Laura M Merret

Female2 February 1880–10 June 1937

Brief Life History of Laura M

When Laura M Merret was born on 2 February 1880, in Keenes, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, Jefferson Campbell Merret, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Walker, was 42. She married Herman Friedrich Blair on 4 March 1906, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Butler Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Rossville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1937. She died on 10 June 1937, at the age of 57, and was buried in East Lynn Cemetery, East Lynn, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Herman Friedrich Blair
Laura M Merret
Marriage: 4 March 1906
Edwin Merrett Blair
Milford Herman Blair
William Maurice Blair

Sources (11)

  • Laura Blair in household of Herman Blair, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Blair, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Laura Merrett, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    4 March 1906Wayne, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 5

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 16

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: French Emile, Yves, Antoine, Camille, Collette, Eusebe, Laurent, Maryse, Monique, Raoul, Solange.

    French: from a diminutive of Old French verre ‘glass’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a glazier.

    History: Michel Verret dit Laverdure from Saintes in Charente-Maritime, France, married Marie Galarneau in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1683. The Verret families of LA trace their foundation to one Michel-Joseph Verret who was born in Canada and was in LA by 1724.

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

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