Laura Texas Legg

25 May 1880–12 December 1956 (Age 76)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Laura Texas

When Laura Texas Legg was born on 25 May 1880, in Alabama, United States, her father, Edward McClendon Legg, was 52 and her mother, Ellen Caroline Smith, was 41. She had at least 1 son with Sanford Matthew McElroy. She lived in Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died on 12 December 1956, in Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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Sanford Matthew McElroy
Laura Texas Legg
William Peebles Mcelroy

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    William Peebles Mcelroy


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 15

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): metonymic nickname for someone with some malformation or peculiarity of the leg, or just with particularly long legs, from Middle English legg (Old Norse leggr).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Legg in household of Caroline Legg, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Texas Legg in household of William Legg, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura Mcelroy in household of Sanford M Mcelroy, "United States Census, 1920"

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