Laura Pomeroy

1811–1883 (Age 72)
Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Laura

When Laura Pomeroy was born in 1811, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Hiram Pomeroy, was 38 and her mother, Ruby Parsons, was 37. She married Rufus Sikes on 22 November 1832, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1883, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Sikes
Laura Pomeroy
Marriage: 22 November 1832
Laura Sikes
Henrietta Sikes
Harriet Sikes
Elizabeth M. Sikes
Rufus Sikes
Harriet Sykes
Chauncey Sykes
Clara Sikes
James Frank Sykes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1832Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 18
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin; mainly Devon and Dorset): habitational name from any of various places in northeastern France named with Old French pommeroie, pommeraie ‘apple orchard’ (collective of pomme ‘apple’). The name was established in Ireland in 1573.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Laura S. in entry for Sikes, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Laura P Likes in household of Rufus Likes, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Laura Sikes in entry for Clara Sikes, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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