Mary Kathryn Trostle

Female7 November 1910–12 February 1994

Brief Life History of Mary Kathryn

When Mary Kathryn Trostle was born on 7 November 1910, her father, George Washington Trostle, was 49 and her mother, Ida Belle Vanderhoof, was 35. She married John Martin Laux on 25 November 1939, in Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Woodbury, Cumberland, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 12 February 1994, in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Martin Laux
Mary Kathryn Trostle
Marriage: 25 November 1939

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Trostle in household of George Trostle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Kathryn Trostle, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Mary K Laux, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1939Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 2

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

    Age 9

    During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.


    Age 22

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of German Trostel and probably also of South German (mainly Austria) Tröstl, a variant of Trost .

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

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