Laura Spinks

18 December 1873–8 March 1960 (Age 86)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Laura

When Laura Spinks was born on 18 December 1873, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Marion Spinks, was 21 and her mother, Rebecca Parmelia Weaver, was 15. She married Edward St. Clair Miller on 11 August 1893, in White, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Big Creek Township, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Peter Creek Township, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 8 March 1960, in Pangburn, White, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ida, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States.

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Edward St. Clair Miller
Laura Spinks
Marriage: 11 August 1893
Addie Miller
Allie A Miller
Nancy F Miller
Laura Ettie Miller
John Edward Miller
Charles Newton Miller
Gilbert Ray Miller
Amanda Ruth Miller

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1893White, Arkansas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · The First Workers Strike
    Age 4
    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Spink , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Laura Miller in household of Edward S Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Laura Spinks, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
    • Laura Miller in household of Edward S Miller, "United States Census, 1920"

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