Carrie Laws

January 1844–after 1910 (Age 66)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Carrie

When Carrie Laws was born in January 1844, in England, United Kingdom, her father, James Laws, was 53 and her mother, Mrs. James Laws, was 39. She married George Washington Porter on 17 October 1860. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Turtle, Rock, Wisconsin, United States for about 25 years and Rockton, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died after 1910, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Porter
Carrie Laws
Marriage: 17 October 1860
William Webster Porter
Nellie W Porter
Robert Reigert Porter

Spouse and Children

17 October 1860


Parents and Siblings

    James Laws


    Mrs. James Laws




    June Laws



World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 10

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly southern): patronymic from the personal name Law (pet form of Lawrence ).2 Perhaps a reduced form of Scottish or Irish McLeish . Compare McLaws .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carrie Porter in household of G W Porter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Carrie Porter in household of Robert Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Carrie Porter in household of Geo Porter, "Wisconsin, State Census, 1905"

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