Laura Elizabeth MacCarty

23 June 1883–18 December 1969 (Age 86)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Laura Elizabeth

When Laura Elizabeth MacCarty was born on 23 June 1883, in Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson McCarty, was 49 and her mother, Sarah Mariah Peirce, was 31. She married Gilbert Wesley Smith on 19 July 1905, in Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 18 December 1969, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Gilbert Wesley Smith
Laura Elizabeth MacCarty
Marriage: 19 July 1905
Alice Elizabeth Smith
Katherine Harriet Smith
Bernard Wesley Smith
Helen Margaret Smith
Frances Lucille Smith

Spouse and Children

19 July 1905
Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 2

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Irish: see McCarthy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura E Macartey in household of Andrew Macartey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Smith in household of Gilbert W Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura E Smith in household of Gilbert W Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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