“Mrs. Laura Starr Ware Wilkinson is a native of Deerfield, Mass. She was born Jan. 20, 1843. Her parents were Edwin Ware and Harriet S Ware. She was educated in Deerfield schools, and Mrs. David Minch’s school Belmont, Mass. She traveled in England, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and America.
She married John Wilkinson Esq. of Syracuse, NY, November 20, 1867.
Her special work has been in the interest of domestic economy. During the World’s Fair she was chairman of the Congress of Household Economics and organized the National Columbian Household Economic Association, which proposes to have a vice president in each state and a chairman of Household Economics in each county in each state.
In religious faith, she is a Unitarian.
Her postoffice address if No. 482, La Salle Avenue, Chicago.”
Source: The Congress of Woman Writers, edited by Mary K.O. Eagle, International Publishing Co., Chicago and Philadelphia, 1893, page 233