When Leonard H McLaughlin was born on 24 March 1848, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph D McLaughlin, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Shirtz, was 43. He married Nancy Jane or Nannie Van Fossen on 17 February 1876, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Elkrun Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States for about 30 years and Center Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 17 July 1934, in Lisbon, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Center Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Siobhan, Aileen, Caitlin, Keane, Liam, Padric, Aine, Ciaran, Conan, Conley.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lochlainn ‘son of the Norseman’, from the personal name Lochlann ‘stranger, Norseman’, from a term denoting Scandinavia (possibly ‘land of lakes/fjords’). This was a ruling family in Ulster. See also Laughlin and compare the Scottish form McLachlan .