Laura Towner

18 February 1809–29 April 1887 (Age 78)
Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Towner was born on 18 February 1809, in Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Enoch Towner, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Moore, was 17. She married Alanson Whitney on 18 December 1828, in Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Freedom Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 29 April 1887, in Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Towner, Rome Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alanson Whitney
Laura Towner
Marriage: 18 December 1828
Electa J Whitney
Frank M Whitney
Leonard Whitney
Lucinda Whitney
Emeline Whitney
William E Whitney
Elizabeth E Whitney
Clarissa Ellen Whitney

Spouse and Children

18 December 1828
Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States


    Electa J Whitney


    Frank M Whitney


    Leonard Whitney


    Lucinda Whitney


    Emeline Whitney


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 3

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex):1. topographic name for one who lived in a township or village, Middle English toun, + -er, a characteristic topographic ending of Sussex surnames. 2. occupational name for a toll taker or tax collector, from tolnere, an agent derivative of Middle English toll ‘tax’, ‘payment’. Compare Toller .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Whitney in household of Alanson Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Laura Whitney in household of Alanson Whitney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Gerould E Towner in household of Joseph Towner, "United States Census, 1880"

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