John Patrick Laffan

31 March 1890–26 September 1963 (Age 73)
Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John Patrick

When John Patrick Laffan was born on 31 March 1890, in Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Martin J. Laffan, was 26 and his mother, Ellen M Kelley, was 25. He died on 26 September 1963, in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 73.

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Martin J. Laffan
Ellen M Kelley
John Patrick Laffan
David F. Laffan
Mary Ellen Laffan
Ellen Laffan
Frank James Joseph Laffan
Margaretta Laffan
Cecelia Laffan

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1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 5

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Lavin .

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

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