Laura Bell Caskey

27 December 1870–21 July 1953 (Age 82)
Wood, Ohio, United States

The Life of Laura Bell

When Laura Bell Caskey was born on 27 December 1870, in Wood, Ohio, United States, her father, John Raney Caskey, was 22 and her mother, Mary Jane Derodes, was 23. She married Allen C. Harkness on 26 August 1887, in Hancock, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Findlay, Hancock, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Findlay, Findlay, Findlay Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 21 July 1953, in Liberty Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen C. Harkness
Laura Bell Caskey
Marriage: 26 August 1887
Stella Harkness Groth

Spouse and Children

26 August 1887
Hancock, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Raney Caskey


    Mary Jane Derodes






    Samuel Caskey



    Sarah Ortey Caskey


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a personal name of Norse origin ( see McCaskey ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Bell Caskey in household of John Caskey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura B Harkness in household of Allen C Harkness, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura Harkness in household of Al Harkness, "United States Census, 1920"

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