William Jackson Ladd

9 January 1865–31 March 1932 (Age 67)
Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life of William Jackson

When William Jackson Ladd was born on 9 January 1865, in Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, Christopher Marion Ladd, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Isabel Connelly, was 15. He married Mary Lucinda Bowdle in 1888, in Kingman, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 31 March 1932, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Arlington, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Jackson Ladd
Mary Lucinda Bowdle
Marriage: 1888
Nellie Blanch Ladd
Bessie M. Ladd
Jess Wesley Ladd
Ernest Ladd
Carl Ladd
Ernest Ladd
William Jennings Brian Ladd
Jacob Ladd
Fred Ladd
Floyd Ladd
Christopher Marion Ladd

Spouse and Children

Kingman, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 2

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 19

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a servant, Middle English ladde. The word first appeared in the 13th century, with the meaning ‘servant’ or ‘man of humble birth’, the modern meaning of ‘young man’, ‘boy’ being a later shift.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ladd in entry for Jesse Wesley Ladd, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • William J Ladd, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William J Ladd, "United States Census, 1930"

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