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Laura Sutton Bruce was born on August 16, 1853, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was the third of seven daughters of Elizabeth T. Colesberry and William W. Bruce. Her father was a wealthy man whose fortune came from hemp and bagging manufacturing, having partnered for some years with the Lexington millionaire Benjamin F. Gratz. W.W.
Portrait of Laura Clay (1849-1941) when she was probably in her 30s - currently hanging at White Hall in Richmond, Kentucky. The portrait was done by her friend and fellow suffragist, Laura Sutton Bruce.
Clay, Mary Jane photograph. Circa 1863.
Box 3, Folder 11. Image number 0010-006-08 Cassius M. Clay Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, Richmond, KY. Date accessed 23 May 2016.