Laura Bertha Blackman

Female15 December 1873–31 October 1960

Brief Life History of Laura Bertha

When Laura Bertha Blackman was born on 15 December 1873, in Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, George James Blackman, was 44 and her mother, Harriet Staley, was 44. She married Samuel C Diggle on 30 March 1891, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1935 and Shorewood, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 31 October 1960, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Samuel C Diggle
Laura Bertha Blackman
Marriage: 30 March 1891
P Harold Diggle
Vivian Bernice Diggle
Burnham W Diggle
Paul Ward Diggle

Sources (17)

  • Laura B Blackman in household of Geo J Blackman, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Laura B. Blackman, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Laura Diggle in entry for Harriet Staley, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1891Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 18

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 23

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Blakman (Old English Blæcmann ‘black’ + ‘man’), which remained fairly common until the 13th century.

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

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