Laura Belle Davis was born September 16, 1874, in St. Francois County,
daughter of John Davis and Artemissia (Cunningham) Davis. Laura married
Benjamine [Benjamin] I. Pigg on March 15, 1893 in St. Francois County,
Missouri. Benjamine I. Pigg was born November 12, 1874, in St. Francois County,
Missouri. Four sons and two daughters were born to Benjamine and Laura (Davis) Pigg,
namely: Henry Lee, Harvey, Ben, Ethel, Marvin, and Helen. Benjamine I. Pigg
died on November 20, 1911. After her children were grown, Laura was united in
marriage to Ben T. Maddern on January 3, 1925.
Benjamine [Benjamin] Thomas Maddern was born October 3, 1869, and died May 25,
1935. Benjamine Thomas Maddern was first married to Elvie Westover who died Sept.
29, 1920. Laura Belle died at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 10,
1944, at the age of 69 years, 3 months and 25 days. Laura is buried at Bonne Terre
Cemetery by her first husband, Benjamine I. Pigg. Laura shares gravestone with her
daughter, Helen M. Pigg, who died in 1937. If you would like to share
information on this line, please contact Robert Davis
who contributed this information as well as the above photographs.