Laura Belle Honaker

23 July 1876–19 September 1911 (Age 35)
Rocky Gap, Bland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Laura Belle

When Laura Belle Honaker was born on 23 July 1876, in Rocky Gap, Bland, Virginia, United States, her father, James David (Jim) Honaker, was 29 and her mother, Susan Linkous, was 21. She married Thomas Pritchard Smith about 1902, in Mannington, Marion, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Union Magisterial District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Carroll Magisterial District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 19 September 1911, in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Sias, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Pritchard Smith
Laura Belle Honaker
Marriage: about 1902

Spouse and Children

about 1902
Mannington, Marion, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James David (Jim) Honaker





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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 10

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German (Honacker): topographic name from Middle High German hōch ‘high’ (+ dative -n) + acker ‘field’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Laurabell Honaker in household of James D Honaker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura B Smith in household of Thomas P Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Belle Honaker Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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