John Plummer Laney

5 April 1880–14 August 1961 (Age 81)
Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John Plummer

When John Plummer Laney was born on 5 April 1880, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Culbert Laney, was 29 and his mother, Emma Foster, was 33. He married Lacy Evelyn Dean on 12 April 1911, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 14 August 1961, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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John Plummer Laney
Lacy Evelyn Dean
Marriage: 12 April 1911
Alice D Laney
John Plummer Laney
Wilson Campbell Laney
Lory E Laney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1911Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 11
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 22
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: probably a shortened and altered form of McElhinney .English and Irish: habitational name introduced by the Normans originally deriving from any of the many places in northern France called L'Aunai (from Latin alnetum ‘alder grove’). It may also have developed to Delaney .Variant of Laine 2, a surname of French origin.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • John P Loney, "United States Census, 1930"
    • J P Laney, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • John Laney in entry for Wilson Campbell Laney, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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