Laura Lorena McCollum

Female15 January 1873–26 December 1933

Brief Life History of Laura Lorena

When Laura Lorena McCollum was born on 15 January 1873, in Missouri, United States, her father, David Frank McCollum, was 20 and her mother, Mary Ann Drew, was 21. She married Emmett Ralph Scruggs on 15 May 1889, in Montague, Montague, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Bastrop, Texas, United States in 1910 and Union Township, Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 26 December 1933, in Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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Emmett Ralph Scruggs
Laura Lorena McCollum
Marriage: 15 May 1889
Ralph David Scruggs
Grace Leona Scruggs
Ernest H Scruggs

Sources (9)

  • Laura L Scruggs in household of Ralph E Scruggs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura L. McCollum, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Laura Lorena McCollum Scruggs, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1889Montague, Montague, Texas, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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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.

    1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

    Age 3

    A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.


    Age 16

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son of Colum’. See McCallum , which is the usual spelling of this name in Scotland.

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

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