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Laura Dewey Bridgman

Born: 21-Dec-1829
Birthplace: Hanover, NH
Died: 24-May-1889
Location of death: Watertown, MA [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Dana Cemetery, Hanover, NH

Gender: Female
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Oddity

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Blind deaf mute

Stricken by scarlet fever at the age of two, Bridgman nevertheless subsequently learned to read and write.


[1] Perkins Institute for the Blind

Father: Daniel Bridgman (d. 1868)
Mother: Harmony Downer
Sister: (d., scarlet fever)
Sister: (d., scarlet fever)
Brother: (d., scarlet fever)
Sister: Mary (d. 1860)

    High School: Perkins Institute for the Blind, Watertown, MA (1837-50)

    Converted to Baptist (1863)
    Missing Eye both
    Risk Factors: Blindness, Deafness



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