Laura Albertha Baldwin

2 October 1871–20 October 1948 (Age 77)
Mexico, Audrain, Missouri, United States

The Life 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, Frances Lenora 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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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

Spouse and Children

9 February 1891
Woodland, Yolo, California, United States


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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

Powerful warrior

Sources (3)

  • Laura A Mcdonald in household of Franklin B Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Baldwin in household of Alfred K Baldwin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura A Mcdonald in household of Franklin Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1910"

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