Laura Albertha Baldwin

Female2 October 1871–20 October 1948

Brief Life History of Laura Albertha

When Laura Albertha Baldwin was born on 2 October 1871, in Mexico, Audrain, Missouri, United States, her father, Alfred Kemper Baldwin, was 28 and her mother, Lenora Frances Brandenburg, was 18. She married Franklin Benjamin McDonald on 9 February 1891, in Woodland, Yolo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Monticello, Napa, California, United States in 1935 and Winters Judicial Township, Yolo, California, United States in 1940. She died on 20 October 1948, in Winters, Yolo, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Winters, Yolo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Benjamin McDonald
Laura Albertha Baldwin
Marriage: 9 February 1891
John Nelson Thissell
Sarah Ellen McDonald
Benjamin Franklin McDonald
Lorine Alice McDonald
Joseph Hulse McDonald
Alfred Robert McDonald
Bertha Frances McDonald
Edgar Ray McDonald

Sources (19)

  • Laura A Mcdonald in household of Franklin B Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Thissell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Laura Alberta Mcdonald, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1891Woodland, Yolo, California, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Modoc War

    Age 1

    Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 25

    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 and North German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements bald ‘bold, brave’ + wine ‘friend’, which was extremely popular among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages. It was the personal name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of four more Crusader kings of Jerusalem. It was also borne by Baldwin, Count of Flanders (1172–1205), leader of the Fourth Crusade, who became first Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204). In North America, this surname has absorbed Dutch forms such as Boudewijn.

    Irish: surname adopted in Donegal by bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Maolagáin (see Milligan ), due to association of Gaelic maol ‘bald, hairless’ with English bald.

    History: A John Baldwin from Buckinghamshire, England, arrived in the US in 1638 and settled in Milford, CT.

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

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