Laura Jane Nase

14 November 1851–6 December 1941 (Age 90)
Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Laura Jane

When Laura Jane Nase was born on 14 November 1851, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, her father, Butler Nase, was 28 and her mother, Louisiana Mississippi Haggard, was 26. She married Francis Marion Dial on 31 December 1868, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in East Marion Township, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Creal Springs, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 6 December 1941, in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Frankfort Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Dial
Laura Jane Nase
Marriage: 31 December 1868
Elmer Eugene Dial
Horatio Ransom Dial
Edward Otho Dial

Spouse and Children

31 December 1868
Franklin, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    John Butler Nase



    Allen Nase



    Francis Nase


World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German nase ‘nose’, denoting someone with an unusually big or otherwise remarkable nose.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Laura J Nace in household of Butler Nace, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Laura Hunter in household of Loyd P Hunter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Loura Hunter in household of George Hunter, "United States Census, 1910"

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