Laura A. Willis

about 1852–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Laura A.

When Laura A. Willis was born about 1852, in Indiana, United States, her father, Alexander Willis, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Rough, was 30. She lived in Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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Alexander Willis
Elizabeth Rough
Jesse Willis
Mary Catharine Willis
William P. Willis
Sarah Willis
Laura A. Willis
John A. Willis
Martha J. Willis
Rosa L. Willis
George W. Willis

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 4

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Lawra A Willis in household of Alexander Willis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Laura A. Willis - Government record: birth-name: Laura A. Willis

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