Laura Day

27 August 1825–8 July 1916 (Age 90)
Massena, Massena, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Day was born on 27 August 1825, in Massena, Massena, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Edward Day, was 39 and her mother, Aurelia Miller, was 30. She married Silas A. Felton on 14 January 1849, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Hanford, Kings, California, United States in 1900 and Lucerne, Kings, California, United States in 1910. She died on 8 July 1916, in Kings, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Silas A. Felton
Laura Day
Marriage: 14 January 1849
Dr Lucius Ely Felton

Spouse and Children

14 January 1849
Massachusetts, United States


    Dr Lucius Ely Felton


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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 23

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1850 · California Is Admitted to Union

Age 25

California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of David .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey(e), Old English Dæi, apparently from Old English dæg ‘day’, perhaps a short form of Old English personal names such as Dægberht and Dægmund. Reaney, however, points to the Middle English word day(e), dey(e) ‘dairy maid’, ‘(female) servant’ (from Old English dæge, cognate with Old Norse deigja ‘female servant’, ultimately from a root meaning ‘to knead’, and related to the word for dough), which he says came to be used for a servant of either sex.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh ( see O’Dea ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Felton in household of Lewis E Felton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Felton in household of Lucius Felton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Felton in household of Silas A Felton, "United States Census, 1860"

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