Laura M. Niles

February 1896–
Arizona, United States

The Life of Laura M.

When Laura M. Niles was born in February 1896, in Arizona, United States, her father, George S. Niles, was 35 and her mother, Clara Cordilla Shoemaker, was 20. She married Harold Clifford Ross on 15 June 1915, in Utah, United States. She lived in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1910 and Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1920.

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Harold Clifford Ross
Laura M. Niles
Marriage: 15 June 1915

Spouse and Children

15 June 1915
Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 31

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: perhaps a patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal ( see Nelson ).2 Possibly a variant of German Neils , a derivative of the personal name Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Niles in household of George S Niles, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura M Niles in household of George S Niles, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura M Ross in household of Harold C Ross, "United States Census, 1920"

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