divorced in 1883.

"...she was radical, aggressive and progressive, strong and positive in her convictions, and plain mannered to an unusual degree." -Progressive Thinker, March 15, 1902
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Resources

Digital Materials, Washington State Historical Society

Biography of Laura Peters, Equal to the Occasion: Women Editors of the Nineteenth Century West by Sherilyn Cox Bennion, p.49-55

"Laura Hall Peters: Pursuing the Myth of Equality," by Barbara Cloud, Pacific Northwest Quarterly v.74 #1, January 1983

Materials about Peters and her family posted by Stacey Davis, including photographs, transcribed newspaper articles, and obituaries

Puget Sound Cooperative Colony article, HistoryLink