Laura Dee Coker

9 March 1892–1 March 1967 (Age 74)
Eros, Marion, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Laura Dee

When Laura Dee Coker was born on 9 March 1892, in Eros, Marion, Arkansas, United States, her father, Barnett B. Coker, was 30 and her mother, Rebecca Emeline Rogers, was 32. She married Iving Gillis Fillingim on 14 February 1909, in Turkey, Hall, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 4, Hemphill, Texas, United States for about 5 years. She died on 1 March 1967, in Canadian, Hemphill, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Hemphill, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Iving Gillis Fillingim
Laura Dee Coker
Marriage: 14 February 1909
Lillian Leola Fillingim
Leon Gillis Fillingim
Eula Mae Fillingim
Elisha Green Fillingim
Adolphus Talmage Fillingim
William Oliver Fillingim
Willis Elmor Fillingim
Hugh E Fillingim
Horace Fillingim
Laura Cornelia Fillingim

Spouse and Children

14 February 1909
Turkey, Hall, Texas, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Barnett B. Coker


    Rebecca Emeline Rogers




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 2

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a group of villages in Somerset named with Coker, from a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura D Fillingins in household of I G Fillingins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura D Coker in household of Barnet Coker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura D Fillingin in household of Irving G Fillingin, "United States Census, 1910"

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