Laura A Covey

Brief Life History of Laura A

When Laura A Covey was born in 1862, in Missouri, United States, her father, William Grant Covey, was 22 and her mother, Phedelia Mclaughlin, was 18. She married Joseph Campbell in 1888, in Mercer, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Harrison Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Ravanna, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1929, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Goshen Cemetery, Harrison Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States.

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Joseph Campbell
Laura A Covey
Marriage: 1888
Cara Campbell
Earl T Campbell
Earl George Campbell
Ethel Edna Campbell
Leland Burr Campbell
Marjorie Mary Campbell
Bessie Campbell

Sources (12)

  • Laura A Covey in household of William Covey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Laura Covey in entry for Leland B Campbell, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • Laura A Campbell in household of Joseph Campbell, "United States Census, 1920"

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The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of MacCovey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh (see Coffey ).

English: unexplained. Covey is used of ‘pantry’ in the early modern period and covey ‘little chap’ (a diminutive of cove, Middle English cof ‘bold, eager, courageous’; see Cove ) in the early nineteenth century, but there is no evidence to confirm either as the source for the surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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