Laura Estelle Blades

Female27 November 1853–30 May 1919

Brief Life History of Laura Estelle

When Laura Estelle Blades was born on 27 November 1853, in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, her father, James Mortimer Blades, was 28 and her mother, Elsie R. Lockwood, was 23. She married Judge Thompson Beverly Stelle on 11 February 1873, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hamilton, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 30 May 1919, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States.

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Judge Thompson Beverly Stelle
Laura Estelle Blades
Marriage: 11 February 1873
Edith E. Stelle
Thompson R Stelle
Eleanor M. Stelle
Cyrus Beverly Stelle
Raleigh Benton Stelle Sr.
William Harrison Stelle
Elsie Judith Stelle
Governor John Henry Stelle

Sources (18)

  • Laura A Moorman in household of Joe W Moorman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura E. Moorman, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Laura E. Stelle, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1873Hamilton, Illinois, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1855 · Lager Beer Riot

    Age 2

    The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.


    Age 10

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 19

    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.

    Name Meaning


    topographic name alluding to a feature recorded in the parish of Reeth in Swaledale (North Yorkshire), the name of which is derived from Middle English blade, Old English blæd ‘blade, leaf’ in some transferred sense. The reference might be to blade-shaped pieces of ground, ledges, or terraces. Alternatively, it may denote an area of ‘grassland’.

    variant of Blade , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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