Laura Ellen Perry

28 September 1871–16 December 1946 (Age 75)
Hilliard, Uinta, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Laura Ellen

When Laura Ellen Perry was born on 28 September 1871, in Hilliard, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, her father, Henry Andres Perry, was 41 and her mother, Ann Loueza Wade, was 25. She married Lawrence Hereford on 7 March 1889, in Burntfork, Sweetwater, Wyoming Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election District 6 Carter, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1900 and Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1920. She died on 16 December 1946, in Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in City Cemetery, Bell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Hereford
Laura Ellen Perry
Marriage: 7 March 1889
Lonnie H. Hereford
Glenn Hereford
June Hereford

Spouse and Children

7 March 1889
Burntfork, Sweetwater, Wyoming Territory, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 5

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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Story Highlight

Information posted at FindAGrave: Henry Perry

Henry Perry Birth: Jan. 28, 1826 Florissant St. Louis County Missouri, USA Death: Apr. 18, 1909 Fort Bridger Uinta County Wyoming, USA DEATH OF A PIONEER Saturday, April 24, 1909, Evanston, Wyoming …

Sources (3)

  • Laura Casto in household of Thomas Casto, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Perry in household of Henry Perry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lora Casto in household of Thomas Casto, "United States Census, 1900"

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