Laura Ann Jones

16 January 1843–30 March 1894 (Age 51)
Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Laura Ann

When Laura Ann Jones was born on 16 January 1843, in Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, James Jones, was 47 and her mother, Laura Kieth Llewellyn, was 35. She married Benjamin B. Doolen on 30 September 1860, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 March 1894, in her hometown, at the age of 51, and was buried in North Fork Cemetery, Foster Township, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin B. Doolen
Laura Ann Jones
Marriage: 30 September 1860
Harriett Llewellyn " Hattie" Doolen
Sherman Doolen
Ivy Dora Doolen
Charles Isham Doolen

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin B. Doolen



30 September 1860
Marion, Illinois, United States


    Harriett Llewellyn " Hattie" Doolen


    Sherman Doolen



    Charles Isham Doolen


Parents and Siblings

    James Jones


    Laura Kieth Llewellyn




    Nancy A Jones


    Thomas Palmer Jones


    James Fountain Jones


    Mary Jones


    Elizabeth or Betsy Jones


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 5

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Doolen in household of Benjamin Doolen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ann Jones in household of James Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Laura A Jones, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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