John Chapman Laing

17 October 1833–28 November 1906 (Age 73)
Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Chapman

When John Chapman Laing was born on 17 October 1833, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Laing, was 36 and his mother, Jane Willson, was 28. He married Sarah Elizabeth Weydemeyer on 14 November 1857, in Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 28 November 1906, in Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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John Chapman Laing
Sarah Elizabeth Weydemeyer
Marriage: 14 November 1857
Arthur E. Laing
Minnie A. Laing
Stanley J. Laing

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Elizabeth Weydemeyer


14 November 1857
Genesee, Michigan, United States


    Arthur E. Laing


    Minnie A. Laing


    Stanley J. Laing


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World Events (8)


Age 2

A strike involving more than 2,000 workers from 20 textile mills in Paterson, New Jersey. Many of those involved were children, Irish, or both. The primary goal of the strike was to reduce the daily working hours from 13.5 to 11. Employers refused to negotiate, but the strike ended with a declaration that the workdays would now be 12 hours during the week and 9 hours on Saturdays. Paterson employers also blacklisted many of the strike leaders and their families.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 21

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Scottish spelling of Lang .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John C Lane, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John C Laing, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John C Laing, "United States Census, 1880"

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