Laura Bertha Blackman

15 December 1873–31 October 1960 (Age 86)
Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States

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

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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, Scottish, and Irish: descriptive nickname for someone of swarthy complexion or hair, or else someone with a pale complexion or hair ( see Black ).

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

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Sources (15)

  • Laura B Blackman in household of Geo J Blackman, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Laura B Digle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura B Diggle in household of John Barclay Naugle, "United States Census, 1940"

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