Johanna Ruamah Vaughan

11 September 1869–29 October 1922 (Age 53)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Johanna Ruamah

When Johanna Ruamah Vaughan was born on 11 September 1869, in Illinois, United States, her father, Edward Vaughan, was 34 and her mother, Mary Jones, was 29. She married Charles W HOUGHTON on 7 November 1888. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 October 1922, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States.

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Thomas William Lake
Johanna Ruamah Vaughan
Marriage: 1 June 1909

Spouse and Children

1 June 1909

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World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 8

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 16

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from fychan, a lenited form of bychan, a diminutive of bach ‘little’. This was often used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, typically the son of a father with the same name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Houghton in household of Charles W Houghton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Lake in household of Thomas W Lake, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Johannah Vaughn in household of Edward Vaughn, "United States Census, 1880"

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